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Best remembered by the public for his roles as the voice of Mr. Magoo and as Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island (1964).
Mr. Magoo's appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he's not only nearsighted physically; his mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and...
Often played wealthy, upper-class figures
James Gilmore Backus
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
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