Don DeFore  American Actor

Current Status

Don DeFore passed away on 22nd Dec 1993 aged 80.


Don DeFore was previously married to Marion Holmes DeFore (1952 - 1993).


Don DeFore is a 80 year old American Actor. Born Donald John DeFore on 25th August, 1913 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he is famous for Hazel in a career that spans 1936–1987. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Don DeFore is a member of the following lists: Actors from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Male actors from Iowa and Male Western (genre) film actors.


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Dating History

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Don DeFore80 VirgoActor
Marion Holmes DeFore98 AquariusPersonality


Murder, She Wrote1984Jake SanfordTV Show
A Rare Breed1984Frank NelsonMovie
Matt Houston1982MayorTV Show
St. Elsewhere1982Harry KleinTV Show
Black Beauty1978Martin TremaineTV Show
Vega$1978Sid GreenTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Mr. WendoverTV Show
The Love Boat1977Everett LoudonTV Show
Ellery Queen1975Dave PierceTV Show
Mobile One1975LoomisTV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969TV Show
Mod Squad1968George AndersTV Show
Mannix1967Ted HackettTV Show
The Virginian1962Mayor EvansTV Show
Hazel1961George BaxterTV Show
Daddy-O1961Ben Cousin a.k.a. Daddy-OMovie
The Facts of Life1960Jack WeaverMovie
Michael Shayne1960TV Show
My Three Sons1960Harry PalmerTV Show
The Best of the Post1960TV Show
The Philadelphia Story1959George KitteridgeTV Movie
A Time to Love and a Time to Die1958Hermann BoettcherMovie
Battle Hymn1957Capt. Dan SkidmoreMovie
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Arthur ClarkTV Show
Crossroads1955Rev. C.E. 'Stoney' JacksonTV Show
Science Fiction Theatre1955Al BrownTV Show
The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater1955TV Show
G.E. True Theater1953GeorgeTV Show
The Loretta Young Show1953Jeremy ParkerTV Show
A Girl in Every Port1952Bert SedgwickMovie
Jumping Jacks1952Lt. KelseyMovie
No Room for the Groom1952Herman StroupleMovie
She's Working Her Way Through College1952Shep SladeMovie
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1952Thorny, Thorny Thornberry, 'Thorny' ThornberryTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Tom HardingTV Show
And Now Tomorrow1952Movie
The Guy Who Came Back1951Gordon TowneMovie
Goodyear Playhouse1951TV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Bill Nichol, FallonTV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951TV Show
Dark City1950Arthur WinantMovie
Lux Video Theatre1950Sam Bradford, Jack Sargent, StanTV Show
Southside 1-10001950John RiggsMovie
The Bigelow Theatre1950WalterTV Show
Hollywood Theatre Time1950TV Show
My Friend Irma1949Richard RhinelanderMovie
Too Late for Tears1949Don BlakeMovie
The Silver Theatre1949WaltTV Show
One Sunday Afternoon1948Hugo F. BarnsteadMovie
Romance on the High Seas1948Michael KentMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948Capt. George LowryTV Show
It Happened on Fifth Avenue1947Jim BullockMovie
Ramrod1947Bill SchellMovie
Without Reservations1946DinkMovie
The Affairs of Susan1945Mike WardMovie
The Stork Club1945Sgt. Danny WiltonMovie
You Came Along1945Captain W. AndersMovie
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo1944Charles McClureMovie
Return from Nowhere1944Allan (uncredited)Short Film
Practical Joker1944Short Film
A Guy Named Joe1943James J. Rourke (as Don De Fore)Movie
The Human Comedy1943Bernard 'Texas' AnthonyMovie
City Without Men1943Mr. PetersMovie
The Male Animal1942Wally MyersMovie
Winning Your Wings1942Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)Short Film
Wings for the Eagle1942Gil BordenMovie
You Can't Escape Forever1942Davis - Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Right to the Heart1942Tommy Sands (as Don De Fore)Movie
Men of the Sky1942Cadet Dick MathewsShort Film
We Go Fast1941Herman Huff (as Don DeForest)Movie
Brother Rat1938Baseball Catcher (uncredited)Movie
Freshman Year1938Upperclassman (uncredited)Movie
Kid Galahad1937Ringsider (uncredited)Movie
Submarine D-11937Sailor (uncredited)Movie
Reunion1936Bit Role (uncredited)Movie
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    Donald John "Don" DeFore (August 25, 1913 – December 22, 1993) was an American film, radio, and television actor. DeFore is best known as Erskin "Thorny" Thornberry, the Nelson family's neighbor on the long running sitcom The Adve...

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    Longest Relationship41 yrs
    Shortest Relationship41 yrs
    Average Relationship Length41 yrs
    First Name Don
    Last Name DeFore
    Full Name at Birth Donald John DeFore
    Age 80 (age at death) years
    Birthday 25th August, 1913
    Birthplace Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Died 22nd December, 1993
    Place of Death Los Angeles, California
    Cause of Death Heart Attack
    Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
    Build Large
    Hair Color Grey
    Zodiac Sign Virgo
    Sexuality Straight
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    Occupation Actor
    Claim to Fame Hazel
    Year(s) Active 1936–1987
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