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Backus

Appearing in Angels Revenge

Jim Backus (1913-1989) was an American actor. He had a long career in films and television, and was known for his upper-class New England accent.

Backus played James Dean's character's wealthy father in the acclaimed 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause (with Dennis Hopper), and provided the voice for the nearsighted cartoon character Mr. Magoo in various animated projects.

Backus is perhaps best-known for playing the millionaire Thurston Howell III on the TV series Gilligan's Island and its various spin-offs along with Alan Hale Jr. and Russell Johnson.

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