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WILLIAM DEMAREST BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
William Demarest was born on February 27th, 1892 in St. Paul, Minnesota with the birth name Carl William Demarest, born to parents, Samuel and Wilhelmina Demarest.  He was raised in New Jersey.
 
He first became involved in the entertainment industry working in vaudeville and eventually began working as a stage actor on Broadway.  He had some experience as a boxer as well and as his career progressed he would appear in more then 140 films.  Some of his more well known roles were in, "My Three Sons" (1960) and "The Jolson Story" (1946) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
 
Other film  roles were, "Hands Across the Table" (1935), "Pardon My Past" (1945), "On our Merry Way" (1948), "Jolson Sings Again" (1949) and "The Far Horizons" (1955).  He also appeared on a number of television series throughout his career such as, "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Love and Marriage" and "The Twilight Zone".
 
A majority of his films were done with director, Preston Sturges such as, "The Lady Eve", "Sullivan's Travels" and "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek".  
 
Demarest married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage was very brief to Estelle Collette.  He then married, Lucile Thayer in 1939 and the couple remained together until he passed away on December 28th, 1983 in Palm Springs, California after suffering from prostate cancer and pneumonia.  His remains are interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.  

 
Filmography

1978 The Millionair
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 
1975 Ellery Queen
1973-1975 McMillan & Wife 
1975 The Wild McCullochs 
1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 
1965-1972 My Three Sons
1970 To Rome with Love 
1965 That Darn Cat! 
1963-1964 Bonanza 
1964 Ben Casey 
1964 Burke's Law 
1964 The Farmer's Daughter 
1964 The Greatest Show on Earth 
1964 Viva Las Vegas
1964 Twilight Zone 
1964 Dr. Kildare
1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 
1963 Going My Way 
1963 Son of Flubber
1961-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo 
1957-1961 The Danny Thomas Show 
1961 Twenty Plus Two
1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein
1961 Wagon Train 
1960 The Rebel 
1960 Pepe 
1960 The Red Skelton Hour
1959-1960 Love and Marriage 
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents 
1957 Studio 57
1956 The Mountain
1955 Hell on Frisco Bay
1955 The Rawhide Years
1955 Sincerely Yours 
1955 Lucy Gallant
1955 The Private War of Major Benson
1955 The Far Horizons
1955 Jupiter's Darling
1954 The Yellow Mountain
1953 Escape from Fort Bravo 
1953 Here Come the Girls
1953 Dangerous When Wet
1953 The Lady Wants Mink
1952 The Blazing Forest 
1952 What Price Glory
1951 Behave Yourself! 
1951 The Strip
1951 Excuse My Dust 
1951 The First Legion
1950 He's a Cockeyed Wonder 
1950 Never a Dull Moment
1950 Riding High 
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
1949 Red, Hot and Blue 
1949 Jolson Sings Again 
1949 Sorrowful Jones
1948 Whispering Smith 
1948 Dog Tax Dodgers
1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
1948 The Sainted Sisters 
1948 On Our Merry Way 
1947 Variety Girl 
1947 The Perils of Pauline 
1947 Smoked Hams
1946 The Jolson Story
1946 The Reckless Driver 
1946 Bathing Buddies
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
1945 Pardon My Past
1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan
1945 Along Came Jones 
1945 Salty O'Rourke
1944 The Great Moment
1944 Hail the Conquering Hero
1944 Once Upon a Time
1944 Nine Girls
1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 
1943 True to Life
1943 Dangerous Blondes
1942 Johnny Doughboy
1942 Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
1942 Behind the Eight Ball
1942 The Palm Beach Story
1942 Pardon My Sarong 
1942 My Favorite Spy
1942 True to the Army
1941 Glamour Boy 
1941 Sullivan's Travels
1941 All Through the Night
1941 Dressed to Kill 
1941 Country Fair 
1941 Ride on Vaquero 
1941 Rookies on Parade
1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
1941 The Lady Eve
1940 Little Men 
1940 Christmas in July 
1940 The Golden Fleecing
1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
1940 The Great McGinty
1940 The Farmer's Daughter
1940 Wolf of New York
1939 Laugh It Off
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939 Miracles for Sale
1939 The Cowboy Quarterback 
1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case
1939 King of the Turf
1939 The Great Man Votes 
1938 While New York Sleeps 
1938 Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
1938 Josette 
1938 One Wild Night 
1938 Romance on the Run
1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
1937 Rosalie 
1937 Big City 
1937 Wake Up and Live 
1937 Blonde Trouble 
1937 Easy Living 
1937 The Great Gambini
1937 The Great Hospital Mystery 
1937 The Hit Parade 
1937 Oh, Doctor 
1937 Don't Tell the Wife 
1937 Time Out for Romance 
1936 Mind Your Own Business 
1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera
1936 Love on the Run
1936 Wedding Present
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1935 White Lies 
1935 Hands Across the Table 
1935 Diamond Jim 
1935 Bright Lights 
1935 The Murder Man 
1935 The Casino Murder Case
1935 After Office Hours 
1934 Fugitive Lady 
1934 Many Happy Returns
1934 Fog Over Frisco 
1932 The Run Around
1930 Seeing Things 
1928 The Crash
1928 The Butter and Egg Man
1928 Five and Ten Cent Annie 
1928 Pay as You Enter 
1928 The Escape 
1928 A Girl in Every Port 
1928 Sharp Shooters 
1927 The Night Court 
1927 A Reno Divorce 
1927 Amateur Night 
1927 The Jazz Singer 
1927 A Sailor's Sweetheart 
1927 A Night at Coffee Dan's
1927 The Bush Leaguer 
1927 The First Auto 
1927 What Happened to Father? 
1927 The Black Diamond Express 
1927 Simple Sis 
1927 A Million Bid
1927 Matinee Ladies
1927 The Gay Old Bird
1927 Don't Tell the Wife
1927 Finger Prints 
1926 When the Wife's Away





Matinee Classics - Along Came Jones starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, Dan Duryea, Frank Sully and Don Costello
Matinee Classics - All Through the Night starring Humphrey Bogart, Kaaren Verne, Conrad Veidt,  Peter Lorre , Frank McHugh, Judith Anderson, William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, Wallace Ford,  Barton MacLane, and James Burke
Matinee Classics - Behave Yourself! starring Shelley Winters, Farley Granger, Lon Chaney Jr., William Demarest, Hans Conried, Sheldon Leonard, Allen Jenkins and Elisha Cook Jr.
Matinee Classics - Viva Las Vegas starring Elvis Presley, Ann Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest and Nicky Blair
Matinee Classics - That Darn Cat! starring Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Elsa Lanchester, William Demarest, Frank Gorshin, Richard Eastham, Grayson Hall, Tom Lowell, Richard Deacon, Iris Adrian, Liam Sullivan and Don Dorrell
Matinee Classics - The Strip starring Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest, William Demarest, James Craig, Kay Brown, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Rettig, Tom Powers, Jonathan Cott, Tommy Farrell, Myrna Dell, Jacqueline Fontaine, Vic Damone and Monica Lewis
Matinee Classics - The Murder Man starring Spencer Tracy, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Harvey Stephens, James Stewart, Robert Barrat, William Collier Sr., Bobby Watson, William Demarest, John Sheenan, Lucien Littlefield and George Chandler
Matinee Classics - My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston, Barry Livingston, William Frawley, Meredith MacRae, William Demarest, Tina Cole, Beverly Garland, Dawn Lyn and Ronne Troup
Matinee Classics - My Three Sons starring Fred MacMurray, Tim Considine, Don Grady, Stanley Livingston, Barry Livingston, William Frawley, Meredith MacRae, William Demarest, Tina Cole, Beverly Garland, Dawn Lyn and Ronne Troup
Matinee Classics - Marvelous Margie Radio Show starring Marjorie Reynolds, William Demarest and Binnie Barnes


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