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Name: Jim Backus  
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Date of Birth: 25th February 1913
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Profession: Actor
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Jim Backus

Jim Backus was born on February 25, 1913 in Cleveland Ohio. He was a radio, television, movie actor, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Herbert Updike of the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis' husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's father in Rebel Without A Cause, and Thurston J. Howell III on Gilligan's Island.

Backus had an extensive career and worked steadily in Hollywood over five decades. For example, he appeared in Father was a Fullback in 1949, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World back to back in 1962 and 1963, and in Prince Jack in 1984.

Backus and his wife, Henny Backus, co-wrote several humorous books, including Only When I Laugh.

Backus was seen in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode Angels Revenge.

On July 3, 1989, Backus died in Los Angeles, California from complications of pneumonia, after suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years.

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