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On August 22, 1977, actor Sebastian Cabot died. He was born on July 6, 1918 in London, England and is best remembered for his role as the butler in the 1960s sitcom Family Affair. His film career credits include Foreign Affaires (1935), Secret Agent (1936), Othello (1946), and The Time Machine (1960). He also did voice parts for animated films such as Disney's Jungle Book (1967) as Bagheera, The Sword and the Stone (1963) as Sir Ector, and the narrator of Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966). He lived his final years near Sidney, British Columbia and in 1977 he suffered a stroke, his second in three years. Cabot was taken to a Victoria Hospital, where he died on August 22, 1977. Cabot's cremated remains are buried in the urn garden in Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles and ironically is interred within yards of TV co-star Brian Keith.
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