Don Dillaway

Donald Provost Dillaway (March 17, 1903 – November 18, 1982) was an American stage and film actor.

Don Dillaway
Don Dillaway in Young as You Feel (1931) 2.jpg
Dillaway in Young as You Feel (1931)
Donald Provost Dillaway

(1903-03-17)March 17, 1903
New York City, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 1982(1982-11-18) (aged 79)
Resting placePierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, California
Years active1929-1967

Early lifeEdit

New York-born Dillaway started his acting career in the 1920s, with numerous appearances on Broadway. His Broadway debut came in The Backslapper (1925).[1]


In 1927, Dillaway was one of seven actors who were found guilty in New York City of participating in the production of an obscene play, The Virgin Man. They received suspended sentences, and three producers of the play were fined $250 each and sentenced to 10 days in the workhouse.[2]

He had prominent supporting roles in several films of the 1930s, including Pack Up Your Troubles in 1932, the second feature film from Laurel and Hardy. His roles became gradually smaller in the 1940s and 1950s, usually uncredited bit parts.

His numerous TV appearances include Maverick, Bonanza, Perry Mason, The Munsters, Run for Your Life, and The Big Valley. His final role before retiring in 1967 was in The Wild Wild West.


He died in Westlake Village, California at age 79. He was buried in Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, California.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "("Donald Dillaway" search results)". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cast of "Virgin Man" Found Guilty And Fined". Dunkirk Evening Observer. New York, Dunkirk. United Press. March 28, 1927. p. 15. Retrieved January 2, 2018 – via  

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