Jim Backus

  1. Roy Kinnear, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 1970.     Lost by a… voice! First thought for Mr Salt was just too well-known from TV’s Gilligan’s Island, but even more so as the voice of Mr Magoo. (And, strangely, not as James Dean’s father in Rebel Without A Cause, 1955). UK author Roald Dahl hated the movie and refused all entreaties to film his sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.


 Birth year: 1913Death year: 1989Other name: Casting Calls:  1