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Dick York BiographyThe gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched. He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative spine injury.
TriviaYork first injured his back while working on the 1959 film They Came to Cordura (1959). Buried at Plainfield Cemetery, Rockford, Kent County, Michigan. Was left impoverished in 1976 after a real estate investment failed, and was on welfare for a time. He and his family suffered during the depression from starvation and loss of money. York said that what had inspired him to start his charity Acting for Life which helped the homeless. Played jailed teacher Bertram T. Cates in both the cinematic release Inherit the Wind (1960) and and the television movie Inherit the Wind (1965) (TV).
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