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Date of Birth 4 January 1924St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 3 January 2005Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameWarren Joseph Kemmerling
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After graduating from St. Louis University in 1947 and serving a hitch in the Marines, Warren Kemmerling began his acting career in the theater. A fine singer, Kemmerling debuted on Broadway in 1953 "Me and Juliet". After six years in musicals which included Rogers and Hammerstein's "Anchors Aweigh," Kemmerling decided to try his hand in Hollywood. He spent the next thirty-odd years as a supporting player, mainly in television, making several appearances in such as "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Ironside", and "The Macahans(How the West Was Won - Wanted: Luke Macahan). His most notable appearance is probably as Lyndon Johnson on the 1978 miniseries "King".

Kemmerling is also well-known for serving 18 years on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actor's Guild, where he was a leading advocate of benefits for actors.

After his death in 2005, Kemmerling was posthumously paid a tribute at the Screen Actors Guild awards that year.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Barrister

Spouse (2)

Marianne Olsen (21 March 1957 - 3 January 2005) (his death) (2 children)
Jo Ann (1952 - 1955) (divorced)

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