Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for May 14

Character actor Richard Deacon was born on May 14, 1921.

Richard Deacon is Born

“That guy” who played Mel Cooley on the Dick Van Dyke Show, Lumpy’s father on Leave it to Beaver and showed up on many TV shows and movies over the years has a name – Richard Deacon and he was born on this day in 1921. Deacon was a great character actor that almost everyone is familiar with, but few actually know his name. He frequently played a man without a sense of humor, and yet he had to have had a great sense of humor to master all of those roles that he played throughout his lifetime. Deacon never married and died in 1984 at the age of 63.

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