Parley Baer

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Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Nov 22, 2002 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1914
Birthplace
Salt Lake City, UT
Death Date
Nov 22, 2002 (88)

About

Although he also appeared in episodes of such popular television shows as Johnny Midnight and Dennis the Menace, Baer is perhaps best remembered for his roles on The Andy Griffith Show (as Mayor Stoner); The Young and the Restless (as Miles Dugan); and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as Darby).

Before Fame

He began his entertainment career as a circus and radio performer. His early radio credits include The Whistler (on a CBS-affiliated regional radio station) and Tales of the Texas Rangers (on NBC Radio).

Trivia

He appeared in a series of Keebler cookie commercials.

Family Life

He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later settled in Los Angeles, California. His marriage to circus performer Ernestine Clarke lasted from 1946 until Clarke's death in 2000 and resulted in daughters named Dale and Kim.

Associated With

He played a small role in the 1962 Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood movie Gypsy.