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Milburn Stone (1904–1980)

Character actor Milburn Stone, the beloved "Doc Adams" on TV's long-running western classic Gunsmoke (1955), was born in Kansas on July 5, 1904. Acting must have been in his blood as the nephew of Broadway comedian Fred Stone for Milburn left home as a teenager to find work with touring repertory troupes. Emulating his famous uncle Fred, he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Gunsmoke Doc / Dr. Galen Adams
Sky Patrol Skeeter Milligan
Stunt Pilot 'Skeeter' Milligan
The Judge Martin Strang


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 1955-1975 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Doc / Dr. Galen Adams
- The Sharecroppers (1975) ... Doc
- Manolo (1975) ... Doc
- The Busters (1975) ... Doc
- I Have Promises to Keep (1975) ... Doc
- Hard Labor (1975) ... Doc (credit only)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Mr. Dale
- The Great World and Timothy Colt (1958) ... Mr. Dale
 1957 Drango
Col. Bracken
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Lt. Lennon
- The Morals Squad (1956) ... Lt. Lennon
 1955 The Private War of Major Benson
Maj. Gen. Wilton J. Ramsey
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
- A Million Dollar Story (1955) ... Brewster
 1955 Smoke Signal
Sgt. Miles
 1955 White Feather
Commissioner Trenton
 1955 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
Grady Norton
- The Case of the Wild Wind (1955) ... Grady Norton
 1955 The Long Gray Line
Capt. John Pershing
 1954 Black Tuesday
Father Slocum
 1954 The Siege at Red River
Sgt. Benjamin 'Benjy' Guderman
 1951-1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
Morgan Crowley
- The Case of the Sure Thing (1953) ... Morgan Crowley
 1953 Arrowhead
Sandy MacKinnon
 1953 Second Chance
Edward Dawson
 1953 Pickup on South Street
Detective Winoki
 1953 Invaders from Mars
Capt. Roth
 1953 The Sun Shines Bright
Horace K. Maydew
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Next to Crash (1952) ... Colonel
 1952 The Savage
Cpl. Martin
 1952 Dragnet (TV Series)
Capt. R. A. Lohrman
- The Big Jump (1952) ... Capt. R. A. Lohrman
 1952 The Atomic City
Insp. Harold Mann
 1951 The Racket
Member of Craig's Team (uncredited)
 1951 Roadblock
Ray Egan
 1951 Flying Leathernecks
Fleet CIC Radio Operator (uncredited)
 1951 Operation Pacific
Ground Control Officer (uncredited)
 1950 Branded
 1950 The Fireball
Jeff Davis
 1950 Snow Dog
Dr. F. J. McKenzie
 1950 No Man of Her Own
 1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass
Abe Jones
 1949 The Sky Dragon
Capt. Tim Norton
 1949 The Green Promise
Reverend Jim Benton
 1949 The Judge
Martin Strang
 1948 Train to Alcatraz
Bart Kanin
 1947 Killer McCoy
Henchman (uncredited)
 1947 Heading for Heaven
Elwood Harding
 1947 Cass Timberlane
Nestor Purdwin (uncredited)
 1947 Killer Dill
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Stage Manager (uncredited)
 1947 Buck Privates Come Home
 1947 Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Raven Club Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Michigan Kid
Lanny Slade
 1946 Little Miss Big
Father Lennergan
 1946 Danger Woman
Gerald King
 1946 Inside Job
District Attorney Sutton
 1946 Her Adventurous Night
Cop #1
 1946 Strange Conquest
Bert Morrow
 1946 Smooth as Silk
John Kimble
 1946 Little Giant
Prof. Watkins (voice, uncredited)
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Daltons Ride Again
Parker W. Graham
 1945 The Royal Mounted Rides Again
Brad Taggart
 1945 Strange Confession
 1945 The Beautiful Cheat
Lucius Haven
 1945 On Stage Everybody
 1945 The Frozen Ghost
George Keene
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
Tim Colby
 1945 The Master Key
Agent Tom Brant
 1945 I'll Remember April
Willie Winchester
 1945 The Enemy Bacteria (Short)
 1945 She Gets Her Man
'Tommy Gun' Tucker
 1944 Jungle Woman
Fred Mason
 1944 Twilight on the Prairie
 1944 Gambler's Choice
Doctor (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Jim Hudson
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
Jim Bradley
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Bill Eaton
 1944 Prices Unlimited (Short)
 1944 Hat Check Honey
David Courtland
 1944 Weird Woman
Radio Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Phantom Lady
District Attorney (voice)
 1944 Strange Confession
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
 1943 Corvette K-225
Canadian Captain (uncredited)
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
Captain Vickery
 1943 Destroyer
Radioman (uncredited)
 1943 Get Going
Mr. Tuttle
 1943 Captive Wild Woman
Fred Mason
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Duke Redman
 1943 Submarine Alert
Lt. Winston - Naval Intelligence (uncredited)
 1943 You Can't Beat the Law
Frank Sanders
 1943 Silent Witness
Racketeer Joe Manson
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Detective Pete (uncredited)
 1942 Police Bullets
Johnny Reilly
 1942 Invisible Agent
German Sergeant (uncredited)
 1942 Rubber Racketeers
 1942 Pacific Rendezvous
Park Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
Lieutenant Farragut
 1942 Frisco Lil
 1941 No Hands on the Clock
FBI Man (uncredited)
 1941 Death Valley Outlaws
 1941 The Great Train Robbery
Duke Logan
 1941 The Phantom Cowboy
Stan Borden
 1940 The Great Plane Robbery
 1940 Give Us Wings
Tex Austin
 1940 Colorado
Don Burke alias Captain Mason
 1940 Public Deb No. 1
Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Buyer Beware (Short)
Fredericks (uncredited)
 1940 American Portrait (Short)
 1940 Lillian Russell
Jack - Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 An Angel from Texas
'Pooch' Davis (uncredited)
 1940 Enemy Agent
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Main Reporter (uncredited)
 1940 Black Friday
Reporter at Execution (uncredited)
 1940 Framed
Mathew Mattison
 1940 Chasing Trouble
Pat Callahan
 1939 Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Joe Felton (uncredited)
 1939 The Big Guy
Publicity man (uncredited)
 1939 Nick Carter, Master Detective
Dave Krebs
 1939 Crashing Thru
Delos Harrington
 1939 Fighting Mad
 1939 Danger Flight
Skeeter Milligan
 1939 Sky Patrol
Skeeter Milligan
 1939 Tropic Fury
Thomas E. Snell (as Milburne Stone)
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Head Busboy (uncredited)
 1939 Stunt Pilot
'Skeeter' Milligan
 1939 Young Mr. Lincoln
Stephen A. Douglas (uncredited)
 1939 Blind Alley
 1939 Mystery Plane
'Skeeter' Milligan
 1939 The Spirit of Culver
Instructor (uncredited)
 1939 Society Smugglers
Peter Garfield
 1939 Tail Spin
Kansas City Mechanic (uncredited)
 1939 King of the Turf
 1939 Made for Each Other
Newark Official (uncredited)
 1939 Blackwell's Island
Max (deputy commissioner) (uncredited)
 1938 California Frontier
Mal Halstead
 1938 The Storm
Hagen - Officer on SS Orion (uncredited)
 1938 Paroled from the Big House
Commissioner Downey
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
 1938 Sinners in Paradise
 1938 Come Across (Short)
Lee Darcy - Gang Member (uncredited)
 1938 Port of Missing Girls
Jim Benton
 1938 Mr. Boggs Steps Out
 1937 Federal Bullets
Tommy Thompson, Federal Agent
 1937 Music for Madame
Detective (uncredited)
 1937 Youth on Parole
 1937 Atlantic Flight
Henry Wadsworth 'Pokey' Schultz
 1937 Reported Missing!
Radio operator (uncredited)
 1937 Blazing Barriers
Joe Waters
 1937 The 13th Man
Jimmy Moran
 1937 You Can't Beat Love
Reporter Wilson (uncredited)
 1937 The Wildcatter
 1937 The Man in Blue
Henchman 'Dutch'
 1937 Wings Over Honolulu
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
 1937 Swing It Professor
Lou Morgan
 1937 A Doctor's Diary
Fred Clark
 1936 Three Smart Girls
Telegraph Desk Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Eddie - Sailor (uncredited)
 1936 The Accusing Finger
Convict (uncredited)
 1936 The Man I Marry
Stage manager (uncredited)
 1936 Rose Bowl
Booster Club Band Member (uncredited)
 1936 Two in a Crowd
Kennedy (uncredited)
 1936 Murder with Pictures
Operator (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
 1936 China Clipper
Radio Operator
 1936 Nobody's Fool
Clerk (uncredited)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
American Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The Milky Way
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 The Fighting Marines
Red - Henchman [Ch. 2,4-7,10,11] (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Carter's Aide (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Salesman (uncredited)
 1935 Cheers of the Crowd
Reporter (uncredited)
 1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
Sailor (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Around the Corner (1936). Comedy. Written by Martin Flavin. Directed by Bertram Harrison. 48th Street Theatre: 28 Dec 1936- Jan 193 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Charles Coburn (as "Fred Perkins"), Boyd Crawford, Zamah Cunningham (as "Sarah Clark"), Edwin Cushman, Lillian Emerson, Merle Maddern, Dodson Mitchell ... See more »

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Milburne Stone


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