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Joseph Kearns
Birth: Feb. 12, 1907
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1962
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. He was a versatile character performer fondly remembered for his role as Mr. Wilson on the CBS "Dennis the Menace" television series. He began his acting career on radio in the 1930s, appearing on such programs as "The Adventures of Sam Spade", "The Jack Benny Show", "My Little Margie" and "It's a great Life". Kearns made his film debut in "Hard, Fast and Beautiful" (1951), appeared in other movies, making his final film appearance in "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959). For television, his other credits include "Our Miss Brooks", "The Adventures of Superman" and "Leave it to Beaver". He died in Los Angeles, California, of a cerebral hemorrhage during the third season of "Dennis the Menace" at the age of 55. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Joseph Albert Kearns (1875 - 1936)
  Cordelia Marie Peterson Kearns (1877 - 1962)
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Eternal Love section, lot 5065
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14808, -118.3241
 
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Record added: May 16, 1999
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Forever missed and remembered...I own the Dennis the Menace series and you are my favorite character on it. You were a superb George Wilson! So very sad about your untimely death...the show wasn't the same without you. Continue to Rest In Peace, sir.
- David Packer
 Added: Dec. 2, 2016
I always felt for you when I watched you on Dennis the Menace. I think it's mostly because of your untimely death. And I always found your eyes fascinating...They draw me in. Your passing was very sad. RIP sweet man.
- Erin
 Added: Oct. 14, 2016
LOVE YOU AS AN ACTOR, (YOUR THE GREATEST), YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, GREATNESS NEVER FADES, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR QUALITY TALENTS, I WANT TO SEE YOUR MOVIES TV SHOWS THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, THE WORLD HAS...(Read more)
- Michael Kontarakis
 Added: Sep. 26, 2016
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