Born Joseph Yule, Jr. on this date in 1920
Was considered for the role of Archie Bunker in "All in the Family"
Married eight times
Was considered for "Summer Stock" (1950) before Gene Kelly eventually won the lead
Holds the record for longest film career at 89 years.
Has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Served in World War II, eventually reaching the rank of Sergeant
Starred in fifteen "Andy Hardy" films for MGM
Was the voice of Santa Claus in four Rankin/Bass stop motion Christmas specials
Interred at Hollywood Forever cemetery