Donald Briggs

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Donald Briggs (January 28, 1911 – February 3, 1986) was an American actor, who appeared in over 75 films and television shows between the 1930s and 1970s.

Donald Briggs
Donald Briggs (1937), Fit For A King.jpg
Donald Briggs (1937), in Fit for a King
Born (1911-01-28)January 28, 1911
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died February 3, 1986(1986-02-03) (aged 75)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names Don Briggs
Occupation Actor: Film and television
Years active 1930s to 1970s

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in Woodland Hills, California at age 75.[1]

Early life[edit]

Briggs was a graduate of Senn High School in Chicago and worked at KYW radio in 1928.[2]


Briggs played the title roles in The First Nighter Program,[2] The Sheriff,[3] Perry Mason,[4] and The Adventures of Frank Merriwell.[5]


Briggs was married to actress Audrey Christie.[2]

Selected Filmography[edit]

These are a few of the films he worked in.[6]

Selected Television Credits[edit]

These are just some of the television shows he worked on.[1]

Naked City (1961), Mr. Bagger

Police Story (1975)

Here's Lucy; Lucy the Crusader (1970), Mr. Huntington

Lancer; Angel Day and Her Sunshine Girls (1969), Marshal Thurman (as Don Briggs)

Bonanza; Erin (1969), Clint Murray (as Don Briggs)

Batman; Caught in the Spider's Den (1967), Irving Irving (as Don Briggs)

My Favorite Martian; Who's Got a Secret? (1965), General (as Don Briggs)

The Wild Wild West; The Night of the Fatal Trap (1965), Sheriff Cantrell (as Don Briggs)

Hazel; Champagne Tony (1965), Bill Gollard (as Don Briggs)

Gunsmoke; Hammerhead (1964), Deggers (as Don Briggs)

The Fugitive; When the Bough Breaks (1964), Whit Pearson

The Lucy Show (1962-3), Eddie Collin

Captain Video and His Video Rangers; The Swordsmen of Lyra (1955), Tor (as Don Briggs)

Lux Video Theatre; This Is Jimmy Merrill (1953), Scott Henderson (as Don Briggs)

Hallmark Hall of Fame; Joan of Arc (1952), (as Don Briggs)

Suspense (1949–1951); (as Don Briggs)

The Web; For Laura (1951), (as Don Briggs)

Pulitzer Prize Playhouse; The Canton Story (1950), (as Don Briggs)

Stage 13 (1950)


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  2. ^ a b c Lyon, Herb (April 8, 1959). "Tower Ticker". Chicago Tribune. p. Part 3 - Page 2. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  3. ^ French, Jack & Siegel, David S. (eds.) (2014). Radio Rides the Range: A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air, 1929-1967. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7146-1. P. 44.
  4. ^ "'Sleuth'". Harrisburg Telegraph. December 7, 1946. p. 19. Retrieved April 26, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 10.
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