Dwayne Hickman Dies
Dwayne Hickman Dies, Star of ‘The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,’ at 87
Dwayne Hickman, an actor, producer, director, and artist, who starred as an immoderate university baby in a hopeless love interest within the well-known sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, has died. He was 87 years old.
Born Dwayne Bernard Hickman on May 18, 1934 in Los Angeles, Hickman’s first on-show appearances commenced out at the age of six, making his film debut, as a addition in The Grapes of Wrath.
Publicist Harlan Paul brought that Hickman, who moreover starred as a crazy youngsterager on The Pop Cummings Show, died Sunday morning at his Los Angeles home from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
The first-rate actor called the massive call of the TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis has passed away at the age of 87.
In addition to his most famous television success, Hickman was moreover on “The Bob Cummings Show” in advance than starring due to the fact the titular Dobie Gillis, which ran for 147 episodes amongst 1959 and 1963.
Girls who could’t be reached from in the course of town. His pal and co-massive call Bob Dunbar of “Gilligan’s Island” completed his first-rate pal Maynard J. Crips.
During the Nineteen Sixties and early 1970s, with the Vietnam protests and the hippie movement in whole force, Hickman’s smooth individual was out of fashion, and his acting career faltered.
In the 1970s, after a brief stint as enjoyment director at the Howard Hughes Landmark Hotel in Las Vegas, Hickman decided to move back to television. But this time, he’s joined the employer ranks as a network government at CBS Television.
Hickman was married three times; To actress Carol Christensen, to singer Joan Babel, and to his current partner of 38 years, Joanne Roberts.
Roberts survived. Their son is Albert Hickman, and son John Hickman with the overdue Carol Christensen Snead.