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About Warde F. Tatum
American actor Warde Donovan appeared in Paramount films before WW II then dropped out to become a Naval officer. Following the war, he hosted The Warde Donovan Show. Following his Broadway debut in the late '40s he went on to forge a successful Broadway career. He also worked on television as an actor and a talk-show host. During the 1970s, he appeared in several Disney comedies. Some of his work includes The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV series), Get Smart (TV series), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968), MacArthur (1977) as Lt. Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr., and Herbie Goes Bananas (1980).
He was born Warde F. Tatum on February 25, 1916 in Los Angeles, California. In 1965, after the death of his wife, Donovan married famed comedienne Phyllis Diller. They had no children.
Warde F. Donovan passed away in 1988.