Art Balinger

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Arthur Bent "Art" Balinger (February 1, 1915 – June 10, 2011) was an American actor known for television roles throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Specifically, Balinger was cast in numerous productions created by Jack Webb and his production company, Mark VII Limited.

Balinger was born to parents Sheldon and Ellen Bent <>Balinger in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] He was raised in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Balinger began his career as a radio announcer, before transitioning to television as an actor.[1] His credits included Dragnet and Emergency!. He largely retired from television after the 1970s. One of his last memorable parts in film was that of the dedication ceremony announcer in the blockbuster hit The Towering Inferno.[2]

Art Balinger died at the Terwilliger Plaza Nursing Home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 96.[1]

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