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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 April 1938Venice, California, USA
Date of Death 13 October 2012Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Birth NameGary Ennis Collins
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on April 30, 1938 in Venice, California, Gary Collins was one of the most versatile actors in the entertainment industry. Gary attended Santa Monica City College and then enlisted in the United States Army for two years. While in uniform, Gary discovered acting and performed as a radio and television personality for the Armed Forces Network. A talented and diverse actor, he has portrayed a variety of characters in films, television movies, miniseries, television series and on stage. In addition to these roles, Gary is also well known for his easygoing style and warmth as a Host. Gary is married to actress, television personality and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. He and his wife have been involved with the March of Dimes for more than 20 years and they are active volunteers in relief organizations to end world hunger. They are also involved with the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis. Gary Collins died at age 74 of natural causes on October 13, 2012 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rita J. Runyon

Spouse (2)

Mary Ann Mobley (24 November 1967 - 13 October 2012) (his death) (1 child)
Susan Peterson Lachman (3 October 1964 - 3 August 1967) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

His wife, Mary Ann Mobley, is a former Miss America.
Father, with Mary Ann Mobley, of daughter Clancy Collins White, a senior vice-president with MGM Television.
Was initiated into DeMolay at the Triangle Chapter in Venice, California in 1952.
Was a member of the first class to be inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame on November 13, 1986.
Was a Past Master Councilor.
Arrested on October 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California under suspicion of misdemeanor DUI, booked and released on $40,000 bail.
Pled no contest to DUI on December 6, 2007 in a Van Nuys, California court. Sentenced to 48 months of probation, jail time and other sanctions.
Father-in-law of Dean White.
Father, with Susan Peterson Lachman, of son Guy Collins, and daughter Mimi Collins.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
His wife, Mary Ann Mobley, was the 1959 Miss America, when she was 23-years-old.
Released of the book, "The Hour Magazine Cookbook".

Personal Quotes (1)

Needless to say, DeMolay had a profound effect on me. It arrived at a critical point in my life. For at fourteen, the issues of fraternity, faith, and trust were insignificant. The example of Jacques DeMolay's courage helped me to see that there was another dimension to one's life and that the attempt to reach a worthy goal could give so much more meaning to one's life. Of course, the opportunity to go through the chairs was an honor and certainly nurtured whatever leadership qualities I might possess today.

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