Jim Backus

Inside Biography

Jim Backus is still regarded as one of the 1950s and 1960s superstars. With a decades-long acting career, Backus had 250 acting credits to his name. The distinguished actor gained fame following his role on the radio version of The Alan Young Show. He is also credited for her work in the TV series I Married Joan, The Jim Backus Show, and more. 

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Jim Backus    

Jim Backus was born on February 25, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He is the son of Russell Gould Backus and Daisy Gilmore Backus. Backus grew up in Bratenahl, Ohio, a wealthy village with his family.  

Jim graduated from Shaw High School in East Cleveland, Ohio. He holds an American nationality, and regarding his ethnicity, he is a White American.   

Professional Career-Movies And TV Shows 

Jim Backus initiated his immature career by working on radio in the 1940s. In 1948, the actor made his big-screen debut playing a role in the movie A-Lad-In His Lamp. The following year, he landed in Father Was a Fullback, The Great Lover, and A Dangerous Profession.    

Backus' first TV role came in 1952 when she was featured in the TV series I Married Joan until 1955. He started to gain weight after his appearance on the radio version of The Alan Young Show. From 1960-1961, he appeared on the short-lived variety program The Jim Backus Show, which also brought him strong reviews.

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Backus has been part of many hit movies and TV series: Now You See Him, Now You Don't, The Electric Horseman, Good Guys Wear Black, The New Adventures of Gilligan, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, and more. 

Jim also co-wrote several humorous books with his wife, Henny Backus, like Only When I LaughBackus Strikes Back, and a memoir, Forgive Us Our Digressions: An Autobiography. In the late 1950s, the writer also made two novelty 45 rpm records, "Delicious" and "Cave Man." 

Net Worth And Earnings 

Jim Backus had an extensive career in Hollywood. With countless roles in both movies and TV series, Backus has collected a large amount of net worth, which as per celebrity net worth, is around $5 million, quite similar to the actor Ned Dennehy.

In 1978, the actor played a role in the movie Good Guys Wear Black, which became huge at the box office, racking up over $18 million against a $1 million budget.  

Along with his wife Henny, the actor co-authored a memoir, Forgive Us Our Digressions: An Autobiography, and What Are You Doing After the Orgy? which is priced at $11.98 for a Hardcover on Amazon. 

Further information regarding his house and car is yet to be revealed.  

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Personal Life: Age, Wife, Cause Of Death, Grave

Jim Backus had been married twice in his lifetime. He first tied the knot with his first wife, Betty Kean. She was an actress and part of the 1950s-era comedy duo, the Kean Sisters. The couple, however, did not last long and divorced in 1942.  

Following their divorce, Backus married Henny Backus on January 14, 1943. The couple also worked on various projects and co-wrote many humorous books, including Only When I Laugh, his autobiography, Backus Strikes Back, and more.

CAPTION: Jim Backus and his wife Henny Backus SOURCE: Wikipedia

Despite their long marriage, Jim and his wife Henny had no child.

Jim was an avid golfer. 

Cause Of Death

After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Backus died on July 3, 1989, at the age of 76, in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia. He was placed in a grave at the southwest corner of Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles.  

Most Asked Questions

1. What did Jim Backus die from?

After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Backus died on July 3, 1989, at the age of 76, in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia.

2. How much was Jim Backus worth?

With countless roles in movies and TV series, Backus collected a large amount of net worth, which as per celebrity net worth, is around $5 million.

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