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Richard Deacon
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Actor
    (May 14, 1921-August 8, 1984)
    Famed as Fred Rutherford (Lumpy's father) on 'Leave It To Beaver' and Mel Cooley in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
    Portrayed Sheriff Masters on 'B.J. and the Bear,' Dr. Klingner on 'Beverly Hillbillies,' Roger Finley on 'Date with the Angels,' Roger Buell on 'Mothers-In-Law,' Mr. Baldwin on 'Pruitts of Southampton' and Sherman Hull on 'Charles Farrell Show'
    Acted in 'Growing Pains' (1984), 'Awakening of Cassie' (1982), 'Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood' (1980), 'Piranha' (1978), 'Getting Married' (1978), 'Rabbit Test' (1978), 'Lady in Cement' (1968), 'Enter Laughing' (1967), 'Don'That Darn Cat!' (1965), 'Billie' (1965), 'John Goldfarb, Please Come Home' (1965), 'The Patsy' (1964), 'Hud' (1963), 'The Birds' (1963), 'Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker' (1959), 'My Man Godfrey' (1957), 'Francis in the Haunted House' (1956) and 'Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy' (1955)'
    He was typecast as a paper tiger - An authority figure with no real power.
    In 'The Complete Directory to Prime Time TV Stars,' Tim Brooks wrote: 'If you were a TV Producer in the 1950s or '60s and you needed someone to play the stock role of the pompous, overbearing boss - and Gale Gordon was not available - you would probably have turned to Richard Deacon.'
    He appeared on Broadway opposite Phyllis Diller in 'Hello Dolly.'
    He was quite proud of his rock collection.
    His nickname was 'Deac.'
    He was considered a gourmet cook.
    He ventured into the then new industry of microwave cooking and wrote 'Richard Deacon's Microwave Cookery.' He also hosted the TV program 'Deacon's Micro Magic.'
    He was one of the hardest working men on TV, appearing in hundreds of TV episodes.
    Although he wore glasses and sported a horseshoe haircut, he was quite recognizable.
    He appeared in movies until his death.
    He was in a classic Twilight Zone, managing a company where all the workers are replaced by automation.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 20 Votes: 65.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 26.09% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 54 Votes: 64.81% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 61 Votes: 37.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 64 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 111 Votes: 47.75% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 185 Votes: 45.41% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 59 Votes: 40.68% Annoying
 
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