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Darren McGavin

McGavin as Carl Kolchak
Personal information
Birth nameWilliam Lyle Richardson
Birth dateMay 7, 1922
Place of birthSpokane, Washington, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 25, 2006(age 83)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1940 - 2006
SpouseMelanie York (March 20, 1944 1969; divorced)
Kathie Browne (December 31, 1969 April 8, 2003; her death)

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Darren McGavin (May 7, 1922 - February 25, 2006) was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker and his portrayal in the film A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. From 1959-1961, McGavin starred in the NBC western series Riverboat, first with Burt Reynolds and then with Noah Beery, Jr.

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