Bill Dana

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Bill Dana
Bill Dana.jpg
Bill Dana (center, 1982 photo)
Born
William Szathmary[1]

(1924-10-05)October 5, 1924
DiedJune 15, 2017(2017-06-15) (aged 92)
Alma materEmerson College (1950)
OccupationActor, comedian, screenwriter
Years active1956–1994
Spouse(s)Evelyn Shular Dana (1981-2017)[2]

Bill Dana (October 5, 1924 – June 15, 2017) was an American comedian, actor and screenwriter. He often appeared on television shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show. He was known for appearing as a heavily accented Bolivian character named José Jiménez. Dana often portrayed the Jiménez character as an astronaut.

Dana died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on June 15, 2017 at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Matz, Jenni. "Biography of Bill Dana". Emerson College. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  2. "Biography of Bill Dana". Emerson College.
  3. Mike Barnes (June 19, 2017). "Comedian Bill Dana, Who Played the Character Jose Jimenez, Dies at 92". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 19, 2017.