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]


  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.
  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  
  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.
  6. ^ "Filmography for Donald Briggs". Turner Classic Movies.

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