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Encyclopedia > Richard Deacon (actor)

Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984), born in Philadelphia, was a television and motion picture actor. May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


He was a bald-pated and usually bespectacled character actor who often portrayed imperious authority figures. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fred Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver. A character actor is an actor who predominantly performs supporting parts, often in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ...


In real life, he was a gourmet chef. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a series of cookbooks and hosted a television series on microwave cooking. He also appeared as a guest on the 1970s game show Match Game. He has also made appearances on The Jack Benny Show as a salesperson. He would stand behind a desk and say to customers "I'm standing behind here because in a moment of spontaneity, I sold my pants". A cookbook contains information on cooking, and a list of recipes. ... Microwave oven A microwave oven, or microwave, is a kitchen appliance employing microwave radiation primarily to cook or heat food. ... Match Game was a long-running American television game show in which contestants teamed with celebrities trying to answer fill-in-the-blank questions. ...


Posthumously, he was included as a gay actor and his interview with Hadleigh was published in Boze Hadleigh's Hollywood Gays (ISBN# 1-56980-083-9/PN1995.9.H55H33), pp.67-76. Boze Hadleigh (born 1954?) is an American journalist, interviewer and writer primarily of gossip about homosexuals of Hollywood. ...


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Richard Deacon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Richard Deacon CBE (born 15 August 1949) is a British sculptor.
Born in Bangor in Wales, Deacon was educated at Plymouth College and then studied at the Somerset College of Art in Taunton, St Martin's School of Art in London and the Royal College of Art, also in London.
Deacon's body of work includes small-scale works suitable for showing in art galleries, as well as much larger pieces shown in sculpture gardens and objects made for specific events, such as dance performances.
Richard Deacon (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (207 words)
Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984), born in Philadelphia, was a television and motion picture actor.
He was a bald-pated and usually bespectacled character actor who often portrayed imperious authority figures.
Posthumously, he was included as a gay actor and his interview with Hadleigh was published in Boze Hadleigh's Hollywood Gays (ISBN# 1-56980-083-9/PN1995.9.H55H33), pp.67-76.
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