Don DeFore Overview:

Actor, Don DeFore, was born Donald John DeFore on Aug 25, 1913 in Cedar Rapids, IA. DeFore died at the age of 80 on Dec 22, 1993 in Santa Monica, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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“Romance On The High Seas” – Doris Day, Janis Paige, , Jack Carson

By Art on Apr 3, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

Romance and Laughter…under a Rio moon! ? Romance On The High Seas (Warner Brothers 1948) is a musical romantic comedy filmed in Technicolor starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, , and Doris Day. The movie also stars Oscar Lavent, S. Z. Sakall, and Leslie Brooks. It was nominated for tw... Read full article


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His father was Joseph Ervin DeFore (1878 - 1942), a railroad engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His mother was Albina Sylvia Nezerka (1883 - 1975), aka Mrs. Joseph E. DeFore.

Went to Des Moines, Iowa in June 1976 to campaign for his longtime friend Ronald Reagan at the Republican State Convention in his bid for President of the United States. DeFore appeared in at least two films with Reagan, Brother Rat (1938) and She's Working Her Way Through College (1952).

Created the role of Wally Myers in the Broadway play "The Male Animal", which opened at the Cort Theatre on January 9, 1940 and ran for 243 performances. He later played the same role in the film version The Male Animal (1942) starring Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda. He also appeared in the remake of that film, She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) starring Virginia Mayo and Ronald Reagan.

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