Summary: film, television, and stage actor and entertainer who had spent 90 years on the big screen as a superstar in his youth and was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930's to the early 1940's playing the wholesome Andy Hardy and Judy Garland's partner in a string of Busby Berkeley musicals and also appeared 70 years later in Night at the Museum and The Muppets, but who was nominated for four Oscars over a 40-year span and won two special Oscars for film achievements including an Emmy for his 1981 TV movie Bill and a Tony nomination for his 1979 Broadway smash Sugar Babies, whose eight wives were actresses Ava Gardner and Martha Vickers, and who was in the midst of filming a horror movie with Margaret O'Brien.
Cause of Death: In his sleep
Born: September 23, 1920
Died: April 6, 2014
Location: North Hollywood, California