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Edward Binns

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 12, 1916
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of deathDecember 4, 1990(age 74)
Death placeBrewster, New York, USA
OccupationFilm, stage, television actor
SpouseElizabeth Franz (?-1990) (his death)

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Edward Binns (September 12, 1916 December 4, 1990) was a stage, film, and television actor.

Binns was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After appearing in a number of Broadway plays, Binns began appearing in films in the early 1950s. Some of his notable roles include playing Juror #6 (the painter) in 12 Angry Men and Major General Walter Bedell Smith in the Academy Award-winning film Patton (1970).

He was also in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest as a police detective, and in Fail-Safe as Colonel Grady.

Binns also appeared in dozens of television programs including NBC's legal drama Justice, Rod Cameron's syndicated State Trooper, ABC's war drama 12 O'Clock High, and James Franciscus's 1961 CBS series The Investigators. He appeared as Colonel Robert Baldwin with June Allyson as his screen wife, Eleanor Baldwin, in the 1961 episode "Without Fear" of Allyson's CBS anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. He was a cast member of CBS' The Nurses from 1962 through 1964, and ABC's It Takes a Thief (1969 1970) with Robert Wagner. Binns also appeared in one episode of the ABC series A Man Called Shenandoah, with Robert Horton, as General Korshak on CBS's M*A*S*H, and in an episode of NBC's The Brian Keith Show, and in three episodes of The Fugitive. His distinctive voice was also heard in hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well.

Binns died from a heart attack at the age of seventy-four while traveling from New York City to his home in Connecticut.

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