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Don Grady

'My Three Sons' Star

Dead at 68

6/27/2012 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Don Grady -- who played one of the sons on the TV classic, "My Three Sons" -- has died at the age of 68 ... this according to one of his co-stars.

"Sons" star Barry Livingston just posted on Facebook, "My dear friend and TV brother Don Grady passed away today. He was an inspiration to me in so many ways."

Grady had reportedly been suffering from cancer.

Grady was an original Mouseketeer on the "Mickey Mouse Club"  ... before going on to play the role of  Robbie Douglas on "My Three Sons" from 1960 to 1972.

Grady was also a pretty successful musician ... he's credited with writing the music for the Ellen Barkin movie "Switch" ... and the theme song for "The Phil Donahue Show."



Grady is survived by his wife Ginny and their two children.

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16.

ken    

Kelly-- I also was a big fan of his his real life sister lani o'grady, if i am not mistaken, passed away a few years ago

758 days ago
17.

Onward    

Loved "My Three Sons" and always thought Don Grady was so cute. RIP; thank you for many hours of entertainment through the years.

758 days ago
18.

fran    

I grew up watching "my 3 sons" and I was so in love with Don...condolences to the family

758 days ago
19.

Bu    

RIP Don

758 days ago
20.

Chi Town Airedale    

RIP Robbie Douglas.

758 days ago
21.

Becky    

I had such a crush on him. Sigh. May he rest in peace.

758 days ago
22.

stu    

WOW! 12 years is a long time for a comedy to last.
But it wasn't comedy when the uncle on the show went into the boys room @ night &....

758 days ago
23.

Slomoshun    

No clue who he is...which surprises me that TMZ recognized him. Must be a slow day for these idiots.

758 days ago
24.

chevy    

He was truly a nice guy. Hard to find in today's Hollywood. RIP Don.

758 days ago
25.

andie    

Sorry to hear this. He was on one of the greatest shows. I still watch this show on MeTV now. " My Three Sons" was a Clean and Funny show. Two things you don't see anymore. You will be missed Mr. Grady. Rest in Heaven.

758 days ago
26.

Shana    

Awwww, Robbie was my favorite, I had such a big crush on him!

758 days ago
27.

niles    

Too young.

758 days ago
28.

nof    

Had a lot of similarities to Wally Cleaver.


Who all kids wanted to grow up and become.


But give me Eddie Haskell any day -


If it's an ongoing role in a show.


"Nice" can get monotonous.


Shout out to Don's wife and kids.


This can't be easy for any of them.

758 days ago
29.

nof    

Sorry to hear about Don...


But good to hear Barry's still going strong...


A gifted writer/nice guy ...


Barry and I were in the same UCLA-x screenwriting class some years back.


Taught by THE IDOLMAKER writer Edward
J. DiLorenzo - might be off on that title.


A lot of good people came out of that class -


David Arata, Alex Sokolov, myself, Barry, etc.


Barry was "Ernie" on MY THREE SONS.


So we were all anxious to see and meet him.

758 days ago
30.

cancelledaccount    

Cool guy. Had a crush on him back in the day. Great show. Too bad the reruns aren't on often.

758 days ago
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