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Jim Backus
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Picture of Jim Backus

Picture of Jim Backus

Born:25 February 1913Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Known As:Thurston Howell IIITV'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.comClick here for TV listings.
Filmography:The Internet Movie DatabaseJim Backus Filmography.
Departed:3 July 1989Los Angeles, California, USA
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