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William Gargan

William Gargan was an American motion picture and television actor. Gargan played character roles in many Hollywood productions but was best known for his role as Detective Martin Kane in the 1949-51 radio-television series, Martin Kane, Private Eye, sponsored by U.S. Tobacco.

Gargan's career came to an end in 1958 when he developed throat cancer, and doctors were forced to remove his larynx. Speaking through an artificial voice box, Gargan became an activist and spokesman for the American Cancer Society, often warning about the dangers of smoking.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

William Gargan Facts

Birth NameWilliam Dennis Gargan
BirthdayJuly 17, 1905
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Date of deathFebruary 17, 1979 (age 73)
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is William Gargan compared to you?
Awards1968 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award

Selected Filmography

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