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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 23 October 1910Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 19 August 1987Toluca Lake, California, USA  (multiple myeloma)
Birth NameWilliam Henry Rorke
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Hayden Rorke was best known as the ever suspicious "Dr. Alfred E. Bellows" on the 1960s TV series, I Dream of Jeannie (1965). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rorke was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he began his stage career in the 1930s with the Hampden Theatrical Company. A veteran of numerous Broadway shows, he made his film debut in the musical, This Is the Army (1943), while in the service during World War II. His films included: An American in Paris (1951), Pillow Talk (1959) and When Worlds Collide (1951). A familiar face on TV during the 1950s, Rorke appeared on numerous shows including: The Twilight Zone (1959), Perry Mason (1957), Broken Arrow (1956) and Cheyenne (1955). His final appearance was reprising the role of "Dr. Bellows" in the TV movie: I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (1985).

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Trivia (5)

Studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Son of screen and stage actress Margaret Rorke (née Hayden; 1884-1969).
Best remembered by the public for his role as "Doctor Bellows" in the television series I Dream of Jeannie (1965).
In 2011, Rorke's I Dream of Jeannie (1965) costar Barbara Eden gave an interview to "TV Guide" magazine in which she revealed that Rorke was gay and had a longtime romantic partner.
His partner was Jus Addiss.

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