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Birth Name: Darren McGavin
Born: 05/07/1922
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 02/25/2006

Born William Lyle Richardson on May 7, 1922 in Spokane, WA, McGavin was the son of Grace Watson and Reed Daniel Richardson. Offering scant details in later interviews about his childhood, he did confirm that his parents divorced while he was still quite young. McGavin's father was apparently either ill-equipped or simply not interested in being a single parent, but at some point the young boy began running away from home, spending time on the streets and avoiding police and social workers. Eventually, he was taken into state custody and it was at the Jessie Dyslin Boys Ranch that McGavin spent his formative years. Fortunately, it was, by his own account, a nurturing environment, one that imb... Continue Bio >>


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