|TV and Movie Trivia Tribute|
|Born:||25 February 1913||Cleveland, Ohio, USA||Known As:||Thurston Howell III||TV's "Gilligan's Island"|
|Trivia:||One of his teachers in grade school was Margaret Hamilton,|
who would later play Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of
the West in "The Wizard of Oz".
|Attended the Kentucky Military Academy. One of his classmates|
was future fellow actor, Victor Mature.
|Used to work as a radio announcer in New York City.|
|When Backus was doing radio plays, one of his characters|
Hubert Updyke III would become the basis for
Thurston Howell III in "Gilligan's Island."
|On TV:||TVGuide.com||Click here for TV listings.|
|Filmography:||The Internet Movie Database||Jim Backus Filmography.|
|Departed:||3 July 1989||Los Angeles, California, USA|
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Some fellow TV/Movie cast members:
Barbara Hale Barbara Stanwyck Bob Denver
Cesar Romero Cloris Leachman Dawn Wells Debbie Reynolds
Elizabeth Montgomery Eva Gabor Jackie Coogan Janet Leigh Madeline Kahn
Marty Feldman Raquel Welch Robert Culp Russell Johnson Tina Louise Yvonne Craig