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Dick Van Patten


Born - 9 December 1928, New York City, USA
Died - 23 June 2015

Chubby, toothsome, snub-nosed American character actor with thinning brown hair, mostly in cheerfully comic roles. A hit as the father of eight in the TV series Eight is Enough, Van Patten had himself been acting since childhood. On stage since 1937, and TV from 1949, he ventured into films much later, but soon became a fixture, much associated with Mel Brooks and with Disney comedies: Violent Midnight (1963), Charly (1968), Zachariah (1971), Joe Kidd (1972), Snowball Express (1972), Westworld (1973), Superdad (1973), The Strongest Man in the World (1975), Freaky Friday (1976), High Anxiety (1977), Lunch Wagon (1981), Spaceballs (1987), Final Embrace (1992), Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Love is All There Is (1996), Angel on Abbey Street (1999), Groom Lake (2002), Freezerburn (2005) and Opposite Day (2009), his last. He died from diabetes complications.