Monday, April 16, 2007
The Magician: Bill Bixby
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 .
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