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John McGiver

Personal information
Birth dateNovember 5, 1913
Place of birthNew York City, New York, United States
Date of deathSeptember 9, 1975(age 61)
Death placeWest Fulton, New York
SpouseRuth Schmigelsky (1947 - 75) (his death)

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John Irwin McGiver (November 5, 1913 September 9, 1975) was a character actor who made more than a hundred appearances in television and motion pictures over a two-decade span from 1955 to 1975.

The owl-faced, portly actor with the mid-Atlantic accent was known for his performances as the religious fanatic Mr. O'Daniel in the film Midnight Cowboy; as the kindly Tiffany's salesman in Breakfast at Tiffany's; and as the ill-fated, but honorable Senator Jordan in the original film version of The Manchurian Candidate. He also appeared on many TV shows and commercials, including a Baggies spot in the 1960s, as well as the first of a popular series of commercials for the American Express charge card ("Do you know me?").

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