Stuart Erwin (February 14, 1903 - December 21, 1967) was an American actor of stage, film, and television.
Erwin was born in
Squaw Valley, Placer County, California. He attended  Porterville High School and the University of California. 
Erwin began acting in college in the 1920s, having first appeared on stage. From there, he acted in
stock theater in Los Angeles. 
He broke into films in 1928 in
Mother Knows Best. In 1934, he was cast as Joe Palooka in the film . In 1932, he co-starred with Palooka Bing Crosby in the comedy , where he played Texas oil tycoon Leslie McWhinney. In 1936, he was cast in The Big Broadcast , for which he was nominated for the Pigskin Parade Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1940, he played Howie Newsome, the dairy delivery vendor, in the film adaptation , based on the Our Town Thornton Wilder play.
In Walt Disney's
, Erwin performed the voice of a tree squirrel.
Later, Erwin appeared in the
Disney films and Son of Flubber .
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
In 1946, Erwin starred in
Phone Again Finnegan on CBS. He played an apartment house manager in the comedy-drama. 
He also played various roles on
, Theater Guild on the Air , Lux Radio Theatre The Old Gold Radio Theatre and .
Cavalcade of America
In 1950, Erwin made the transition to television, in which he starred in
Trouble with Father, which was retitled  , with his co-star and real-life wife, actress The Stu Erwin Show June Collyer. In 1963-1964, he played Otto King on . The Greatest Show on Earth 
Erwin guest starred on the religion
anthology series , on the Crossroads CBS sitcom , starring Angel Annie Fargé, on the NBC's western , and on Bonanza ABC's , The Donna Reed Show , with Our Man Higgins Stanley Holloway.
Erwin made four guest appearances on CBS's
, including the role of murderer Clem P. "Sandy" Sandover in the 1962 episode "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind", and murderer Everett Stanton in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor".
Erwin guest starred on
, Season 1, Episode 8, portraying Tom Silby who was presumed dead, but returned to town after a two-year absence.
The Andy Griffith Show
Erwin married actress June Collyer on July 22, 1931, in Yuma, Arizona.
Erwin died of a
heart attack on December 21, 1967 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California at age 64 and was interred at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles. 
Erwin has a star at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in the Television section of the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was dedicated February 8, 1960. 
"Stu Erwin, Film, Video Actor, Dies". Valley News. California, Van Nuys. December 22, 1967. p. 36 . Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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