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
Briggs in Fit for a King, 1937
Born(1911-01-28)January 28, 1911
DiedFebruary 3, 1986(1986-02-03) (aged 75)
Other namesDon Briggs
OccupationActor: Film and television
Years active1928-1970s
Spouse(s)Audrey Christie (?-1986 (his death), one son)

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]

Radio[edit]

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

Family[edit]

Briggs was married to actress Audrey Christie.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1936 The Adventures of Frank Merriwell Frank Merriwell Credited as Don Briggs
1936 Dangerous Waters Quartermaster Credited as Don Briggs
1936 Sutter's Gold Soldier Uncredited
1936 Love Before Breakfast Stuart Farnum Uncredited
1936 Show Boat Press Agent Uncredited
1936 After the Thin Man Reporter Uncredited
1937 Man of the People Baldwin
1937 The Good Old Soak Fred Uncredited
1937 Captains Courageous Tyler
1937 They Won't Forget Harmon
1937 Fit for a King Prince Michael
1937 Submarine D-1 Underwater Escape Instructor Uncredited
1937 All American Sweetheart Johnny Ames
1938 Blondes at Work Maitland Greer
1938 The Daredevil Drivers Tommy Burnell
1938 The First Hundred Years William Regan
1938 Love, Honor and Behave Yale Tennis Coach
1938 The Beloved Brat Jerome Williams
1938 Crime School New Doctor
1938 Men Are Such Fools George Onslow
1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn Star Reporter
1938 Mr. Chump Jim Belden
1939 Wings of the Navy Instructor
1939 Made for Each Other Mr. Carter Uncredited
1939 The Spirit of Culver Instructor Uncredited
1939 Whispering Enemies Fred Bowman
1939 The Hardys Ride High Caleb Bowen
1939 Ex-Champ Jeffrey Grey
1939 Panama Lady Roy Harmon
1939 Unexpected Father Allen Rand
1939 The Forgotten Woman Dist. Atty. Burke
1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit Jimmy Rothaker
1940 Hot Steel George Barnes
1940 Men Against the Sky Dick Allerton
1940 Dr. Kildare Goes Home Mr. Brownlee
1940 Dreaming Out Loud Will Danielson
1963 The Wheeler Dealers Len Flink Credited as Don Briggs
1976 W.C. Fields and Me Politician Uncredited; final film role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1949 Volume One Episode: "Number Two"
1949–1951 Suspense Henry Lord / Mark 3 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1949–1952 Kraft Theatre 3 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1949–1956 Studio One Michael / Sgt. Honey Joey / Ned Beaumont 4 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1950 Stage 13 Episode: "No More Wishes"
1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse Episode: "The Canton Story"; credited as Don Briggs
1951 Cameo Theatre 2 episodes
1951–1952 Tales of Tomorrow Herbert Rand / Will Jethroe 2 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1951–1954 The Web 3 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1951–1957 Robert Montgomery Presents 3 episodes
1952 Schlitz Playhouse Leo Episode: "Autumn in New York"
1952 Joan of Arc TV Movie; credited as Don Briggs
1953 Lux Video Theatre Scott Henderson Episode: "This Is Jimmy Merrill"; credited as Don Briggs
1954 Ethel and Albert Episode: "Episode #2.22"
1954 Treasury Men in Action Episode: "The Case of the Tailor-Made Money"
1954 Martin Kane Joe Mann Episode: "The Milk Bottle Burglar"; credited as Don Briggs
1955 The Stranger Episode: "Court of No Appeal"
1955 Captain Video and His Video Rangers Tor Episode: "The Swordsmen of Lyra"; credited as Don Briggs
1955 The United States Steel Hour Truck Rogers Episode: "Hung for a Sheep"; credited as Don Briggs
1955 I Spy Ronge Episode: "The Redl Story"
1955 Matinee Theatre Stephen Episode: "The Touchstone; credited as Don Briggs
1955 Star Tonight 2 episodes; as Don Briggs
1955–1956 The Big Story 2 episodes
1955–1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre Tom Foley / Lewis Stidman 5 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1956 Chevron Hall of Stars Cameron Episode: "Moment of Fear"
1958 Decoy Logan Episode: "Earthbound Satellite"; credited as Don Briggs
1959 Deadline Sam Day / FBI Man 2 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1961 Naked City Jerry Bagger Episode: "Ooftus Goofus"; credited as Don Briggs
1962 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster Finkel Episode: "Here's to the Three of Us"
1962–1963 The Lucy Show Eddie Collins 7 episodes; credited as Don Briggs
1964 The Fugitive Whit Pearson Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"
1964 Gunsmoke Deggers Episode: "Hammerhead"; credited as Don Briggs
1965 Hazel Bill Gollard Episode: "Champagne Tony"; credited as Don Briggs
1965 The Wild Wild West Sheriff Cantrell Episode: "The Night of the Fatal Trap"; credited as Don Briggs
1965 My Favorite Martian General Episode: "Who's Got a Secret?"; credited as Don Briggs
1966 Run, Buddy, Run Charles Druten Episode: "The Death of Buddy Overstreet"; credited as Don Briggs
1967 Iron Horse Marshal Episode: "Volcano Wagon"
1967 Batman Irving Irving Episode: "Caught in the Spider's Den"
1968 The Felony Squad Harold Pardway Episode: "Man on Fire"; credited as Don Briggs
1969 Bonanza Clint Murray Episode: "Erin"; credited as Don Briggs
1969 Lancer Marshal Thurman Episode: "Angel Day and Her Sunshine Girls"; credited as Don Briggs
1970 Here's Lucy Mr. Huntington Episode: "Lucy the Crusader"
1972 Lassie Major Merrill Episode: "Peace Is Our Profession: Part 3"
1974 Run, Joe, Run Deputy Morris Episode: "Homecoming"
1975 Police Story Mullins Episode: "To Steal a Million"

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donald Briggs". IMDb.
  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 Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 9-10. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-09-22. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell, juvenile adventure.
  6. ^ "Filmography for Donald Briggs". Turner Classic Movies.

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