Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dick Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015)

RIP Dick Van Patten (1928-2015)
Richard Vincent "Dick" Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015)
was an American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough.
He began work as a child actor and was successful on the New York stage, appearing in more than a dozen plays as a teenager.
He later starred in numerous television roles including the long running CBS television series, I Remember Mama and Young Dr. Malone. Later, he would star or co-star in many feature films including Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Charlton Heston's Soylent Green and the Academy Award–winning Charly.
Van Patten is the founder of Natural Balance Pet Foods and National Guide Dog Month.
Source: Wikipedia

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