1987 – 31 years ago today, actor Arthur Lake died of a heart attack at his home in Indian Wells, California at the age of 81. Literally acting since he was a baby, Arthur enjoyed a long, successful career, but is best known for his portrayal of Dagwood from the Blondie comics as it was adapted to Radio, Television and Movies.
Now prior to last night I had never heard of the Blondie movies that went from 1939 – 1950 and included 28 films, each about an hour in length, and all available to watch for free on YouTube. I binge watched quite a few, and if you are a fan of old television, these are definitely worth a watch.
Arthur was survived by his wife Patricia of 50 years and their two children Arthur and Marion.