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Everett Dirksen (1896–1969)

Everett Dirksen was born on January 4, 1896 in Pekin, Illinois, USA as Everett McKinley Dirksen. He was an actor, known for The Best on Record (1968), Here, I Grew Up (1968) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He died on September 7, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. See full bio »

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The Best on Record
Here, I Grew Up
Here, I Grew Up Himself - Narrator
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Face the Nation


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 1969 The Monitors
Man in Monitors Commercial (as Senator Everett Dirksen)
 1967-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
U.S. Senator / Narrator / US Senator / ...
- A Christmas Story: 1777 (1968) ... U.S. Senator / Narrator
- Episode #16.29 (1967) ... US Senator / Guest
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U.S. senator who, in 1967, became the first to record an album while serving in the Senate. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Everett M. Dirksen | Senator Everett M. Dirksen | Senator Everett Dirksen | Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois

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Personal Quote:

A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon we'll be talking about real money!


He recorded four albums using his resonant bass voice, one of which, "Gallant Men", won a Grammy Award for Best Documentary Recording in 1968. The record went to #16 on the Billboard album chart while the title track single went to #29 on the Billboard Top 40. See more »


"The Wizard of Ooze"

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