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Don DeFore is ...

Born 25 Aug 1913 in Cedar Rapids
Died 22 Dec 1993 in Los Angeles
Age80 years, 3 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Don DeFore
Don DeFore
Photo of Don DeFore when he played the role of George Baxter in the television program Hazel.

About Don DeFore

Donald John DeFore (August 25, 1913 – December 22, 1993) was an American film, radio, and television actor. DeFore is best known as Erskin "Thorny" Thornberry, the Nelson family's neighbor on the long running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and as George "Mr. B." Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel.


On December 22, 1993, DeFore died of cardiac arrest at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. He is interred at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

For his contribution to the television industry, Don DeFore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6804 Hollywood Blvd.