Dick Van Patten

Dick Van Patten

American actor
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Dick Van Patten

Richard Vincent Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor, comedian, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, whose career spanned seven decades of television. He was best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough.

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Full name at birth
Richard Vincent Van Patten
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Claim to fame
Eight Is Enough, Love Boat
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Date of birth
9 December 1928
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Place of birth
New York, New York, USA
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Date of death
23 June 2015
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86 (age at death)
Place of death
Santa Monica, California
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Diabetes
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
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Actor, Businessman, And Animal Welfare Advocate
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5' 9½" (177 cm)
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$5,000,000 USD
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On the 1981 cancellation of "Eight Is Enough" (1977)): "Nobody called me to tell me it was canceled. I read it in the paper".
  • (2008) Co-host, with Tiran Zaken, of an infomercial for "The Zaken Corp".
  • (2007) Release of his book, "Totally Terrific TV Trivia".
  • Founder of "Natural Balance" dog food.
  • Son of Richard Byron Van Patten and wife Josephine Rose Acerno.
  • Suffered a diabetic stroke in January, 2006.

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