Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Don Defore

Birthday: August 25, 1913 Deceased: December 22, 1993


American film, radio, and television actor. DeFore is best known as Erskin ?Thorny? Thornberry, the Nelson family?s neighbor on the long running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and as George ?Mr. B.? Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel. From 1961 to 1965, DeFore was a co-star of the television series Hazel as ?Mr. B.? (George Baxter), employer of the spirited, domineering housekeeper Hazel Burke, played by Shirley Booth and based on a character in The Saturday Evening Post. Interestingly, DeFore was not the original actor to portray George Baxter. In the pilot episode, the role was played by character actor Edward Andrews. DeFore took over the role when the series was green-lighted. The series ran on prime time until 1966 when it was canceled by NBC. DeFore and his co-star Whitney Blake were written out of the series when CBS picked up the series for its final season