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Why Was Darren McGavin Uncredited In The Natural?

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Late Darren McGavin was cast very late in the production of the movie The Natural, the reason he received no credit for the role.

He had played the role of a bookmaker named Gus Sands in the movie.

The was supposed to be given a lesser credit but he chose not to be credited at all.

Who Was Darren McGavin?

McGavin was an actor known for appearing in the movies Kolcgak: The Night Stalker and Christmas Story.

A dropout from the University of Pacific, McGavin had been a painter on movie sets for Columbia Pictures, before he began starring in Broadway productions in 1954.

Darren McGavin
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times

McGavin later studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio.

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He appeared in My Three Angels and The Rainmaker, The Man with the Golden Arm and many more.

On television, McGavin starred in Mike Hammer (1958–1959), Riverboat (1959–1961) and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975).

Other films in which he appeared include Airport ’77 (1977), Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978), A Christmas Story (1983), Happy Hell Night (1992), and Billy Madison (1995).

The actor was a winner of a CableACE Award and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1990.

McGavin died of natural causes on February 25, 2006, in a hospital in Los Angeles. He was aged 83, and was buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

McGavin had battled a cardiovascular disease before his demise.

McGavin was married three times in his lifetime, and had four children.

 

 

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