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Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon

Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921 - August 8, 1984) was a television and motion picture actor.

He was bald-pated, and usually bespectacled, character actor who often portrayed imperious authority figures. His best-known roles are Mel Cooley on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fred Rutherford on Leave It to Beaver.

In real life, he was a gourmet chef.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Richard Deacon Facts

BirthdayMay 14, 1921
BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathAugust 8, 1984 (age 63)

Selected Filmography

The Deal
The Birds
Into The Storm
San Francisco Holiday
The Gnome-Mobile
Blackbeard's Ghost
Inherit the Wind
Dick Van Dyke Show: Complete Remastered Series
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