Dean Harens

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Dean Harens (June 30, 1920 – May 20, 1996) was an American actor. He appeared in several movies and TV programs over four decades.

Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1920, Harens' first appearance in a film came at the age of 24, in the 1944 film Christmas Holiday. He appeared in seven movies in all over his career, although never in a starring role. He was a cast member on three TV series, and played a recurring character on the ABC series The F.B.I.. Among the television series in which Harens guest starred was the 1958-1959 docudrama about the Cold War, Behind Closed Doors, hosted and occasionally starring Bruce Gordon.[1] He also made four guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of murderer Frank Fettridge in the 1959 episode, "The Case of the Calendar Girl," and in 1960 the role of double murderer Riley Morgan in "The Case of the Wandering Widow."

Harens's wife, actress June Dayton, died in 1994 at the age of 70. Harens died in Van Nuys, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, at the age of 75.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "Behind Closed Doors’". Retrieved September 2, 2009. 

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