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Dick Wesson
Dick Wesson
Credits
Role Mr. Robbins (salesman)
Biographical Information
Birth Name Richard Lewis Wesson
Birthdate November 19, 1922
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Death Date April 25, 1996 (age 73)
Death Place Rancho Mirage, California, United States

Dick Wesson played unscrupulous rental car salesman Mr. Robbins in the Tabitha episode, "The Arrival of Nancy" (1977).

Biography[]

Richard Lewis Wesson was one of the most recognisable character actors of the 1950s. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1922, he began his career with his older brother, Gene Wesson, in a comedy act that made the rounds of the nightclub circuit. He made his film debut in the sci-fi classic "Destination Moon" (1950), and spent his career specializing in playing the rambunctious, wisecracking smart aleck, often in westerns and war films, easily recognizable by his big smile, crew-cut and amazing comedic timing.

In addition to his film appearances, his extensive television credits included "The Bob Cummings Show" (1955), "The Danny Thomas Show" (1953), "Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers" (1974) and "The People's Choice" (1955), just to name a few. In the 1960s, his comedic talents took him to directing and producing in such shows as "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) and "Petticoat Junction" (1963).

He often portrayed wimpy, cowardly characters onscreen. Wesson was nearly always used as the comic relief in musical films such as "Calamity Jane" (1953) and the 1953 version of "The Desert Song" (1953).

Dick Wesson died on April 25, 1996, in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 73.

Source[]

  • Dick Wesson memorial by John, Findagrave.com, July 7, 2011. Retrieved on March 9, 2021, edited.
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