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DiedNovember 16, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpousePatricia Pope
FactDied on his 85th birthday.

George O. Petrie (1866-1947) was an American archaeologist and historian who was instrumental in the development of professional archaeology in the United States. He was born in New York City, the son of an Episcopal minister. Petrie attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University, where he studied classical archaeology under the renowned scholar Benjamin Silliman, Jr. He began his career as an assistant on an archaeological expedition to Egypt in 1888.

In 1890, Petrie was appointed as the first Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati. He continued to conduct archaeological fieldwork in Egypt and the Levant, and his excavations at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt yielded a wealth of material from the reign of the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Petrie also carried out important excavations at sites in Palestine, including Jericho and Beth Shean.

In 1899, Petrie was appointed as the first Director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem. He oversaw a period of intense archaeological activity in Palestine, including the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran. He also conducted excavations at a number of other sites in the region, including Hazor and Megiddo.

Petrie returned to the United States in 1906, and took up a position as Professor of Egyptian Archaeology and Director of the Egyptian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He continued to conduct archaeological fieldwork in Egypt, and also undertook excavations at a number of sites in the American Southwest, including Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.

Petrie retired from active fieldwork in 1935, but continued to write and publish extensively on archaeological topics. He died in 1947, at the age of 81.

George O. Petrie was a leading figure in the development of professional archaeology in the United States. He conducted important excavations at sites in Egypt, Palestine, and the American Southwest, and made significant contributions to our understanding of the history and cultures of these regions.

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DiedNovember 16, 1997, Los Angeles, California, United States
EducationUniversity of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University


SpousePatricia Pope


MoviesPlanes, Trains and Automobiles, The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2, Hud, Swiss Tour

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1Had the distinction of playing Eddie Haskell's father on Leave it to Beaver.
2George Petrie's 14 appearances on The Honeymooners rank as the most, aside from the 4 main cast members.
3He made guest appearances on both The Twilight Zone (1959) and The Twilight Zone (1985).
4Between 1974 and 1976, he appeared in 19 episodes of the "CBS Radio Mystery Theater."
5Portrayed criminal lawyer John J. Malone on NBC Radio's "The Amazing Mr. Malone" (1951).
6Died on his 85th birthday.
7He and his wife, Patricia, had 2 children.



The Real McCoys1962TV SeriesCar Salesman
77 Sunset Strip1961-1962TV SeriesMaury Brock / Ree Singh / Flaherty
Alcoa Premiere1962TV SeriesBeelzebub / Phil Millard
Cheyenne1961-1962TV SeriesDoc Farnsworth / Prison Warden
Surfside 61961-1962TV SeriesErnie Wexler / Hubert Leebie
Checkmate1962TV SeriesJack Pennell
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesBunny's Attorney
Bronco1962TV SeriesJack Coe / Tom Egan
Bachelor Father1961-1962TV SeriesDorian Skagg / A.J. Graham
Rawhide1961TV SeriesDeputy
The Gertrude Berg Show1961TV SeriesSincere Sidney
The Jackie Gleason Show1953-1957TV SeriesFreddie Muller / Nick / Doctor / ...
The Honeymooners1955-1956TV SeriesFred / Freddie Muller / Freddie / ...
The Big Story1953TV SeriesWalter Winchell
Short Short Dramas1953TV Series
At Sword's Point1952Chalais
The Amazing Mr. Malone1951TV Series
Robert Montgomery Presents1951TV Series
Two Girls Named Smith1951TV Series
Four Days Leave1950Sidney
Boomerang!1947Harry O'Shea - Public Defender (uncredited)
Winged Victory1944Barker (as Pfc. George Petrie)
Dallas: J.R. Returns1996TV MovieHarv Smithfield (as George O. Petrie)
Mad About You1994-1996TV SeriesSid / Elevator Operator
The Drew Carey Show1996TV SeriesMax Wagner
L.A. Law1994TV SeriesDwight Kroft
Moon Over Miami1993TV SeriesNate Tatum
Herman's Head1992TV SeriesMr. Waterton
Folks!1992Sammy (as George O. Petrie)
Morton & Hayes1991TV SeriesJohn D. Rockenfuss
Night Court1991TV SeriesMr. Kimmel
Dallas1979-1991TV SeriesHarv Smithfield
Wiseguy1988-1990TV SeriesDon Rudy Aiuppo Rudy Aiuppo
The Young Riders1990TV SeriesGrandfather
Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn1990TV MovieJudge Cochran
Newhart1990TV SeriesFather Jasper
Who's the Boss?1990TV SeriesGrandpa Romano
Dear John1990TV SeriesLester
Heartbeat1989TV SeriesHarold
The New Leave It to Beaver1987-1988TV SeriesGeorge Haskell
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987Martin (as George O. Petrie)
Baby Boom1987Everett Sloane (as George O. Petrie)
Hard Copy1987TV SeriesScoop Webster
Something in Common1986TV MovieUncle Louie
St. Elsewhere1986TV SeriesMr. Ewell
The Twilight Zone1986TV SeriesJudge (segment "Shadow Play")
Knight Rider1985TV SeriesDr. Quentin Tanner
The Facts of Life1985TV SeriesWalt
Glitter1984TV SeriesMonsignor Hanna
Tales from the Darkside1984TV SeriesJack Blaine
Three's Company1984TV SeriesMr. Williams
The Day After1983TV MovieDr. Landowska
Wavelength1983Dr. Savianno (as George O. Petrie)
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesDr. Bedoff
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesJudge
Quincy M.E.1981-1983TV SeriesDistrict Attorney / Gabe Steinhart / Barnes
The Blue and the Gray1982TV Mini-SeriesCourt Clerk
Cagney & Lacey1982TV SeriesPolaski
Dynasty1982TV SeriesChairman Willard Horton
House Calls1981-1982TV SeriesMannion
Little House on the Prairie1981TV SeriesRalph Waldo Emerson
Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood1981TV MovieFrank
City in Fear1980TV Movie
Skag1980TV Series
The Dream Merchants1980TV SeriesFraser
Goldie and the Boxer1979TV MovieSifty
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story1979TV MovieWarren Porter
The Amazing Spider-Man1979TV SeriesDefence Lawyer
The Paper Chase1979TV SeriesDonnenfeld
How the West Was Won1979TV SeriesDr. Baker
Kaz1978TV Series
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesDr. David Barnes
A Fire in the Sky1978TV MovieHank
Switch1978TV SeriesCol. Dervis MacLennan
With This Ring1978TV MovieKyle Saxton
Emergency!1978TV SeriesDan Alden
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II1978Doctor in Los Angeles
Telefon1977Hotel Desk Clerk
Operation Petticoat1977TV SeriesAdm. Hatfield
Panic in Echo Park1977TV Movie
The Father Knows Best Reunion1977TV MovieDr. Evans
All's Fair1977TV SeriesColonel Grimes
The Deadliest Season1977TV MoviePresident MacCloud
One Day at a Time1977TV SeriesDr. Danworth
Tail Gunner Joe1977TV MovieChas. Kraus
Raid on Entebbe1976TV MovieChaim Zadok
Black Sheep Squadron1976TV SeriesCommander Grayson
Maude1976TV SeriesEmcee
Petrocelli1975-1976TV SeriesMannie / Morrie Ryder
Barbary Coast1976TV SeriesSamuels
The Streets of San Francisco1975TV SeriesCarlson
Murder on Flight 5021975TV MovieFerguson
Medical Center1975TV SeriesDr. Maxwell
Ironside1970-1972TV SeriesWarden Charles Denny / Dr. Gregory / Michael Webber
Gunsmoke1970TV SeriesCarl
Hawaii Five-O1970TV SeriesAustin Summers
The Jackie Gleason Show1966-1969TV SeriesUS Border Guard / Bob Ellison / Racoon Brother / ...
The Skirts of Happy Chance1969TV MovieEverett Cotton
What's So Bad About Feeling Good?1968Bolton (uncredited)
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesCol. Petrie
The Second Hundred Years1967TV SeriesDr. Perry
The Ballad of Smokey the Bear1966TV MovieFox (voice)
Branded1966TV SeriesHartley
The Munsters1966TV SeriesProf. Hansen
Gomer Pyle: USMC1966TV SeriesLew Meadows
The Addams Family1964-1966TV SeriesDr. Jonley / Dr. Harold Black
The Defenders1965TV SeriesDetective Handley
The Edge of Night1964TV SeriesPeter Quinn
The Virginian1964TV SeriesJoe Delaney
Bonanza1964TV SeriesHotel Clerk
The Andy Griffith Show1961-1964TV SeriesLenny / Joe Layton
Destry1964TV SeriesThe Gambler
Mr. Novak1964TV SeriesCharles Sinclair
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964TV SeriesThe Director
The Lieutenant1964TV SeriesPhotographer
Ben Casey1964TV Series
He Rides Tall1964Crowley
Mister Ed1964TV SeriesDr. Jack Howard
Dead Ringer1964Eddie Krauss - Loan Company Officer (uncredited)
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesGeorge Holmes
The Farmer's Daughter1963TV SeriesBoyer
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963TV SeriesHenry / Rogers
Perry Mason1963TV SeriesOrin Leslie
My Three Sons1963TV SeriesMr. Cooper
Temple Houston1963TV SeriesNewton Fountain
Wall of Noise1963Mr. Tom Harrington
Hud1963Joe Scanlon
Leave It to Beaver1963TV SeriesGeorge Haskell
Ensign O'Toole1963TV SeriesLt Commander Dickery
General Hospital1963TV SeriesJudge Lowell (1978)
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesDave Torbin
Combat!1963TV SeriesCapt. Smith
Going My Way1963TV SeriesEd Fallon
Hawaiian Eye1962-1963TV SeriesDenny Hale / Lowson
The Twilight Zone1963TV SeriesDriver


Short Short Dramas1953TV Series 1 episode


Mad About You1997TV Series For Our Friend - 1 episode


The Honeymooners Anniversary Special1990TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Mad About You1996TV SeriesSid
Gleason: He's the Greatest1988TV SeriesLibrary Patron (Poor Soul Sketch) / Automat Patron With Newspaper (Poor Soul Sketch) / Groves - the Van Gleason's Butler / ...
The Best of Gleason1988TV MovieDoctor (uncredited)
The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration1985TV MovieDoctor
Hill Street Blues1983TV SeriesJudge

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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