Warner Bros. Character Actor George Campeau Dies

Contract player was married to singer-actress June Harrison of "Jiggs & Maggie" fame.

George Campeau, a character actor under contract at Warner Bros. during the 1940s, died April 2 of congestive heart failure at his home in San Pedro, Calif. He was 93.

A native of Portland, Ore., Campeau came to Hollywood in search of an acting career, then was involved in the entertainment division of the service during World War II.

Campeau appeared in such films as Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940), The Strawberry Blonde (1941), Footsteps in the Dark (1941), The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941) and My Wild Irish Rose (1947).

Campeau was married to singer-actress June Harrison, who played the daughter of Jiggs and Maggie in a series of films in the ’40s based on the Bringing Up Father newspaper comics. She died in 1974.

Survivors include children Joya, George, James and Jana and grandchildren Julianne, Jasson, George, Jarrod and Sara.

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