Dick York


Richard Allen “Dick” York was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 4th, 1928.

His career began on the CBS radio program “That Brewster Boy” at age 15.

He was best known for his role as “Darrin Stephens” in the TV series “Bewitched” which he received an Emmy nomination for in 1968.

He resigned from “Bewitched” in 1969 after suffering a debilitating back injury on the set of “They Came to Cordura”.

Between 1983 and 1985 he returned to TV in small supporting roles on both “Simon and Simon” and “Fantasy Island”.

Inspired by his family’s poverty during the depression he founded “Acting for Life” in the late eighties and spent much of his time making phone calls to raise money for the homeless and to collect donations of food and clothing.

After surviving an addiction to painkillers that was caused by his constant back pain he was diagnosed with emphysema. He would succumb to the condition at the age of 63 on February 20th, 1992.

He is quoted as saying “I have done more in this chair here than I could have ever done in Hollywood.”


He was buried at Plainfield Cemetery, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan.

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