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Henry Fonda

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Wally Cox

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Birth Name: Wally Cox
Born: 12/06/1924
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Death Place: Bel Air, California, USA
Died: 02/15/1973

By today's standards, "Mr. Peepers" was improbably gentle. Whereas contemporary TV comedy is dominated by wisecracking urbanites, this 50s hit, set in small-town America, rarely featured actual jokes. At Cox's insistence, the show also eschewed broad physical gags and belly laughs in favor of gentle character comedy and smiles. The show derived humor from slight exaggerations of mundane situations. As for the central character, comedian Steve Allen has observed "He is the mouse in us all; we want to protect him and feel tender toward him."

Prior to that career transforming success, Cox had supported his sister and partially paralyzed mother (Eleanor Frances Atkinson, aka mystery writer El... Continue Bio >>

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