Jim Davis

Jim Davis (August 26, 1909 – April 26, 1981) was an American actor, best known for his role as Jock Ewing in the CBS prime-time soap Dallas, a role which continued almost until his death. Born as Marlin Davis in Edgerton, Missouri, his first major screen role was opposite Bette Davis in the 1948 melodrama Winter Meeting, a lavish failure for which he was lambasted in the press as being too inexperienced to play the part properly. His subsequent film career consisted of mostly B movies, many of them westerns, although he made an impression as a U.S. senator in the Warren Beatty conspiracy thriller The Parallax View. In the episode "Little Washington" of the syndicated television series Death Valley Days, Davis portrayed a Congressman from Nevada. He married his wife, Blanche Davis (1918-2009). in 1945; their only child, daughter Tara Diane Davis, was killed in a car crash in 1970. From 1954-55, Davis starred and narrated the syndicated western television series Stories of the Century. He portrayed Matt Clark, a detective for the Southwestern Railroad who works to bring notorious gunfighters to justice. His costars were Mary Castle and Kristine Miller.

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