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David Dukes

David Dukes

D.O.B.: June 6, 1945  (San Francisco, CA)

D.O.D.: October 9, 2000 (Lakewood, WA)

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Triumphant Terraces; Right Hand side, towards end of wall; 3 aisles from sidewalk

Biographical Notes:

David Dukes was a versatile actor on the stage as well as television. He appeared in about 40 movies throughout his 30 year career.

Received numerous death threats after he played a character who tried to rape Edith Bunker in "All in the Family" (1971) "Edith's 50th Birthday, Part One".

His wife, Carol Muske, wrote a book titled Life after Death, where a woman upset at her husband for leaving her and child says to him "Why don't you just die?". The next day he dies of a heart attack on a tennis court. Shortly after the book was completed, Dukes went to play tennis and died of a heart attack.

Among his credits are Gods and Monsters, The Josephine Baker Story, The Practice, Law & Order and Dawson's Creek.

 

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