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Royal E. Dano (1922 - 1994)

Actor, Voice of Abe Lincoln

Born in New York and drawn to the theatre from his youth, Dano was a tall and rugged supporting actor with piercing blue eyes and deep resonant voice.

His career spanned the years from 1950 to 1993. He appeared in over 80 feature films including "The Red Badge of Courage", "Moby Dick", "The Trouble With Harry", "King Of Kings", "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid", "Electra Glide in Blue", The Outlaw Josie Wales" and "The Right Stuff."

Dano often played older roles beyond his years. His portrayals ranged from Abraham Lincoln to saddle tramps and hired hands. During his career he also made many television appearances, including "Omnibus", "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "The Big Valley" and "The Little House on the Prarie". When not doing film or television, he did off-Broadway work, including substantial Shakespearean roles in Summer Stock.