Joseph Kearns Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 February 1907Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Date of Death 17 February 1962Los Angeles, California, USA  (cerebral hemorrhage)
Nickname Joe

Mini Bio (1)

Joseph Kearns was born on February 12, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Dennis the Menace (1959), Alice in Wonderland (1951) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959). He died on February 17, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (2)

Built his home around a pipe organ. Prior to becoming a well known old time radio actor, he had a career as a theatrical and OTR pipe organist. Famous for portraying Professor Moriarty to Basil Rathbone's Sherlock Holmes in Old Time Radio. Best known as TV's original Mr. Wilson in the first Dennis the Menace (1959) TV Series (upon his untimely death, he was replaced by Gale Gordon, who played a relative of Mr. Wilson who moved next door to Dennis, and was similarly driven up the wall by him).
Taught a course in theatrical make-up to fund his tuition for studies at the University of Utah.

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