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Paul Mantee
Born Paul Marianetti
(1931-01-09)January 9, 1931
San Francisco, California, United States
Died November 7, 2013(2013-11-07) (aged 82)
Malibu, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958–1998
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Mott (1952-?) (divorced)
Diane E. Worth (1961-) (divorced)
Ann Newman (1970-?) (divorced)
Suzy Davis (?-2013) (his death)

Paul Mantee (January 9, 1931 – November 7, 2013) was an American film and television actor.[1][2]

Mantee was born Paul Marianetti in San Francisco, California.[1] A journalism major at San Mateo Junior College, Mantee enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War[3][4] that made him decide on acting as a career. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.[4][5]

His stage name was changed from an Italian-sounding name to the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in The Petrified Forest.[1] He made a great number of guest appearances in well-known television shows and starred in a handful of films, including a cult classic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars.[2] A restored version of the film was released in 2007 by The Criterion Collection. Mantee authored two novels, In Search of the Perfect Ravioli (Ballantine Books, 1991) and a semi-autobiographical Bruno of Hollywood (Ballantine Books, 1994).[1][2]

Mantee, a longtime Malibu resident, died November 7, 2013 at a rehabilitation center in Canoga Park, California. He was survived by his wife, Suzy Davis Mantee.[1]

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