Donald Woods

Donald Woods
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Donald Woods
TV: South side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Ralph L. Zink on Dec. 2, 1906 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Died March 5, 1998 of heart attack in Palm Springs, CA

Donald Woods was a prolific actor who referred to himself as the "king of the Bs."

Woods started out as a radio and stage actor. In the 40-year span of his entertainment career, he appeared in 98 plays, 150 television shows and 75 motion pictures — some B movies, some higher rated — from "Sweet Adeline" in 1934 and "A Tale of Two Cities" in 1935 to "True Grit" in 1969.

He hosted two 1950s television series, "The Orchid Award" and "Hotel Cosmopolitan," and was a series regular on "Tammy" in 1965. Adept particularly in whodunits and westerns, Woods was a popular guest star on television's "Wagon Train" and "The Wild, Wild West."

After he left Hollywood, Woods became a real estate agent in Palm Springs.

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