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Overview (2)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameDonald James Burnett

Mini Bio (1)

Don Burnett was born on November 3, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald James Burnett. He is an actor, known for Northwest Passage (1958), The Triumph of Robin Hood (1962) and Damon and Pythias (1962). He has been married to Barbara Anderson since February 14, 1971. He was previously married to Gia Scala.

Spouse (2)

Barbara Anderson (14 February 1971 - present)
Gia Scala (21 August 1959 - 1 September 1970) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Delivered the eulogy at the 1989 memorial service for his friend and Damon and Pythias (1962) (aka "Damon and Pythias") co-star, Guy Williams.
Married actress Gia Scala (whom he met while filming Don't Go Near the Water (1957)) in 1957. They divorced in 1970. In 1971, he married actress Barbara Anderson who played the blonde cop on TV's Ironside (1967) series.
After his ex-wife Gia Scala died from a drug overdose in 1972; he was one of the pallbearers at her funeral. Don's father also attended with his second wife. Don's mother, Rose, had passed away April 6, 1959.
Later became a successful stockbroker.
Appeared in Italian pictures. He starred as the legendary hero in The Triumph of Robin Hood (1962) [The Triumph of Robin Hood] and later co-starred with actor and good friend Guy Williams in Damon and Pythias (1962) [Damon and Pythias] as Pythias. His actress/wife Gia was originally set for a co-starring role in the film but was replaced.
After several separations and reconciliations, he broke up with actress wife Gia Scala on grounds of incompatibility and divorced her in September of 1970. The following year he had to obtain a restraining order against his clinically-depressed wife in order to prevent her from harassing and striking him.
Ex-brother-in-law of Tina Scala.
Don Burnett met Rock Hudson in Malibu. Later they became good friends. They liked to swim and sail. After Don left his wife Gia Scala, he stayed in Rock Hudson's house.

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