Fast Facts

  • Played quarterback on his high-school football team.
  • Toured India with an acting company while in college.
  • Changed his name after signing with Warner Bros. in 1960.
  • As a guest on The Dick Cavett Show in 1972, he referred to his wife as his "property," causing Lily Tomlin to storm off the set.
  • Is the author of a self-published book of romantic poetry dedicated to his wife.
  • Was treated for alcoholism and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. 
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986.

Awards

  • 1971, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1973, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Harry Cramton — Father
  • Shelby Grant — Wife (deceased)
  • Shannon Everett — Daughter
  • Virdeen Cramton — Mother
  • Katherine Thorp — Daughter

College

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States (BA in Mass Communications, 1960)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Raymon Lee Cramton
  • Birth Place: South Bend, Indiana, United States
  • Birthday: June 11, 1936, Gemini
  • Died: July 24, 2012
  • Profession: Actor

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