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Don Herbert Poster

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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 July 1917Waconia, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 12 June 2007Bell Canyon, California, USA  (bone cancer)
Birth NameDonald Jeffrey Herbert
Nickname Mr. Wizard

Mini Bio (1)

Don Herbert was born on July 10, 1917 in Waconia, Minnesota, USA as Donald Jeffrey Herbert. He is known for his work on General Electric Theater (1953), Mr. Wizard (1951) and Mr. Wizard's World (1983). He was married to Norma Kasell and Maraleita Dutton. He died on June 12, 2007 in Bell Canyon, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Norma Kasell (1 December 1972 - 12 June 2007) (his death)
Maraleita Dutton (1939 - ?) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Acted opposite Nancy Reagan (Reagan) at Coach House Summer Theater in 1940.
Graduated from LaCrosse State Teacher's College in LaCrosse, WI in 1940; obtained degrees in English and General Science.
Flew a B-24 four engine bomber & crew to Italy; Completed 56 bombing missions over Northern Italy, Germany and Yugoslavia during WWII, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
"Watch Mr. Wizard" received a Peabody Award in 1954.
He worked as an actor and radio writer before starting "Watch Mr. Wizard" in Chicago on NBC.
Herbert and Bill Murray were the first guests on Late Night with David Letterman (1982) when the TV show premiered (February 1, 1982).

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