Milburn Stone Overview:

Character actor, Milburn Stone, was born on Jul 5, 1904 in Burrton, KS. Stone died at the age of 75 on Jun 12, 1980 in La Jolla, CA .


Stocky, mustachioed American actor with dark wavy hair who alternated as hero and villain of low-budget action films and serials, then moved into character roles as bankers, crooks, wardens, doctors, and officers. He found a permanent home on television with the role of the grouchy Doc Adams in Gunsmoke, a role in which the quizzical Stone features were seen from 1955 to 1972. Died from a heart attack.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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

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Milburn Stone Quotes:

Sandy MacKinnon: Captain, you're a smart man. You have lots of brains. You're really intelligent. You're just kind of stupid.

Prisoner Tom Dugan: I steal an empty slot machine and get 10 years, and this guy steals a million and gets 5. Figure that out, will yuh?
Main Reporter: [Sarcastically] That's why you got the 10 - to figure it out.

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Wife Jane Garrison: b. 23 November 1912, Hutchinson, Kansas, USA; d. 20 October 2002, Rancho Santa Fe, California, USA.

In 1961, he sold his residual rights of "Gunsmoke" (1955) to CBS for $100,000.

Inducted (as a cast member of "Gunsmoke" (1955)) into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1981.

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