Talk:Darren McGavin

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Was very sorry to hear of his death, does anyone know the details? (Arundhati Bakshi (talkcontribs)) 14:18, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

It's been pretty widely reported by all the major news services, and the link next to his dates of birth and death is to his official site (maintained by one of his sons), which was the first to break the story. Canonblack 16:38, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Darren had a major stroke in 1999, and his health was in decline for the past several years.

His middle name was not Lyle, it was Leland.

Actually, Lyle WAS his middle name -- he is one of the writers on the film he also appeared in, "Zero to Sixty". If you doubt this, then ask the webmaster at his official website at

One of the greatest people in the 20th and 21st century. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:13:26, August 18, 2007 (UTC)

"It is unclear whether McGavin was in naval or other military service in World War II, although he was then in his early twenties and thus eligible." Whys this here, its unsourced and essiantly says nothing, it does not say that he was in the military, but it does not say that he was not, suggesting that he was with no proof. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:02, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

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Was he in "Picture of Dorian Gray"?[edit]

- We were watching the 1945 B&W version of the film on tv, so can't pull it back up. There was a character in the studio where the paintings were done, wearing a top hat, who looked very much like a young McGavin.

Per the IMDB he was first in films in that year, 1945, and was _uncredited_ in many of the early ones. So it's possible he was uncredited here, too, and no one has noticed him.

If anyone has a copy, could you check? Thanks.

wiki-ny-2007 (talk) 05:33, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Link to film "Fear" should not be to article on psychological sensation of fear[edit]

In the list of his films, it would be better to leave the film "Fear" unlinked that to link it to the Wikipedia article on the psychological sensation of fear. Tashiro (talk) 18:32, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Cause of Martin and Lewis Breakup?[edit]

Under Career when I read(emphasis added): When the comedy team Martin and Lewis broke up as a result of Dean Martin's refusal to play a cop in a movie, McGavin played the role originally earmarked for Martin in The Delicate Delinquent, Jerry Lewis's first solo film.

That's completely at odds with anything I've ever heard much less what's on the Martin and Lewis wikipage.John Simpson54 (talk) 20:41, 11 September 2013 (UTC)