For 500 episodes on Saturday nights, Milburn Stone was Kansas' most beloved son.
Stone was born July 5, 1904, near Burrton. He graduated from Burrton High School in 1922.
While in school, he decided he wanted to be an actor, even though he gained an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and considered a career in the Navy.
His encouragement may have come from a relative, Fred Stone, a well-known Broadway actor of the time. Fred Stone played the scarecrow in the Broadway production of "The Wizard of Oz."
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Milburn Stone began his acting career in vaudeville, touring small towns in Kansas and Oklahoma and appearing in plays.
Stone began working in films during the late 1930s and had bit parts and roles in more than 150 movies.
When a CBS Radio hit series was adapted for television in the 1940s, Stone landed the role of his lifetime.
His name is featured on a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Stone died in California of a heart attack on June 12, 1980.
In 1981, he posthumously received an honorary doctorate from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City and was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Question: What role in what TV series did Stone play?
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