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William Fawcett Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 1893
  • Died: Jan 25, 1974

From his first film appearance in 1946 until his retirement sometime in the late 1960s, the wizened, rusty-voiced actor William Fawcett specialized in cantankerous farmers, grizzled old prospectors and Scroogelike millionaires. He worked frequently at Columbia, appearing in that studio's quota of "B" westerns and Arabian Nights quickies, as well as such serials as [[Feature~V142912~The Adventures of Sir Galahad~theadventuresofsirgalahad[serial]]] (1949), in which he played the juicy bad-guy role of Merlin the Magician. Though occasionally seen in sizeable parts in "A" pictures--he played Andy Griffith's septuagenarian father in [[Feature~V35552~No Time For Sergeants~notimeforsergeants]] (1957)--Fawcett's appearances in big-budgeters frequently went unbilled, as witness The Music Man (1962) and [[Feature~V116375~What a Way to Go~whatawaytogo]] (1964). Baby boomers will fondly recall William Fawcett as ranch-hand Pete ("who cut his teeth on a brandin' iron") in the Saturday-morning TV series Fury (1956-60). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi