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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 December 1923Franklin, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 15 May 1988Westwood, California, USA  (throat cancer)
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actor. Born in Franklin, Indiana on December 28, 1923, he was raised in Texas and went to college at Indiana University. There, on a speech and drama scholarship, he began to act and perform however this was interrupted by being called into the service. In World War II where he saw action overseas, he was befriended by actor Melvyn Douglas who led his division. With such encouragement, as well as meeting and becoming familiar with some Broadway folks, Duggan went into acting. From 1953 through practically the time of his death in 1988, he was a fixture in both movies and television. It is impossible to list all the different shows this prolific actor was part of either as support, guest or star. But to give an idea, he was General Ed Britt on "Twelve O'Clock High", he was Cal Calhoun in "Bourbon Beat" and his most famous role as Murdoch Lancer in "Lancer" and the original John Walton opposite Patricia Neal in "The Homecoming, A Christmas Story". Many people will remember him as "Howitzer" Al Hoolihan, the father of Hotlips in "MASH". It was in 1954 that he married the Broadway actress Elizabeth Logue whom he always called "Betty". Both Andrew Duggan and his wife were cremated, their ashes scattered at Lake Arrowhead, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Doug Richards

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Logue (20 September 1953 - 15 May 1988) (his death) (3 children)

Trade Mark (3)

His imposing 6'5" height made him one of the tallest men in Hollywood.
His post cancer, raspy voice made him even more authoritative.
Portraying presidents, generals, and other men of authority.

Trivia (5)

He was the voice of Father/Narrator in the second generation 1975 Carousel of Progress, the first version to premiere in Walt Disney World. Rex Allen was the original Father for the 64/65 World's Fair Carousel of Progress which was later moved to Disneyland in 1967.
Graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington)
After having a cancerous lump removed from his vocal chords Duggan acquired a raspy voice which enabled him to have a lucrative career doing both voice-overs and TV commercials.
Portrayed President Dwight D. Eisenhower three times, President Lyndon Johnson once and dozens of generals and military officers.
His wife Elizabeth Logue ("Betty") died of cancer in Santa Monica, California on June 7, 1988, less than a month after his death. She was a dancer and actress from New York, born on August 10, 1932. They have three children together: Richard, Nancy, and Melissa.

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