DWAYNE Hickman, star of the 1960s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, has died after battling Parkinson’s disease.
Hickman made a name for himself playing teenage characters on Dobie Gillis and also on The Bob Cummings Show.
According to Hickman’s publicist Harlan Boll, the actor died of complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Dobie Gillis’ Many Lovers is a popular CBS comedy series, which ran from 1959-1963.
Hickman is famous for playing the main character who often covets the prettiest girls in school.
The actor was born on May 18, 1934 in Los Angeles and began acting at the age of 6.
He appeared in several films before earning a degree from Loyola Marymount University while also working on The Bob Cummings Show.
In The Bob Cummings Show, Hickman played a teenager named Chuck MacDonald, the grandson of Cummings.
That show ran on NBC and CBS for five seasons and led to Hickman’s big break in Dobie Gillis.
In addition to his television work, Hickman has appeared in a number of films throughout this career.
He played a con man in 1965’s Cat Ballou alongside Oscar winners Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda and also appeared in several beach party movies that same year.
Later in his career, Hickman starred in a number of television shows such as The Lone Ranger, Wagon Train, Murder, She Wrote, and Clueless.
In 1994, he authored the autobiography Forever Dobie: The Many Lives of Dwayne Hickman.
Hickman’s brother, Darryl, was also an actor in his youth before moving on to other business ventures.
In 1983, Hickman married actress Joan Roberts. Together, they share a son, Albert.
Hickman also has a son, John, from a previous marriage.
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