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Orson Bean (born July 22, 1928) is an American film, television, and stage actor, as well as an author. He also appeared frequently on televised game shows in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Bean is perhaps best known as a long-time panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth, which provided a fitting forum for his affable wit. is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... Quiz show redirects here. ... To Tell the Truth is also the title of Charles Robert Jenkins autobiography To Tell the Truth is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart[1] and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions that has been aired intermittently in various formats since 1956, hosted by various television personalities. ... Look up Wit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Born Dallas Frederick Burrows in Burlington, Vermont), to George Frederick Burrows (15 November 1900-10 April 1989) and his wife Marian A. (Pollard) Burrows, Bean is a second cousin to Calvin Coolidge, who was President of the United States at the time of his birth.[1] He made frequent guest appearances on The Tonight Show (with both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson). He was a regular on both Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and its spin-off, Fernwood 2Nite, and also played storekeeper Loren Bray on the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman throughout its six-year run on CBS in the 1990s. He played John Goodman's homophobic father on the short-lived sitcom Normal, Ohio. And in a 1960 Twilight Zone episode, "Mr. Bevis", Bean played the title character. John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jack Parr redirects here. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (sometimes abbreviated as MH2) was a 1976-1977 syndicated prime-time soap opera parody produced by Norman Lear and directed by Joan Darling. ... Fernwood 2Nite (or Fernwood 2Night) was a comedic television program created by Norman Lear as a spin-off from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. ... Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is multi-Emmy Award winning western/dramatic television series in the United States, created by Beth Sullivan. ... Not to be confused with Johnny Goodman (TV producer), Johnny Goodman, or John C. Goodman. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Normal, Ohio is an American television sitcom, which aired on the Fox Network in 2000. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

On Broadway, he was the star of the original cast of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1955), and was featured in Subways Are for Sleeping (1961), for which he received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Musical, as well as Never Too Late (1962). He also starred opposite Melina Mercouri in Illya Darling, the 1967 musical adaptation of the film Never on Sunday. In 1964 he produced the Obie Award winning Home Movies. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter is an original comedy play that opened on Broadway October 13, 1955, starring Orson Bean, Martin Gabel, Jayne Mansfield, and Walter Matthau. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical is awarded to the actor who is voted the best non-starring actor in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Melina Mercouri (Μελίνα Μερκούρη, born Maria Amalia Mercouri) (Athens, Greece, October 18, 1920 – New York City, March 6, 1994) was a famous Greek actress, singer, and political activist. ... Illya Darling is a musical with a book by Jules Dassin, music by Manos Hadjidakis, and lyrics by Joe Darion. ... Never on Sunday (Greek: Ποτέ Την Κυριακή, Pote Tin Kyriaki) is a 1960 black-and-white film which tells the story of Ilya, a prostitute who lives in the port of Piraeus in Greece, and Homer, an American tourist — a classical scholar enamored with all things Greek. ... The Obie Awards, short for Off-Broadway Theater Awards, are annual awards bestowed by the newspaper The Village Voice on theater artists performing in New York City. ... Home Movies is a dialogue-driven animated series about 8-year-old Brendon Small (voiced by the creator, head writer, and lead musician of Home Movies Brendon Small), who makes films with his friends, Melissa and Jason, in his spare time. ...

Two of his significant credits were playing the main characters Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in the 1977 and 1980 Rankin/Bass animated adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and The Return of the King. Bilbo Baggins (2890 Third Age - ? Fourth Age) is an important character in J. R. R. Tolkiens legendarium. ... Frodo redirects here. ... Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916. ... J. R. R. Tolkiens The Hobbit was adapted into an animated television movie by the team at Rankin-Bass Productions in 1977. ... DVD cover The Return of the King is an animated adaptation of the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien which was released by Rankin/Bass as a TV special in 1980. ...

Bean was blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios in the 1950s [1]. Protestors opposing the jailing of the Hollywood Ten in 1950 (from the 1987 documentary Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist). ... ... A movie studio is a location, room, building, or group of buildings and/or sound stages, offices and storage facilities, which may include a backlot, where movies are made. ...

Bean on To Tell the Truth in the '90s

Bean has been married three times: to Jacqueline De Sibour (1956 - 1962); to Caroline Maxwell (1965 - 1981); and to actress Alley Mills (who is twenty-three years his junior) since 1993. Bean appeared in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, in a 2005 episode entitled "Does This Smell Funny to You?", playing a former playboy whose conquests included actresses Tuesday Weld and Anne Francis. More recently, he appeared in a 2007 episode of How I Met Your Mother. Alley Mills (born May 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress best known for her role as Norma Arnold, the mother in the coming-of-age series The Wonder Years. ... Two and a Half Men is an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated American television sitcom, a three-camera show, centered around a freewheeling bachelor, Charlie, whose carefree lifestyle is interrupted when his newly separated brother Alan moves in, along with Alans son Jake. ... How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is a CBS sitcom that premiered on September 19, 2005. ...


Additional filmography

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  • Me and the Orgone (1971) ISBN 0-9679670-1-5
  • Too Much Is Not Enough (1988) ISBN 0-8184-0465-5
  • 25 Ways to Cook a Mouse for the Gourmet Cat (1994) ISBN 1-55972-199-5
  • Mikey (2007) book for download

Me and the Orgone – The True Story of One Mans Sexual Awakening is an autobiographical account written by American actor and award-winning director Orson Bean about his life-changing experience with the controversial orgone therapy developed by Austrian psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich. ...


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  • I Ate The Baloney (1969 Columbia CS 9743) Comedy


  1. ^ Orson Bean at the Internet Movie Database
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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Orson Bean (423 words)
Orson Bean (born July 22, 1928) is an American film, television, and stage actor, as well as an author.
In addition to his acting career, which began in 1952, he is also known for his numerous appearances on a variety of game shows in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Bean has been married three times: to Jacqueline De Sibour (1956 - 1962); to Caroline Maxwell (1965 - 1981); and to actress Alley Mills (who is twenty-three years his junior) since 1993.
Orson Bean - Biography - MSN Movies (336 words)
Bean made his legitimate stage bow in 1945, then worked up a nightclub comedy act which premiered in New York at the now-defunct Blue Angel (in 1954, he hosted a summer-replacement TV series emanating from this celebrated nightspot).
In films from 1955, Bean's best-received screen performance was as the testifying army physician in Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
A man of many interests, Orson Bean was the founder of the arts-oriented 15th Street School of New York, the author of the oddball 1971 volume Me and the Orgon, and one of the charter members of The Sons of the Desert, the famed Laurel & Hardy appreciation society.
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