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Thursday
Oct282010

James Macarthur, Original Danno On 'Hawaii Five-0,' Dies at 72

In this photo from 1989, actor James MacArthur stands with his mother, the late actress Helen Hayes. (Photo Courtesy - John Chiasson/Liaison/Getty) (LOS ANGELES) -- James MacArthur, who played  Danny "Danno" Williams on the original Hawaii Five-0, died Thursday morning, a spokesperson for Paramount tells Entertainment Weekly.  He was 72.  MacArthur was the adopted son of theater legend Helen Hayes. In recent weeks, there had been talk of MacArthur making a cameo in the revamped Hawaii Five-0 that currently airs on CBS.  Scott Caan plays the role of Danno in that series.

In addition to playing Danno for 11 years on Hawaii Five-0, MacArthur appeared in the such movies as Swiss Family Robinson, Hang 'em High and The Battle of the Bulge.  He also appeared on Broadway in Invitation To a March

He was a frequent guest star on other TV series, with roles over the years on Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, The Untouchables, Tarzan, Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Vega$.

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