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Bill Bixby

Born: January 22, 1934, San Francisco, California
Died: November 21, 1993 (age 59), Century City, California

Bill Bixby (born Wilfred Bailey Bixby) was an American film and television actor, director and frequent game show panelist. 

His career spanned over three decades, appearing on stage, in motion pictures and starring in five TV series, such as My Favorite Martian and The Incredible Hulk.

What do you know about Bill Bixby? Try this quick quiz.

1. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, his parents' alma mater, and joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity there. Just four credits short of earning a degree, Bixby dropped out of college. Why did he drop out?

2. What television show did he make his TV debut?

3. Bixby took the role of young reporter Tim O'Hara in this 1963 CBS sitcom, in which he co-starred with Ray Walston. What was the series?

4. In 1969, Bixby starred in his second high profile television role, as Tom Corbett in the successful show on ABC. What was the series?

5. In 1977, Bixby starred as Dr. David Bruce Banner in a two-hour pilot movie called The Incredible Hulk, based loosely on the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Marvel comic of the same name. Its success (coupled with some theatrical releases of the film in Europe) convinced CBS to turn it into a weekly science-fiction series which began airing in early 1978. Who originally turn down the role of Dr. David Bruce Banner?

6. In early 1991, Bixby was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent treatment for the disease. In early 1991, Bixby was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent treatment for the disease. When did he marry his third wife?

7. Bixby's cancer recurred and was diagnosed as inoperable. On November 21, 1993, six days after his final assignment on Blossom, Bixby died of complications from cancer in Century City, California. True or False?

8. Where is Bill Bixby buried?

 


Answers

1. He joined the United States Marine Corps after being drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War.

2. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

3. My Favorite Martian

4. The Courtship of Eddie's Father

5. Larry Hagman

6. Bixby married Judith in late 1993, just six weeks before he collapsed on the set of Blossom.

7. True

Angels on your pillow8. Cremated, ashes scattered at the Hana, Hawaii estate

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