Q. Whatever happened to Dwayne Hickman of "Dobie Gillis" fame? - Laura Brader, Omaha, NE.

A. Stats: Born May 18, 1934 in Los Angeles. Bachelor of Science from Loyola of Los Angeles. Married twice, one son.Early years: Hickman followed older brother Darryl into movies when he was 10 in "Captain Eddie." He did movies and TV guest roles while attending school. From 1955 to 1959, he played Chuck, Bob Cummings' nephew in the "The Bob Cummings Show." In 1959, he made his bow in the tile role of Max Shulman's comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis." He went on to do movies like "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" and "Cat Ballou."

Famous for: From 1959 to 1963, he was Dobie Gillis, America's most famous teen-ager. (A 1977 pilot "Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis" and a 1987 movie "Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis" were flops.)

In recent years: "Dobie" typecast Hickman, who looked younger than his years. In 1976, claiming he was tired of playing juveniles, he dropped out of acting to go into public relations for a Las Vegas hotel. In 1979, he joined CBS as a program executive. He has continued to act occasionally, most recently in a 1990 "Murder, She Wrote" episode.

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