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Whalen and Claire Trevor in Song and Dance Man, 1936
Joseph Kenneth Shovlin
June 30, 1902
|Died||April 14, 1974 71) (aged|
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||San Fernando Mission Cemetery|
Joseph Kenneth Shovlin (June 30, 1902 – April 14, 1974), known as Michael Whalen, was an American actor who starred in B Movies and television, including Son of a Badman and Wee Willie Winkie.
|1936||White Fang||Gordon Weedon Scott|
|1936||Poor Little Rich Girl||Michael Barry|
|1936||Sing Baby Sing||Ted Blake|
|1937||The Lady Escapes||Michael Hilton|
|1937||Wee Willie Winkie||Lt. "Coppy" Brandes|
|1937||Time Out for Romance||Bob Reynolds|
|1947||Gas House Kids in Hollywood||Lance Carter|
|1948||Parole, Inc.||Kid Redmond|
|1948||Blonde Ice||Atty Stanley Mason|
|1949||Batman and Robin (serial)||Dunne|
|1949||Treasure of Monte Cristo||Lt. Michael Perry|
|1955||The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues||King|
|1960||Elmer Gantry||Rev. Phillips|
|1961||Sea Hunt||Season 4, Episode 27|
John Joseph Patrick Ryan, best known by his stage name, Jack Lord, was an American television, film and Broadway actor, director and producer. He was known for his starring role as Steve McGarrett in the CBS television program Hawaii Five-O, which ran from 1968 to 1980.
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The following events occurred in May 1930:
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