b. Wayne Wayne McMeekan, 30 January 1914, Traverse Town, Michigan, USA, d. 9 Feb 1995, Santa Monica, California, USA. After completing his education at Traditional western Michigan University, Wayne worked like a statistician but joined up with a repertory troupe in 1936. In NY from the past due 30s, he made an appearance inside a revival from the Merry Widow (1943) and was an excellent achievement in Burton Street and E.Con. ‘Yip’ Harburg’s Finian’s Rainbow (1947), getting the first champion of the Tony Honor for an acting professional inside a musical. He continuing with his achievement in musicals and non-musicals through 50s and 60s, showing up in Mister Roberts (1948), State, Darling (1958), The Yearling (1965) and John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Content Period (1968). He earned another Tony in 1954 as Greatest Professional (Dramatic) for The Teahouse FROM THE August Moon. Wayne got meanwhile made an appearance in the past due 40s films Family portrait Of Jennie and Adam’s Rib (with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn), My Blue Heaven (1950, with Betty Grable and Dan Dailey), AS EARLY AS YOU ARE FEELING (1951, with Monty Woolley and, in a little bit component, Marilyn Monroe), USING A Song IN MY OWN Center (1952, with Susan Hayward as vocalist Jane Froman), Tonight We Sing (1953, as Broadway showman Sol Hurok), HOW EXACTLY TO Marry A Millionaire (1953, with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Monroe), The Sensitive Snare (1955, with Frank Sinatra), The Three Encounters Of Eve (1957), as well as the Big Gamble (1961). Even more film roles implemented within the 70s and 80s, included in this Huckleberry Finn, LEADING Web page (both 1974), The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), Finders Keepers (1984) as well as the Survivalist (1987). Citizen in California since 1977, Wayne also made an appearance on tv, including Dallas (1978) as well as the Golden Women (1986).