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Actor, Frank Overton, was born Frank Emmons Overton on Mar 12, 1918 in Babylon, NY. Overton died at the age of 49 on Apr 24, 1967 in Pacific Palisades, CA and was laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

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Frank Overton Quotes:

Atticus Finch: I must be losing my memory. I can't remember whether Jem is twelve or thirteen. Anyway it'll have to come before the county court. Of course it's a clear cut case of self defense. I'll ahh, well I'll run down to the office...
Sheriff Tate: Mr. Finch do you think Jem stabbed Bob Ewell - is that what you think? Your boy never killed anyone.
[Atticus and Sheriff Heck Tate look at Boo]
Sheriff Tate: Bob Ewell fell on his knife - he killed himself. There's a black man dead for no reason; now the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. I never heard tell it was against the law for any citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being committed, which is exactly what he did. But maybe you'll tell me it's my duty to tell the town all about it and not to hush it up. Well, you know what'll happen then? All the ladies in Maycomb, including my wife, will be knocking on his door bringing angel food cakes. To my way of thinking, taking the one man who's done you and this town a big service and dragging him with his shy ways into the limelight - to me that's a sin... it's a sin. And I'm not about to have it on my head. I may not be much Mr. Finch, but I'm still sheriff of Maycomb County and Bob Ewell fell on his knife. Good night, sir.


Sheriff Heck Tate: Didn't you know your daddy's the best shot in this county?


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His niece is the dancer Drika Overton.

Famous for playing Elias Sandoval on "Star Trek" (1966)'s "This Side of Paradise" episode -- originally aired in March 1967; Overton died of a heart attack the next month.

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