Donald Briggs

Donald Briggs (January 28, 1911 – February 3, 1986) was an American actor, who appeared in over 75 films and television shows between the 1930s and 1970s.

Donald Briggs
Donald Briggs (1937), Fit For A King.jpg
Briggs in Fit for a King, 1937
Born(1911-01-28)January 28, 1911
DiedFebruary 3, 1986(1986-02-03) (aged 75)
Other namesDon Briggs
OccupationActor: Film and television
Years active1928-1970s
Spouse(s)Audrey Christie (?-1986 (his death), one son)

He was born in Chicago, Illinois and died in Woodland Hills, California at age 75.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Briggs was a graduate of Senn High School in Chicago and worked at KYW radio in 1928.[2]


Briggs played the title roles in The First Nighter Program,[2] The Sheriff,[3] Perry Mason,[4] and The Adventures of Frank Merriwell.[5]


Briggs was married to actress Audrey Christie.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit

These are a few of the films he worked in.[6]

Selected television creditsEdit

These are just some of the television shows he worked on.[1]

During the 1962-1963 television season, Briggs had a recurring role as Eddie Collins, the boyfriend of Vivian Bagley (played by Vivian Vance) on The Lucy Show starring Lucille Ball. The following year, he made only one appearance on the series before his character was dropped from the show.


  1. ^ a b "Donald Briggs". IMDb.
  2. ^ a b c Lyon, Herb (April 8, 1959). "Tower Ticker". Chicago Tribune. p. Part 3 - Page 2. Retrieved 3 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ French, Jack & Siegel, David S. (eds.) (2014). Radio Rides the Range: A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air, 1929-1967. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-7146-1. P. 44.
  4. ^ "Sleuth". Harrisburg Telegraph. December 7, 1946. p. 19. Retrieved April 26, 2015 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)  
  5. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio (Revised ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. pp. 9-10. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. Retrieved 2019-09-22. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell, juvenile adventure. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Filmography for Donald Briggs". Turner Classic Movies.

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