Don Defore

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Birthday
25, 1913
Birthplace
Cedar Rapids, IA
Death Date
Dec 22, 1993 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1913
Birthplace
Cedar Rapids, IA
Death Date
Dec 22, 1993 (80)

About

The next-door neighbor, Mr. Thornberry (Thorny), on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and also played the harried Mr. B in Hazel.

Before Fame

He had little initial interest in acting, but changed his mind after performing with the Cedar Rapids Community Players, and from there went to study at the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Trivia

For several years, he and his brother ran their own restaurant inside Disneyland called The Silver Banjo, right inside Frontierland.

Family Life

Closely following his Ozzie and Harriet TV role, he and his wife, Marion lived in a farmhouse they designed themselves.

Associated With

He was a lifelong friend of Ronald Reagan , appearing with him in two films and supporting his presidential campaign in 1976.