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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 27 July 1937Brooksville, Kentucky, USA
Date of Death 8 January 2009Reno, Nevada, USA  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameDonald Poe Galloway
Nickname Poe
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born July 27, 1937 in Brooksville, Kentucky. He was married to Linda Galloway [divorced], the former Linda Robinson, and had two daughters. Their names are Tracy and Jennifer. Married the second time to Linda Marie, he has two stepchildren: Sheila and Robert. He also has one brother. Education, University of Kentucky-Fine arts. He was well known as Sergeant Ed Brown in the TV series Ironside (1967). Now, he is on a Corporate training team, as a consultant special - specializing in public speaking, and also presents acting seminars.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Connie Winch

Spouse (2)

Linda Marie (25 May 1989 - 8 January 2009) (his death)
Linda Galloway (27 September 1963 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Was the international spokesman in about one thousand television commercials (Citibank, Time Magazine, Holiday Inns, Ford, Allegheny Ludlum, Northwestern Mutual Life, etc.) and seventy-five in-house films (Jewelers' Mutual Insurance, Mercedes-Benz, etc.).
Graduate of the University of Kentucky's Department of Fine Arts.
Daughter Sheila was a private in the United States Army in 2001.
Studied with renown acting coach Herbert Berghof in New York City.
Best remembered by the public for his role as "Sgt. Ed Brown" on Ironside (1967).
First wife and sometime actress Linda Galloway (nee Robinson), who bore him two daughters, Tracy Galloway and Jennifer Galloway, appeared with Don in a couple of his Ironside (1967) episodes in the 1970s. Don has two stepchildren, Sheila and Robert Julian, from his second marriage to Linda Marie, whom he married in 1989 and survives him.
Father Paul Galloway was a contractor; his mother was the former Malee Poe. He also has a brother Paul.
Served in the Army from 1955 to 1957 and was stationed in Germany.
After receiving a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Kentucky in 1961, he moved to New York City where he appeared off-Broadway in the 1962 play "Bring Me Home a Warm Body," which earned him a Theatre World Award for "promising newcomer".
Tired of the acting grind, he retired from the profession and eventually moved to New Hampsire where, as a Libertarian, he wrote a weekly opinion column for the Union Leader in Manchester for much of 2004.
Moved to Reno about a year before his death. In failing health after suffering a stroke, he resided at the Renown Regional Medical Center there.
Was a reserve deputy for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in 1993 for about a year.
Taught acting for a time in Los Angeles.
Living in Hooksett, New Hampshire and writes a column for the Manchester Union Leader newspaper. [February 2004]
Consultant, Spokesperson,and Speaker to small groups.

Personal Quotes (5)

Finally realizing that I would never actually learn how to act, I retired. I'm mighty proud of my epiphany, and I would imagine Hollywood is pleased, too. This differentiates me from professional politicians, who never ever seem to understand that they are dangerous and also silly.
[on interpreting the constitution]: In New Hampshire, the Senate has decided by a rather narrow margin that our constitution actually means what it says. It's all about whether you can carry a gun if you want to, and the constitution says you absolutely can. The bill now goes to the House, where they will decide whether the constitution actually means what it says.
[on obscenity]: If the FCC wants to ferret out obscenity, it should spend a day in the United States Congress.
A politician not talking. Hasn't happened lately, but could. Maybe. Probably not.
[The last column he wrote]: On a personal note, I was a professional actor for 30 years. This means that I learned my lines and showed up for work on time and did the best I could to entertain. Then I cashed the paycheck so I could take care of my family.

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