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Marlin Perkins (1905–1986)


Marlin Perkins was born on March 28, 1905 in Carthage, Missouri, USA as Richard Marlin Perkins. He was married to Carol Morse Cotsworth and Elise More. He died on June 14, 1986 in Clayton, Missouri. See full bio »

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(age 81) in Clayton, Missouri, USA

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The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Wildlife Expert / Himself - Animal Expert / Himself - Former Zoo Director
(1968-1976)
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom Himself - Host / Himself / Himself (host)
(1963-1984)
Zoo Parade
Zoo Parade Himself - Host / Himself
(1954-1957)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1963-1966)

Filmography

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 1963-1984 Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Host / Himself / Himself (host)
- Reunion with the Gorillas (1984) ... Himself - Host
- Winter Comes to Cougar Country (1971) ... Himself (host)
- Beneath Kilimanjaro (1969) ... Himself - Host
- Episode dated 6 April 1969 (1969) ... Himself - Host
- Episode dated 5 January 1969 (1969) ... Himself - Host
 1981 Today (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 16 April 1981 (1981) ... Himself
 1980 Good Morning America (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 6 February 1980 (1980) ... Himself
 1968-1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Wildlife Expert / Himself - Animal Expert / Himself - Former Zoo Director
- Episode #15.197 (1976) ... Himself - Wildlife Expert
- Episode #11.220 (1972) ... Himself - Animal Expert
- Episode #9.168 (1970) ... Himself - Former Zoo Director
- Episode #8.159 (1969) ... Himself - Wildlife Expert
- Episode #7.95 (1968) ... Himself - Wildlife Expert
 1963-1966 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #5.230 (1966) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #5.229 (1966) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.210 (1964) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #3.53 (1964) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #2.210 (1963) ... Himself - Guest
 1954-1957 Zoo Parade (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Himself
- Struggle for Survival (1957) ... Himself - Host
- The Highgate Ostrich Farm (1956) ... Himself - Host
- How Animals Got Their Names (1955) ... Himself - Host
- Episode dated 30 January 1955 (1955) ... Himself - Host
- Animal Adaptations and Science (1955) ... Himself - Host
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 2007 Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Zoo Director
- Magnificent Moments (2007) ... Himself - Zoo Director
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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Returned to the Saint Louis Zoo as its second full-time director in 1962, taking over for George P. Vierheller, who launched Perkins's career by putting him in charge of the reptile exhibit two weeks after giving him his first job -- sweeping the Zoo's sidewalks. See more »

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