Jim Backus’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 25, 1913

Death Date

Jul 3, 1989

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jul 3, 1989


Tv Actor

The tv actor Jim Backus died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played the role of millionaire Thurston Howell III on TV’s Gilligan’s Island and James Dean’s character’s father in Rebel Without a Cause.

He married Henny Backus in 1943 and was with her until his death in 1989.



“Magoo’s appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he’s not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it.” (Jim Backus)


“I decided to try radio as a source of livelihood because I like to eat regularly.” (Jim Backus)