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Gary COLLINS

American Gary COLLINS

born Gary Ennis COLLINS

American film and television actor and award-winning talk show host

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on April 30, 1938 in Venice, California, USA
Died: on October 13, 2012 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA


Biography

Collins was born in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, California. He was raised there by a single mother who was a waitress and factory worker. Gary attended Venice High School and graduated with the Class of 1955. After attending Santa Monica City College, he went into the United States Army.

Collins enlisted in the United States Army and served in Europe, where he was a radio and television performer for the Armed Forces Network. After his return, he performed at the Barter Theatre, a year-round repertory theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, whose director Robert Porterfield provided chances for many aspiring actors.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Television & Radio Host - American