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Herbert Anderson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert Anderson (March 30, 1917 – June 11, 1994) was an American character actor from Oakland, California, probably best remembered for his role as Henry Mitchell, the father, in the CBS television sitcom Dennis the Menace, which was based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. After a few minor roles in films for Warner Bros., Anderson got his big break in the 1941 picture Navy Blues, starring Martha Raye and Ann Sheridan, followed by The Body Disappears and The Male Animal in which he co-starred with Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland. His other films include the 1949 World War II film Battleground, Give My Regards to Broadway, Excuse My Dust, Island in the Sky, The Benny Goodman Story, Kelly and Me, Joe Butterfly, My Man Godfrey (1957), I Bury the Living, Sunrise at Campobello, Hold On! and Rascal. Anderson also acted extensively in Broadway shows, including the role of Dr. Bird in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. He was also in the film version of The Caine Mutiny, with Humphrey Bogart; he was the only actor to appear in both the Broadway play and film. In addition to his role in Dennis the Menace, Anderson is also known for many lead and guest-starring roles on television, including: Crossroads, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Real McCoys, Perry Mason, The David Niven Show, Mr. Adams and Eve, Sea Hunt, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, My Three Sons, The Bing Crosby Show, I Dream of Jeannie, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Cara Williams Show, Petticoat Junction, Bewitched, Daniel Boone, Family Affair, Adam-12, Green Acres, Batman , Dragnet, The Brady Bunch, The Name of the Game, The Governor and J.J., Ironside, Gunsmoke, Nanny and the Professor, The Jimmy Stewart Show, The Smith Family, The Rookies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Waltons. Anderson retired from acting in 1982 after undergoing heart surgery. He died of complications from a stroke on June 11, 1994, in Palm Springs, California.

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Mar 30, 1917 In Oakland, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet 1940-01-03
Latest Project:
Movie Herr Ober! 1992-01-31
Known For
Poster of Bewitched
Poster of My Man Godfrey
Poster of The Prowler
Poster of Wings of Steel
Movie Herr Ober! 1992-01-31
Movie Virginia Hill Sen. Estes Kefauver 1974-11-19
Series The Paul Lynde Show Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series Nanny and the Professor Unknown 1970-01-21
Movie Rascal Mr. Pringle 1969-06-11
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Series Family Affair Unknown 1966-09-12
Movie Hold On! Ed Lindquist 1966-06-22
Series Green Acres Unknown 1965-09-15
Series I Dream of Jeannie Unknown 1965-09-18
Series The Bing Crosby Show Unknown 1964-09-14
Series Bewitched Unknown 1964-09-17
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series The Cara Williams Show Unknown 1964-09-23
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Dennis, The Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Movie Nightmare at Ground Zero 1958-05-15
Movie I Bury the Living Jess Jessup 1958-07-01
Movie Spring Reunion Edward 1957-03-01
Movie Four Girls in Town Ted Larabee 1957-01-16
Series Official Detective Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie Kelly and Me Ben Collins 1957-04-10
Movie Night Passage Will Renner 1957-07-24
Movie Joe Butterfly Maj. Ferguson 1957-05-29
Movie My Man Godfrey Hubert 1957-10-11
Series The Real McCoys Unknown 1957-10-03
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie The Benny Goodman Story John Hammond Jr. 1956-01-01
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Series Navy Log Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie The Caine Mutiny Ens. Rabbit (uncredited) 1954-06-23
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Island in the Sky Breezy 1953-09-05
Movie The Girl in White Dr. Barclay 1952-05-23
Movie Finders Keepers Hotel Clerk 1952-01-01
Movie The Prowler Reporter (uncredited) 1951-05-25
Movie Excuse My Dust Ben Parrott 1951-06-29
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie The Lawless Jonas Creel (as Guy Anderson) 1950-06-01
Movie The Yellow Cab Man Willis Tomlin 1950-04-07
Movie The Magnificent Yankee 1950-12-20
Movie Battleground Hansan 1949-11-09
Movie You Were Meant for Me Eddie 1948-01-28
Movie Give My Regards to Broadway Frank Doty 1948-06-08
Movie That Way With Women Melvyn Pfeiffer 1947-03-29
Movie Love and Learn Pete 1947-05-02
Movie The Male Animal Michael Barnes 1942-04-04
Movie The Strawberry Blonde Girl-Chaser in Park (uncredited) 1941-02-22
Movie Four Mothers Reporter (uncredited) 1941-01-04
Movie Wings of Steel 1941-04-04
Movie Honeymoon for Three Floyd T. Ingram 1941-01-18
Movie Dive Bomber Chubby Markham 1941-08-31
Movie Navy Blues Homer Matthews 1941-09-13
Movie The Body Disappears George Appleby 1941-12-06
Movie 'Til We Meet Again 1940-04-20
Movie Calling Philo Vance First Reporter 1940-02-03
Movie The Fighting 69th Pvt. Casey 1940-01-27
Movie Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Medical Assistant 1940-01-03
Movie Tear Gas Squad Pliny Jones 1940-05-04
Movie Meet the Fleet Dan Howell 1940-12-21
Movie No Time for Comedy Actor in Show 1940-09-14
Movie Service with the Colors Hiram Briggs 1940-08-31
Movie Young America Flies Jim 1940-07-13
Movie The Sea Hawk Eph Winters 1940-07-01