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Overview (4)

Born in Honey Grove, Texas, USA
Died in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA  (age-related causes)
Birth NameWilliam Lindsey Erwin
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Erwin was born on December 2, 1914 in Honey Grove, Texas, USA as William Lindsey Erwin. He was an actor, known for Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Somewhere in Time (1980) and Home Alone (1990). He was married to Lucy Frances MacLachlan. He died on December 29, 2010 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Lucy Frances MacLachlan (10 January 1948 - 22 September 1995) ( her death) ( 4 children)

Trivia (9)

Appeared with celebrities such as Rosalind Russell, Lee Marvin, Phil Silvers and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.
He became Edgar Bergen's stage manager for his 1941 tour of the US.
Grandfather of actor Jesse Erwin.
Father of Timothy 'Toes' Erwin and producer Mike Erwin.
Father-in-law of Joan Conrad.
His parents and sister are buried at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo, Texas.
Although he played Patrick Cranshaw's son in Monk: Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man (2003), he was four and a half years his senior in real life.
He was the first to portray the voice of Grandpa Longneck in "The Land Before Time". Afterwards, Kenneth Mars took over for the character.
The "New Film Starts" section of the October 28, 1987, issue of Variety lists the movie "Night Falls", directed by Eric T. Nicolaisen, which began filming in Gainesville, Florida, Oct 19, 1987. Cast included Audrey Landers, Brian Patrick Clarke, Bill Erwin, Ruth Buzzi, Pamela Jean Bryant, and Gary Imhoff. A comedy-horror story about a college grad student who falls for a succubus. No evidence the film was ever released.

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