Bobby Van

Bobby Van
1928 - 1980

Bobby Van  American Actor


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Bobby Van was previously married to Elaine Joyce (1968 - 1980) and Diane Garrett (1952 - 1962).


American Actor Bobby Van was born Robert Jack Stein on 6th December, 1928 in Bronx, New York, USA and passed away on 31st Jul 1980 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 51. He is most remembered for Make Me Laugh. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Bobby Van was in an on-screen matchup with Debbie Reynolds in The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953).

Bobby Van is a member of the following lists: Deaths from cancer in California, Jewish American male actors and 20th-century American male actors.


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Married2 14 years, 7 months 13 years, 3 months 12 years
Total2 14 years, 7 months 13 years, 3 months 12 years


First Name Bobby
Last Name Van
Full Name at Birth Robert Jack Stein
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th December, 1928
Birthplace Bronx, New York, USA
Died 31st July, 1980
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Brain Cancer
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Athletic
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Metropolitan Vocational High School
Occupation Text Actor, TV Host
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Make Me Laugh
Year(s) Active 1950–80, 1950–1980

Robert Jack Stein, better known by his stage name Bobby Van (December 6, 1928 – July 31, 1980) was a musical actor, best known for his career on Broadway, in films and television from the 1950s thru 1970s. He was also a game show host and panelist.

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Bobby Van51 SagittariusActor
Elaine Joyce72 SagittariusActress
Diane Garrett-Actress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
PeterMale195959 years oldDiane Garrett
TaylorMale197741 years oldElaine Joyce


The Hustler of Muscle Beach1980EmceeTV Movie
Beyond Westworld1980DannyTV Show
Skag1980Gary SaundersTV Show
Battlestar Galactica1978HectorTV Show
Flying High1978MeltzerTV Show
The Eddie Capra Mysteries1978TV Show
Vega$1978Eddie BanningTV Show
CHiPs1977EddieTV Show
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries1977TomTV Show
The Love Boat1977Phil LivingstonTV Show
Bunco1977TV Movie
The Invisible Man1975Tony BernardTV Show
Wonder Woman1975Monty BurnsTV Show
Lost Horizon1973Harry LovettMovie
Doomsday Machine1972DannyMovie
Lost Flight1970Eddie RandolphTV Movie
The Navy vs. the Night Monsters1966Ens. Rutherford ChandlerMovie
Mickey1964Bobby, Bobby WilsonTV Show
Playhouse 901956HarryTV Show
Kiss Me Kate1953'Gremio'Movie
Small Town Girl1953Ludwig SchlemmerMovie
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis1953Dobie GillisMovie
Because You're Mine1952Artie PilcerMovie
Skirts Ahoy!1952Bobby Van (uncredited)Movie
The Ford Television Theatre1952Wallace LambTV Show
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