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Birth Name: Arthur Rankin Jr.

Born July 19, 1924 in New York City, Arthur Gardner Rankin, Jr. came from a show business family. His father was prolific actor Arthur Rankin, whose career spanned the silent era to the early 1940s, while his mother, Marian Mansfield, enjoyed several bit roles in features during the 1930s. His extended family was also populated by performers, including grandfather Harry Davenport who co-founded Actors Equity and appeared in "Gone With the Wind" (1939) among many other films, while an aunt, Doris Rankin, was married to Lionel Barrymore. After serving as an ensign in the Navy during World War II, Arthur Rankin, Jr., found his career behind the camera, working initially for RKO Radio Pictures' ... Continue Bio >>


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