Why did William Frawley leave my 3 sons?

Asked By: Chadwick Boix | Last Updated: 14th February, 2020
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One reason William Frawley left the show was his health. Another was that the studio could no longer get insurance on him. Frawley passed away, at age 79, about a year after leaving. When the character of Ernie was officially adopted by the Douglas family, his dog, Wilson, disappeared without explanation.

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Hereof, what happened to Ernie's parents on my 3 sons?

The brief cover story was that Ernie's dad was transferred to the Far East; so his parents just dropped him off at the Douglas house and never — not for years, not ever — returned, not so much as a letter or a Christmas card.

Secondly, what year did William Frawley leave my three sons? He departed the series in 1971 at the end of the 11th season when Robbie, now a structural engineer, moved to Peru to work on a bridge construction.

Additionally, what happened to my three sons actors?

Don Grady, Robbie on 'My Three Sons,' Is Dead at 68. Don Grady, who played Chip and Ernie's wholesome, heartthrob big brother Robbie on the long-running television sitcom “My Three Sons,” died on Wednesday at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 68. A family spokesman said the cause was cancer.

Who are the triplets on My Three Sons?

Mike, Robbie and Chip made up the original triumvirate. The adopted Ernie followed. Then stepdaughter Dodie was added. My Four Sons and Daughter is more apt, though the total number of children on the series is eight, when you count the second threesome of Robert, Steven and Charles — Robbie's triplets.

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Are Chip and Ernie real brothers?

Most fans of My Three Sons know that in real life Chip Douglas and Ernie Thompson are actually brothers. Ernie Thompson is played by Barry Livingston and Chip by Stanley Livingston. Stanley's the older brother, born three years ahead of Barry, and both were eager to become child actors at the same young age.

How did Ernie become a son on My Three Sons?

Now that they were one son short, the producers had to quickly find a replacement, so they turned to Stanley Livingston's younger brother, Barry. Barry became "Ernie," a neighborhood orphan and friend of Chip's whose foster parents were preparing to move out of the country.

Is Tina Cole from my three sons still alive?

The actress, who starred as Robbie Douglas' wife Katie in the hit series “My Three Sons,” made a bold move when she and her on-screen husband Don Grady decided to share the same bed in front of cameras. Cole, 76, is still keeping busy as an actress.

What happened to Tim Considine?

Today Considine is a respected automotive historian, photographer and author of The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer, The Language of Sport and American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers and Cars.

Who was Fred MacMurray married to?

June Haver
m. 1954–1991
Lillian Lamont
m. 1936–1953

Is anyone still alive from My Three Sons?

A: As far as I can tell, still with us at this writing are Don Grady, 67; Tina Cole, 68; Barry Livingston, 57; older brother Stanley, 60, and Dawn Lyn, 48. By the way, Tim Considine, the original oldest son on the series, is 70.

Did Chip get married on My Three Sons?

Chip and his teenaged wife Polly (Ronne Troup) (who eloped after Polly's disciplinarian father refused to sanction their marriage) move into their own apartment. At the end of the 1970-1971 season (the show's 11th year), My Three Sons was still garnering healthy ratings.

Are any of the cast of my three sons still alive?

"My Three Sons" are now grown-up with children of their own. From 1960 to 1972, Fred MacMurray starred as the widowed dad to three boys: Mike, Robbie and Chip. (And, eventually, the adopted Ernie.) MacMurray passed away nearly two decades ago, but some of his on-screen family members are alive and well in 2019.

Who played Sally on three sons?

Episode cast overview:
Fred MacMurray Steve Douglas
Stanley Livingston Chip Douglas
Vera Miles Ernestine Coulter
Meredith MacRae Sally Ann Morrison Douglas

Who played Paula on three sons?

Cast (in credits order)
Fred MacMurray Steve Douglas
Beverly Garland Barbara Harper Douglas
Tina Cole Katie Miller Douglas
Dawn Lyn Dodie Harper Douglas
Claire Wilcox Paula Harvey

Is Don Grady still alive?

Deceased (1944–2012)

Are Barry and Stanley Livingston real brothers?

Barry Gordon Livingston (born December 17, 1953) is an American television and film actor, known for his role as "Ernie Douglas" on the television series My Three Sons (1963–72). He is the younger brother of actor/director Stanley Livingston, who played Ernie's older brother "Chip" on the show.

When did Fred MacMurray die?

November 5, 1991