Lawrence Dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin

Actor + Director and Screenwriter
Born Sep 16, 1919

Lawrence Dobkin was an American television director, actor and television screenwriter whose career spanned seven decades. Dobkin was a prolific performer during the Golden Age of Radio. His voice was used to narrate the classic western Broken Arrow (1950). His film performances include Never Fear (1949), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and North by Northwest (1959).… Read More

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1919 Birth Born on September 16, 1919.


1946 26 Years Old Dobkin began a prolific career in television in 1946, having worked as an actor, narrator and director.


1953 33 Years Old In 1953, Dobkin guest starred on Alan Hale, Jr.'s short-lived CBS espionage series set in the Cold War, Biff Baker, U.S.A.. … Read More
1957 37 Years Old In the 1957-1958 television season, he played a director on the CBS sitcom, Mr. Adams and Eve, starring Howard Duff and Ida Lupino as fictitious married actors residing in Beverly Hills, California.


1960 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960, Dobkin appeared as Kurt Reynolds in "So Dim the Light" of the CBS anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson.
1962 42 Years Old On June 24, 1962, he married actress Joanna Barnes; they had no children, but he had one daughter by his first wife.


1970 50 Years Old Dobkin married actress Anne Collings in 1970 and had three children: identical twin daughters named Kristy and Kaela and a son named Laird. … Read More
1972 52 Years Old Often otherwise cast as the villain, Dobkin portrayed gangster Dutch Schultz on ABC's The Untouchables and a mass murderer in the 1972 pilot for ABC's The Streets of San Francisco, starring Karl Malden. … Read More
1974 54 Years Old As writer, Dobkin created the title character for the 1974 film and the 1977–1978 NBC series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.


1982 62 Years Old From 1982 to 1986, Epcot Center's iconic attraction, Spaceship Earth featured actor Lawrence Dobkin as the narrator along with a very simple and quiet orchestral composition throughout the attraction. … Read More
1991 71 Years Old In 1991 Dobkin appeared on an episode of the TV series Night Court as State Supreme Court Justice Welch.
2002 83 Years Old Died on October 28, 2002.
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