(June 18, 1910-August 24, 1998)
Acted in 'You Are There (1953, 1955),' 'The Caine Mutiny (1954),' '12 Angry Men (1957),' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1957),' 'The Defenders (1961-1965),' 'Is Paris Burning? (1966),' 'The Brady Bunch (1970),' 'Interiors (1978),' 'Superman II (1980),' 'Creepshow (1982),' 'Tales from the Darkside (1986),' 'War and Remembrance (1988),' 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989),' 'Stephen King's The Tommyknockers (1993),' 'Chicago Hope (1994-1995)' and 'Nixon (1995)'
Host of 'The CBS Radio Mystery Theater (1974-1982)'
Why he might be annoying
He never revealed what his initials stood for.
When asked, he would tell people 'Emmett Gunnar,' 'Edda Gunnar,' 'Enigma Gregarious' or 'Everybody's Guess.'
His nickname was 'Eej.'
He was typecast as crabby old men.
He portrayed President Eisenhower a lot.
He lied about his age.
Why he might not be annoying
He appeared in dozens of TV plays in the 1940's and 1950's.
He was active in environmental causes.
He kept acting well into his eighties.
He played politicians so convincingly that he once was addressed as 'Senator' while visiting the U.S. Capitol.
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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For 2013, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 42 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 100 Votes: 43.00% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 129 Votes: 40.31% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 214 Votes: 43.46% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 105 Votes: 49.52% Annoying
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