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Played the role of millionaire Thurston Howell III on TV’s Gilligan’s Island and James Dean’s character’s father in Rebel Without a Cause.
He was expelled from the Kentucky Military Institute for riding a horse through the cafeteria.
He is most famous for voicing Mr. Magoo.
How did Jim Backus die?
Jim Backus, the beetle-browed actor whose booming voice gave life to the nearsighted cartoon character of ”Mr. MagooMr. MagooMagoo (known by his full name: J. Quincy Magoo) is a fictional cartoon character created at the UPA animation studio in 1949.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Mr._MagooMr. Magoo – Wikipedia” and the self-indulgent, ascot-wearing millionaire of ”Gilligan’s Island,” died of pneumonia yesterday in St. John’s Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 76 years old.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Birthday||February 25, 1913|
|Death date||July 3, 1989|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success."Jim Backus
"I decided to try radio as a source of livelihood because I like to eat regularly."Jim Backus
"Magoo's appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he's not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it."Jim Backus