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Dick York

Jean Pierre Stephens in Bewitched

Photos Dick York Birth name: Richard Allen York
Birth date: 1928/09/04
Date of death : 1992/02/20 (64 years old)
Birth place : Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height: 1.85 m

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Biography for Dick York

The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series "Bewitched" (1964). He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative spine injury.

For most of us, he will remain Jean-Pierre, (the first, the only one!?) Somantha husband in the famous TV series my beloved witch. But do we know that Dick York participated in six episodes of Alfred Hitchcock present between 1957 and 1962, that is to say before the successful series mentioned above? And that it also appears in the credits of two episodes of the fourth dimension, and one of the incorruptible and the Virginian?

Although most of his career was a television, he was also an actor (of second roles) in the cinema. Dick York started there in 1955 in my sister is thunder, a musical by Richard Quine with Jack Lemmon and Janet Leigh. He will turn again with this director and his male star in another comedy, against the backdrop of war, Le Bal des Crale (1957). We find him in 1958, still with Jack Lemmon, but this time in a western, Cowboy of Delmer Daves, alongside Glenn Ford. Robert Rossen entrusts him with a small role in those of Cordura (in which the main actors are Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth). For his latest film in the cinema, monkey trial (1960), he has Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly as a partners under the direction of Stanley Kramer.

A serious back injury, which occurred during the filming of those of Cordura, will move it away from the set for more than ten years. She also explains her replacement, for the last three seasons of the MA series beloved, by another Dick, Sargent. Dick York died in 1992. Ah

Dick York was an American actor known to have played the role of Darrin Stephens in the television series "Bewitched" in the 1960s. He was born on September 4, 1928 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and began his career as actor at the age of 16.

York first made appearances in television series and low -budget films before winning the main role of Darrin Stephens in "Bewitched" in 1964. The series, which featured Elizabeth Montgomery in the role of Samantha, Witch married to Darrin, was a huge success and made York a star. He played in the series for five years before leaving because of health problems.

After leaving "Bewitched", York continued to work as an actor, mainly in secondary roles in television series and films. He notably played in "The Time Tunnel", "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island". Unfortunately, his career was paused in 1977 due to serious health problems, including a degenerative bone disease.

Despite these difficulties, York continued to work as an actor until his death in 1992, at the age of 64. He was elected to the Hall of Great Western Performers of Oklahoma State Fair in 1981 in recognition of his career. Although York is no longer with us, it is always considered one of the most talented and most loved actors of its generation.


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Title Role
Fantasy Island (1 episode, 1984)
Simon & Simon Martin Donlevy (1 episode, 1983)
Bewitched Darrin Stephens (156 episodes, 1964-1969)
Inherit the Wind (1965) (TV) Bertram T. Cates
The Flintstones Darrin Stephens (1 episode, 1965)
Wagon Train Ben Mitchell / ... (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
Rawhide Elwood P. Gilroy / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
The Virginian Jeff Tolliver (1 episode, 1963)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Sheriff Will Pearce (1 episode, 1963)
Route 66 Lieutenant School (1 episode, 1963)
Going My Way (1962) TV Series Tom Colwell (unknown episodes)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Herbert J. Wiggam / ... (6 episodes, 1957-1962)
Thriller Fred Bancroft (1 episode, 1962)
Frontier Circus Jeb Randall (1 episode, 1961)
Dr. Kildare Harry Benton (1 episode, 1961)
Outlaws Sam Nichols (1 episode, 1961)
Adventures in Paradise Markham Jones (1 episode, 1961)
General Electric Theater Ashael Miller (1 episode, 1961)
The Americans Bolick (1 episode, 1961)
The Twilight Zone Capt. Riker / ... (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Lieutenant James Whitney (1 episode, 1961)
Naked City Charles Colano (1 episode, 1961)
Stagecoach West Webb Crawford (1 episode, 1960)
Inherit the Wind (1960) Bertram T. Cates
Alcoa Theatre Corporal James Sloan (1 episode, 1960)
The Untouchables Ernie Torrance (1 episode, 1960)
The Millionaire Ken Leighton / ... (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
They Came to Cordura (1959) Pvt. Renziehausen
Playhouse 90 Matthew Sherwood / ... (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
The Last Blitzkrieg (1959) Sgt. Ludwig
Studio One Captain Jay Hellman / ... (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Climax! Gordon Bates (1 episode, 1958)
The United States Steel Hour (1 episode, 1958)
Cowboy (1958) Charlie, Trailhand
Kraft Television Theatre (3 episodes, 1955-1957)
Operation Mad Ball (1957) Cpl. Bohun
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour Edward Gillis (1 episode, 1957)
Eye on New York Lt. Mac Hartman (1 episode, 1956)
Playwrights '56 Grayson (1 episode, 1956)
Justice (1 episode, 1955)
Three Stripes in the Sun (1955) Cpl. Neeby Muhlendorf
My Sister Eileen (1955) (as Richard York) Ted 'Wreck' Loomis
The Philco Television Playhouse Andy (1 episode, 1955)
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1 episode, 1955)
How Friendly Are You? (1951) Phil
Last Date (1950) Nick


York first injured his back while working on the 1959 film They Came to Cordura (1959).

At the age of 15, York was the star of the network radio program "That Brewster Boy"

Buried at Plainfield Cemetery, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan.

Moved to Michigan in the mid-80s to care for his wife's ill mother, and was diagnosed with emphysema shortly after.

Was left impoverished in 1976 after a real estate investment failed, and was on welfare for a time.

Started a charity called "Acting for Life". He spent most of his time on the telephone raising money for the homeless and getting people to donate food and clothing.

He and his family suffered during the depression from starvation and loss of money. York said that what had inspired him to start his charity Acting for Life which helped the homeless.

Special furniture was used on the set of "Bewitched" (1964) for him due to his back problems. Other cast and crew members also helped him get around on the set. He had to leave the show when he suddenly collapsed one day on the set in 1969.


Spouse : Joan Alt (17 November 1951 - 20 February 1992) (his death) 5 children

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by doudoune

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