Dane Clark

Born Feb 26, 1912

Dane Clark was an American film actor who was known for playing, as he labeled himself, "Joe Average".

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1912 Birth Born on February 26, 1912.


1937 25 Years Old He progressed from small Broadway parts to larger ones, eventually taking over the role of George from Wallace Ford in the 1937 production of Of Mice and Men.


1943 31 Years Old Clark got his big break when he was signed by Warner Bros. in 1943. … Read More
1945 33 Years Old Exhibitors voted Clark the 16th most popular star at the US box office in 1945, and during the 1950s, he became one of a small group of actors (excluding the original 'founding' members brought in at the Studio's inception) awarded life membership in The Actors Studio. … Read More


1954 42 Years Old In the 1954-1955 season, he co-starred as the character Richard Adams, with Gary Merrill in the role of Jason Tyler, in the NBC crime drama Justice, about attorneys of the Legal Aid Society of New York.
1959 47 Years Old In 1959, he reprised Humphrey Bogart's role as Slate in Bold Venture, a short-lived television series. … Read More


1970 58 Years Old In 1970, he guest-starred in an episode of The Silent Force.


1973 61 Years Old He also played Lieutenant Tragg in the short-lived revival of the Perry Mason television series in 1973, and appeared in the 1976 miniseries Once an Eagle. Clark died on September 11, 1998, of lung cancer at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
1998 87 Years Old Died on September 11, 1998.
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