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Don DeFore

Highest Rated:   100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Lowest Rated:   80% Romance on the High Seas (1948)
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Character actor Don Defore was the son of an Iowa-based locomotive engineer. His first taste of acting came while appearing in church plays directed by his mother. Defore briefly thought of becoming an attorney, but gave up a scholarship to the University of Iowa to study at the Pasadena Playhouse. He began appearing in films in 1937 and in professional theatre in 1938, billed under his given name of Deforest. Defore's career turning point was the Broadway play The Male Animal, in which he played a thickheaded college football player; he repeated the role in the 1942 film version, and later played a larger part in the 1952 remake She's Working Her Way Through College. In most of his film assignments, Defore was cast as the good-natured urbanized "rube" who didn't get the girl. For several years in the 1950s, Defore played "Thorny" Thornberry, the Nelson family's well-meaning next door neighbor, on TV's Ozzie and Harriet. Don Defore's best-known TV role was George Baxter on the Shirley Booth sitcom Hazel (1961-65).

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Rare Breed
  • Frank Nelson
1981
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Jack Weaver
1960
No Score Yet A Time to Love and a Time to Die
  • Boettcher
1958
No Score Yet Battle Hymn
  • Capt. Dan Skidmore
1957
No Score Yet Jumping Jacks
  • Lt. Kelsey
1952
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port
  • Bert Sedgwick
1952
No Score Yet She's Working Her Way Through College
  • Shep Slade
1952
No Score Yet No Room for the Groom
  • Herman Strouple
1952
No Score Yet Lost TV Comedy of the 50's
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Southside 1-1000 (Forgery) (Union 1-1000)
  • John Riggs, Nick Starns
1950
No Score Yet Dark City
  • Arthur Winant
1950
No Score Yet My Friend Irma
  • Richard Rhinelander
1949
No Score Yet Too Late for Tears
  • Don Blake
1949
80% Romance on the High Seas
  • Michael Kent
1948
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Jim Bullock
1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations
  • Dink Watson
1946
No Score Yet Stork Club
  • Danny Wilton
1945
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe
  • "Powerhouse" James J. Rourke
1944
100% Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • Charles McClure
1944
80% The Human Comedy
  • Texas
1943
No Score Yet You Can't Escape Forever
  • Reporter Davis
1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal
  • Wally
1942
No Score Yet Submarine D-1
  • Sailor
1937
No Score Yet Kid Galahad
  • Ringsider
1937
No Score Yet Ramrod
  • Bill Schell
1930

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