Lawrence Dobkin
Lawrence Dobkin

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Name: Lawrence Dobkin
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 180 cm (5' 11'')
Birth Day: September 16, 1919
Death Date: October 28, 2002(2002-10-28) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age: Aged 83
Birth Place:  New York City, New York, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Height: 180 cm (5' 11'')
Weight: in kg - N/A
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Lawrence Dobkin

Lawrence Dobkin was born on September 16, 1919 in  New York City, New York, United States (83 years old). Lawrence Dobkin is an Actor, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Lawrence Dobkinnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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As per our current Database, Lawrence Dobkin died on October 28, 2002(2002-10-28) (aged 83)
Los Angeles, California, U.S..

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Biography Timeline


Dobkin began a prolific career in television in 1946, having worked as an actor, narrator and director. In 1953, he guest-starred on Alan Hale, Jr.'s short-lived CBS espionage series set in the Cold War, Biff Baker, U.S.A.. He was cast in an episode of the early syndicated series The Silent Service, based on true stories of the submarine section of the United States Navy. He appeared also in the religion anthology series, Crossroads, based on experiences of American clergymen, and later on the ABC religion drama, Going My Way, starring Gene Kelly.


While playing Louie, The Saint's cab-driving sidekick on NBC Radio in 1951, he was asked to step into the lead role of Simon Templar to replace Tom Conway for a single episode — making Dobkin one of the few actors to portray Leslie Charteris' literary creation.


Dobkin's notable supporting film roles include Twelve O'Clock High (1949), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Julius Caesar (1953), The Ten Commandments (1956), The Defiant Ones (1958), Johnny Yuma (1966) and Patton (1970). He had a cameo appearance in the 1954 sci-fi thriller Them. In an uncredited performance in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Dobkin has a memorable line as an intelligence official who remarks on the plight of the hapless protagonist, on the run for murder after being mistaken for a person who doesn't exist: "It's so horribly sad. Why is it I feel like laughing?"


In 1957, Dobkin appeared in the third episode of the first season of the CBS Television western Have Gun – Will Travel, entitled “The Great Mohave Chase”, as the owner of water rights in the small western town of Mohave.


In the 1957-1958 television season, Dobkin played a director on the CBS sitcom, Mr. Adams And Eve, starring Howard Duff and Ida Lupino as fictitious married actors residing in Beverly Hills, California. He guest-starred in 1958 in the first season of ABC's The Donna Reed Show.


In 1960, Dobkin appeared as Kurt Reynolds in the episode "So Dim the Light" of the CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson, and as an escape artist on the run from a possible murder charge in Wanted: Dead or Alive. He appeared in the David Janssen crime drama series, Richard Diamond, Private Detective. Dobkin appeared in four episodes of The Rifleman playing four different characters, including a heartfelt portrayal of General Philip Sheridan from the American Civil War. He appeared in an episode of The Tab Hunter Show in 1961.

He began directing for television in 1960, and his work in this area included episodes 1, 9, 10, and 13 of The Munsters (1964), 16 episodes of The Waltons (1972–1981), and an episode of Sara (1976).


On June 24, 1962, Dobkin married actress Joanna Barnes; they had no children, but he had one daughter, Debra Dobkin, by his first wife, Frances Hope Walker. Dobkin married actress Anne Collings in 1970 and had two children: identical twin daughters, Kristy and Kaela. For the first 20 years of his life, Anne's son Laird (father was John Fenwick of Toronto Ontario Canada, librarian to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra), lived with them before moving back to his native Canada in 1985.{Personal acquaintance of Laird (Cody) Fenwick, Sarah E. Johnson-Earles}


From 1971 to 1993, Dobkin served as the narrator of The Hall of Presidents show, returning to re-record the presidential roll call each time a new U.S. President was elected.


Often also cast as a villain, Dobkin portrayed gangster Dutch Schultz on ABC's The Untouchables. He appeared on the ABC/Warner Brothers crime drama, The Roaring 20s and in the NBC western with a modern setting, Empire. He was cast as a mass murderer in the 1972 pilot for ABC's The Streets of San Francisco, starring Karl Malden. He guest-starred on ABC's The Big Valley, starring Barbara Stanwyck. He received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama for his work in the CBS Playhouse program, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1967). In 1991, Dobkin appeared in an episode of the television series Night Court as State Supreme Court Justice Welch.


On October 28, 2002, Dobkin died of heart failure at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83 years old. His ashes were cast into the Pacific Ocean.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Kristy Dobkin Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Laird Dobkin Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Debra Dobkin Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Kaela Dobkin Children N/A N/A N/A
#5 Joanna Barnes Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#6 Anne Collings Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#7 Frances Hope Walker Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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