August 18, 2022

Tim Considine, Younger Star of ‘My A few Sons,’ Is Lifeless at 81

The display experienced its premiere on ABC in 1960 and ran, shifting to CBS, until 1972. But Mr. Considine bowed out in 1965 his character married his girlfriend, played by Meredith MacRae, and moved absent. (To fill his sneakers, a lot more or a lot less, the loved ones adopted a neighborhood boy, Ernie, played by Barry Livingston, Stanley’s real-existence youthful brother.)

Timothy Daniel Considine was born on Dec. 31, 1940, in Los Angeles. His father, John W. Considine Jr., was a producer whose movies involved “Broadway Melody of 1936,” “Boys Town” (1938) and “Young Tom Edison” (1940). His mom, Carmen (Pantages) Considine, was the daughter of Alexander Pantages, founder of the vaudeville and movie theater chain.

His paternal grandfather, John Considine Sr., was Pantages’s greatest rival. His uncle was the columnist and writer Bob Considine.

As Timmie Considine, he built his movie debut at 12 in “The Clown” (1953), Purple Skelton’s revisiting of the sentimental 1930s drama “The Champ,” which experienced starred Wallace Beery and 9-year-old Jackie Cooper. The Occasions evaluation known as Timmie “properly wistful, significant and manly” in the position of a washed-up alcoholic comic’s son.

He adopted that with Television set guest spots, from “The Ford Tv Theater” to “Rin Tin Tin,” and four movies. Then Disney came along and brought him a decade of accomplishment and acceptance, which involved participating in a Innovative War hero’s nephew on the series “The Swamp Fox” (1957-60), with Leslie Nielsen, and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s teenage son in the film “Sunrise at Campobello” (1960), with Ralph Bellamy.

Leaving “My Three Sons,” Mr. Considine did six television visitor appearances in five decades and experienced a unforgettable scene — participating in a character credited as Soldier Who Will get Slapped — with George C. Scott in the movie “Patton” (1970).

He did even a lot less performing more than the subsequent 50 decades, turning up onscreen when or two times a ten years and actively playing his very last role as a decide with a gray beard in the thriller “Ray of Sunshine” (2006).