Monday, April 16, 2007

The Magician: Bill Bixby

The Magician: Bill BixbyBorn: 22 January 1934
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Best Known As: Dr. David Banner on TV's
The Incredible Hulk

Bill Bixby was a handsome, TV leading actor of the '60s and '70s. His best-known role was that of Dr. David Banner in the series
The Incredible Hulk from 1978-82; when angered, Banner turn into the raging green muscleman The Hulk (played by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno). Bixby's early breakthrough series was My Favorite Martian (1963-66), in which he played a bachelor secretly hosting a Martian (Ray Walston) in his home. Later he starred as a widower dad in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969-72) and then in the series The Magician (1973-74) as Houdini-like figure who used his magical ability to help out people in need. After The Incredible Hulk, Bixby spent less time acting and more time behind the camera, directing a variety of series episodes and TV movies. Sadly, he died due to prostate cancer on November 21, 1993 .

The Magician, an American television series during the year 1973–1974. Bill Bixby stars in this series as the stage illusionist Anthony "Tony" Blake, a playboy philanthropist who used his skills to solve difficult crimes when needed. In this series(The Magician), the character was named instead to Anthony Dorian. The change of name was due to a conflict with the name of a real life stage magician.





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