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Date of Birth 29 August 1914Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Date of Death 2 February 1995Burlingame, California, USA  (bone marrow disease)
Birth NameWillard Lewis Waterman
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Character actor in US radio, films, and TV. Memorable as the star of radio's "The Great Gildersleeve" from 1950 to 1955 (replacing the actor Harold Peary, who had originated the radio role of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve in 1941). As well, Waterman starred in the 1955 TV version.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bill Takacs <kinephile@aol.com>

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Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leaving in 1936.
Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Psi Chapter, University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Was cast in a 1980 Sony radio commercial which won a CLIO award for best commercial of the year in its category.
Interred at Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, California.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1601 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
Upon his death, his remains were interred at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, California. His location plot is Cypress Lot 506, Section A, Space 4.

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