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Charles Nelson Reilly
Birth: Jan. 13, 1931
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Death: May 25, 2007
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor, Director, Comedian, Entertainer, Fondly remembered by television viewers, who savored his campy wisecracks and saucy exchanges with fellow panelists on the CBS game show, "Match Game." During it's height in the 1970s, Reilly was beloved for his numerous appearances on the top rated game show. From 1968-1970, he appeared as the pretentious 'Claymore Gregg' on the NBC/ABC television series, "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir." He was equally known to millions of children as the wicked but outwitted magician, 'Horatio J. HooDoo' on the 1970s Saturday morning ABC television series, "Lidsville." Despite his seemingly wacky television persona, he created a serious career as a Broadway actor and director. He won a Tony Award for his role in the 1962 production of, "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" and was nominated as a director for "The Gin Game" in 1997. He also did voice work for numerous Saturday morning cartoon shows, and animated motion pictures including, "All Dogs Go To Heaven" (1989) and "Rock A Doodle" (1991). During the 1990s, he made memorable appearances on the television shows, "Designing Women," "The Drew Carey Show," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Family Matters," and "The X-Files". In his final years, he toured in a one-man show, "Save It For the Stage: The Life of Reilly." In 2004, his final performance of the show was filmed as the basis for an autobiographical film entitled, "The Life of Reilly" released in 2006, which was interspersed with clips, images and music. (bio by: katzizkidz) 

Cause of death: Complications of pneumonia
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: A.J. Marik
Record added: May 27, 2007
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Enjoyed you on Match Game, Rest In Peace.
- John Cramb
 Added: Aug. 12, 2014
You were a delightful and a brilliant director. God bless you, Sir!
- Christian
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
Did you meet up with the Captain yet?
- Marianne
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
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