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Jim Backus
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Birth Date:February 25, 1913
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
Birth Name:James Gilmore Backus
Birth Place:Cleveland, OH
Died Date:July 3, 1989


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Jim Backus

Biography:Jim Backus (February 25, 1913 in Cleveland Ohio - July 3, 1989 In Los Angeles, California). He was a radio, television, film actor, and voice actor. Among his most famous roles are the voice of Mr. Magoo, the rich Herbert Updike of the Alan Young radio show, Joan Davis' husband (a domestic court judge) on TV's I Married Joan, James Dean's father in Rebel Without a Cause, and Thurston B. Howell III on Gilligan's Island.

Backus had an extensive career and worked steadily in Hollywood over five decades. For example, he appeared in Father was a Fullback in 1949, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World back to back in 1962 and 1963, and in Prince Jack in 1984.

Backus and his wife, Henny Backus, co-wrote several humorous books, including Only When I Laugh. He also co-wrote the 1971 family film Mooch Goes to Hollywood, about a dog who tries to become a movie star.

Backus was seen in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode Angels Revenge.

On July 3, 1989, Backus died in Los Angeles, California from complications of pneumonia, after suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years.

Chinese Horoscope for Jim Backus
Includes characteristics and Vices
Jim Backus's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1913 - January 25, 1914
Birthday: February 25, 1913

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Jim Backus's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: February 25, 1913

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Jim Backus's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: February 25, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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