|Net Worth||$ 10,000|
|Real name||Richard Allen York|
|Source of Wealth||Movies, TV Shows|
|Date of Birth||Sep 4, 1928|
|Died||Feb 20, 1992|
|Height||185 cm / 6 ft 0 inch|
Dick York was an American actor mostly known for portraying the "mortal" husband Darrin Stephens, a character from "Bewitched," one of the most popular sitcoms from the late sixties.
York played a vital role on the show for six seasons but had to leave for the final two after a back injury he got on set prior to "Bewitched" started jeopardizing his health.
The actor died on February 20, 1992.
Around the time of his death, his net worth was estimated to be $10 thousand.
Richard Allen York, aka Dick York, was born on September 4, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, to Bernard and Betty York.
His father was a salesman, and his mother was a seamstress; they were an all-around modest family who struggled to make ends meet.
As a kid, York showed great acting potential that didn't go unnoticed. His Catholic preschool nun caught sight of his performance skills and encouraged him to join the children's theater troupe Jack and Jill Players, which led him to explore his talent and become an actor.
His first acting job came real quick, in the early forties, when he was 15 in the radio comedy called "That Brewster Boy." York portrayed Joey, the son of Jim and Jane Brewster, who oftentimes found himself in different troubled situations.
In the early fifties, York moved to New York to continue his acting career and starred in a Broadway show alongside the British actress and six-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Kerr.
Soon after, he was hired for the role of Pvt. Renziehausen, in the American western movie "They Came to Cordura" (1959), which according to some, is one of his most significant acting accomplishments.
However, besides being given the opportunity to work with accomplished actors such as Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, and Tab Hunter, York suffered a significant back injury on the set that was not only a career-defining event but also shaped the course of his whole life.
He continued his career, as the injury didn't prevent him from working immediately, and during the sixties worked on the movies "The Untouchables," "Dr. Kildare," "Route 66," and "Rawhide."
In 1964, he landed the starring role of Darrin Stephens in the famous ABC sitcom "Bewitched."
"Bewitched" is considered one of the funniest and most entertaining sitcoms of all time.
The show was about a married couple, Samantha and Darrin Stephens, played by Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York.
They are an ordinary couple at first glance, but far from normal once you peek into their everyday lives.
Samantha is a witch with supernatural powers married to a mortal man. She is trying to become an everyday housewife; however, her magical family disapproves of the marriage and often interferes in their life.
A lot of the time, Darrin also becomes a target of her spells, which makes the series unique, funny, and a huge hit with American viewers.
York starred in the show for six seasons; however, due to the back injury he suffered on the set of "They Came to Cordura," he became seriously ill and dependent on painkillers.
He was persistent in filming the show and was given scenes where his character would mostly sit and lay in order to make the pain more bearable.
However, while filming an episode, York collapsed from pain and unfortunately had to quit the show.
He was replaced by Dick Sargent, who starred in the show for two seasons before it was officially canceled.
In addition to his back injury, York also suffered from emphysema, a lung condition that causes shortness of breath.
The actor was dependent on oxygen and was mainly tied to his bed. He and his wife Joan Alt, with whom he has five kids, lived off of his small pension of $630.
Although York suffered from significant illness at the time, he still tried to help the homeless during his final years.
He formed an Acting for Life charity organization and managed it all from home through a phone.
After battling a long illness, the actor died on February 20, 1992.
Richard Allen York, aka Dick York, was an American actor starring in TV and radio shows during the fifties and the sixties.
He is most known for his role in the famous TV series "Bewitched."
York died on February 20, 1992, at the age of 63.
His net worth was estimated to be $10 thousand.
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