Richard J. Walicki, DMD

General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA Since 1990

Address

2260 E. Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Placecodes.com/PhillyDentist

For an appointment call

215-634-7006

Address

2260 E. Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19134
Placecodes.com/PhillyDentist

For an appointment call

215-634-7006

Lured by Hollywood

The American actor Edgar Buchanan (1903 - 1979) started his career as a practicing dentist. Perhaps best known for his TV roles in Judge Roy Bean (1956), Petticoat Junction (1963), and Cade's County (1971), he gave up dentistry at the age of 36 to become an actor.  He made his film debut in 1939.  Dr. Buchanan's chubby face and gravelly voice were featured in over 100 films. 

It is said that he provided his dental skills on the set a number of times.  One one such occasion, he pulled the tooth of his stand-in of 25 years, Jack Henderson.