October 8, 1934|
Dallas, Texas, US
|Died||August 25, 1986
Truckee, California, US
|Cause of death||heart attack|
Allen Case (born October 8, 1934 – died August 25, 1986) was an American television actor most noted for the lead role of Deputy Clay McCord in NBC-TV's The Deputy (1959–1961) opposite series regular Henry Fonda, who received top billing but appeared far less frequently than Case.
Case grew up in Dallas, Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University but left in his junior year to audition for the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout Show in New York. In 1955, Columbia Records signed him to a contract and he starred in his first Broadway show, "Reuben, Reuben." He toured with such musicals as "South Pacific," "Damn Yankees" and "My Fair Lady,".
On September 30, 1958, a year before The Deputy debuted, Case played a hot-headed young deputy, Bud Wilkins, in the episode "Brink of Fear", of the ABC/WB western series, Sugarfoot, starring Will Hutchins. The episode is a lesson about the line of good and evil in the human heart. Tom Brewster as Sugarfoot attempts without success to help his boyhood friend Cully Abbott (Jerry Paris) put aside a lawless past after Abbott is paroled from prison. Other appearing in the episode are Venetia Stevenson, Harry Antrim, and Don Gordon.
While on vacation he died after suffering a heart attack in Truckee, California, at the age of 51.
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- Shreveport Times, April 4, 5 and 7, 1961
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