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Real Name:

Jim Backus

Nickname:

Thurston Howell III

Category: SitCom Stars
Submitted By: Daniela
Posted Date: August 7, 2013
Last Updated: August 10, 2013
 
 
Thurston Howell III
Claim to fame: Backus starred in Gilligan's Island as the snobby but lovable Thurston Howell III.
 
 
Thurston Howell III
Where are they now? After the shows end he continued to act and gain recognition in movies like, 'Rebel Without a Cause'. Backus along with his wife wrote several books. After several years of battling Parkinson's Disease a complication caused from pneumonia took his life on July 3rd 1989.
 
 
 
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Cartoon Tragic said:
June 25, 2014 8:11 AM
Backus also provided the voice of the near-sighted Mr. Magoo!
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Submitted by: Daniela  - 08/07/2013
Schafer's portrayal of the fictional character Eunice Lovey' Wentworth Howell the fabulously wealthy high status woman with a kind heart gained her many fans. Though Schafer act...
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Skipper
Submitted by: Daniela  - 08/07/2013
Playing Skipper in the original Gilligan's Island, Hale continued to play him in the film and cartoon adaptations that followed the shows cancellation.