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Dane Clark
Original name: Bernard Zanville
Birth: Feb. 26, 1912
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1998
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Known by his self-described image as "Joe Average," his 50-plus year career spanned Broadway, films, and television. Born Bernard Zanville to Jewish immigrants, his father owned a sporting goods store. After graduating from Cornell University at Ithaca, New York he earned a law degree at St. John's University School of Law in Queens, New York. During the Great Depression, he worked as a boxer, baseball player, construction worker, and model. It was his modeling career that brought him into acting and he began on the Broadway stage, graduating from small parts to more important roles, which included the role of 'George' from actor Wallace Ford in the 1937 production "Of Mice and Men." In 1943 he was signed to a contract by Warner Brothers Studios and appeared often in war movies like "Action in the North Atlantic" (1943, his breakthrough part, with Humphrey Bogart), "Destination Tokyo" (1943, with Cary Grant), "God Is My Co-Pilot (1945, with Dennis Morgan), and "Pride of the Marines" (1945, with John Garfield). According to Clark, it was Bogart gave him his stage name. He was voted the 16th most popular star at the US box office in 1945 and in the September 1946 edition of Movie Life Magazine, he was dubbed "the most stylish actor in Hollywood". During the 1950s, he became one of a small group of actors (excluding the original 'founding' members brought in at the Studio's inception) awarded life membership in The Actors Studio. He played the role of 'Peter Chambers' in the short-lived radio show "Crime and Peter Chambers," a half-hour show that aired from April until September 1954. In the 1954-1955 television season, he co-starred as the character 'Richard Adams' in the NBC crime drama "Justice," about attorneys of the Legal Aid Society of New York. In 1959 he reprised Humphrey Bogart's role as 'Slate' in the short-lived television series "Bold Venture," a short-lived television series. He also guest starred on a number of television shows, including "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town," "Appointment with Adventure," "Your Show of Shows," "Rawhide," and "The Twilight Zone." He also played the role of 'Lieutenant Tragg' in the short-lived revival of "The New Perry Mason" CBS television series in 1973. His film career totaled 30 films, with his final appearance in "Last Rites" (1988, with Tom Berenger). He died of cancer at the age of 86. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to television. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Mount Sinai Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jul 18, 2002
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Dane Clark
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andsome and talented a great ACTOR REST IN PEACE
- deborah dyess
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
So very handsome, always pulled at my heart strings as a young teen movie fan.RIP Dane
- sej
 Added: Nov. 20, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
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