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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameGeorge Joseph Burns

Mini Bio (1)

Bart Burns was born on March 13, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as George Joseph Burns. He was an actor and writer, known for Seven Days in May (1964), Mike Hammer (1958) and Frances (1982). He was married to Fern. He died on July 17, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Fern (? - 17 July 2007) ( his death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (4)

Used Bart as first name to avoid being confused with comedian George Burns.
Served in the Marines during World War II; as a Captain, he earned two Purple Hearts and won a Silver Star at Guadalcanal by steering a tank through a mine field in order to engage and destroy a Japanese pillbox.
Bart Burns was born George Joseph Burns in New York City. To avoid confusion with comic George Burns, he took the name Bart when he began his acting career in 1947. During World War II, Burns was a Marine captain in the Pacific, where he was wounded twice. He won a Silver Star for leading a tank through a minefield to destroy a Japanese pillbox on Iwo Jima.
Bore a striking resemblance to Mickey Spillane, which may have contributed to his being cast as Mike Hammer's buddy Captain Chambers in the 1950's TV series.

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