Parley Baer

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Birth Name: Parley Baer
Born: 08/05/1914
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Death Place: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Died: 11/22/2002

With the advent of television in the early 1950s , he became known for playing bald, burly men of authority in guest spots and recurring roles on countless series, including "Dragnet," "Lassie," "Father Knows Best," "I Love Lucy," "You Are There" and "Perry Mason." He was perhaps best known for his role as Mayor Stoner of Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show" and as Ozzie Nelson's neighbor Darby in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." But a generation of cookie consumers would recognize his homespun tones as the voice of Ernie the Keebler cookie elf in a long-running series of television commercials. Baer worked steadily in motion pictures and television to the end of his career, appeaing a... Continue Bio >>

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