Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr. -- (3/8/1921-1/2/1990). American Film, Stage, Television Actor & Restaurant Owner. He portrayed The Skipper aka Jonas Grumby on TV Series "Gilligan's Island" & Movies, Biff Baker on Biff Baker, U.S.A. Movies -- "Thunder in Carolina" as Buddy Schaeffer, "The Giant Spider Invasion" as Sheriff Jones, "Hang 'Em High" as Matt Stone and "Johnny Dangerously" as the Desk Sergeant. He died from Thymus Cancer, age 68.
Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell (dancer and founder,Dance Theatre of Harlem) and Harry Belafonte attend the “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” gala on January 2, 1969 at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.