Burt-Mustin
Burt Mustin | Biography

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  • Full Name Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 08, 1884
  • Age 138 Years, 4 Months
Famous Character Actor

Burt Mustin | Biography

Burt Mustin appeared in more than 350 television shows and more than 85 movies by the end of his two and half decades of on-screen career

Mustin announced his retirement while filming an episode of the CBS comedy television series 'Phyllis.' In the episode, his character, Arthur Lanson, married Sally "Mother" Dexter (played by Judith Lowry). The episode aired on 13 December 1976, only a month before his death. 


Burt Mustin was an American character actor.

Who is Burt Mustin?

Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin was born on 8 February 1884 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania Military College (now called Widener University) in 1903. After graduation, he briefly worked as an engineer but subsequently decided to become a salesman. He then spent 25 years of his life as a car salesman in Pittsburgh. During that time, he was also involved in various drama and musicians clubs. 

In 1921, Mustin became the announcer of the first weekly radio variety show ever broadcast on KDKA-AM radio station based in Pittsburgh. However, he was termed as "the world's worst announcer." Later, he worked as an officer of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America.

In 1946, Mustin moved to Tucson, Arizona. A few years later, he played a minor role in a stage production of Sidney Kingsley's play Detective Story at Sombrero Playhouse in Phoenix, Arizona. After appearing in Detective Story, Mustin got an opportunity to reprise his role in the film adaptation of the same play. As a result, he made his on-screen debut in 1951 at the age of 67. 

He then moved to California and made hundreds of screen appearances in the next two decades. He eventually became a well-recognized character actor on television shows and movies. Some of his notable television roles include Justin Quigley on All in the Family (1971-1976), Carlson/Old Man on The Twilight Zone (1960-1962), and Mr. Finley on Date with the Angels (1957-1958). His movie credits include Sex and the Single Girl (1964), Son of Flubber (1963), and The Lusty Men (1952). 

Mustin announced his retirement while filming an episode of the CBS comedy television series Phyllis. In the episode, his character, Arthur Lanson, married Sally "Mother" Dexter (played by Judith Lowry). The episode aired on 13 December 1976, only a month before his death. 

According to the New York Times, Mustin appeared in more than 350 television shows and more than 85 movies by the end of his two and half decades of on-screen career.

Wife

Mustin was married to Frances Robina Woods. Woods died on 18 August 1969 at the age of 54.

Cause of Death

Mustin died of aging on 28 January 1997 in Glendale, California, when he was 92. 

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