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Actor, Roger Davis, was born on Jan 20, 1884 in unknown, MD. Davis died at the age of 96 on Mar 3, 1980 in Woodland Hills, CA .



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Davis played Robert E. Lee Prewitt in the 1966 pilot for "From Here to Eternity" (1980), which was not picked up. The TV movie made as the pilot from James Jones's classic novel has never been seen on American television. Thirteen years later, "From Here to Eternity (1953)" -- the big screen adaptation of which had won the Oscar as Best Picture of 1953 -- made it to the small screen as a TV movie and was picked up as a series for the 1980 season.

Davis first attracted attention on TV in the late 1960s playing multiple characters on the daytime gothic soap opera "Dark Shadows" (1966).

He replaced Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes on the TV series "Alias Smith and Jones" (1971) following Duel's suicide in December 1971. George Peppard was also in the running for the part of Hannibal Heyes.

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