Sad news today... ne of my very favorite TV stars of my childhood Don Grady, passed away yesterday from Cancer. Don was famous for playing Robbie Douglas..aka the "cute" one. Don was a "friend" on Facebook and he was so gracious and would answer any question a friend or fan would ask. He was a artist of such high caliber. Here is more on Don....

Fred MacMurray Tina Cole and Don Grady

Don Louis Agrati (June 8, 1944 – June 27, 2012)

Official Don Grady Website

Don Agrati, better known as Don Grady, was an American composer, musician and actor. He is remembered both as one of Mickey Mouse's original Mouseketeers, and as Robbie Douglas, from My Three Sons.

Grady was born Don Louis Agrati in San Francisco, California, the son of Mary B. (née Castellino), a talent agent, and Lou A. Agrati, a sausage maker. He grew up in Lafayette, California, and attended Lafayette Elementary School (where he served as school president) later Burbank High School, and Stanley Junior High, where he spent only a few months before being signed by Disney and leaving the area.

His acting credits included several Western series, including John Payne's The Restless Gun, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Wagon Train and The Rifleman as well as the NBC medical drama, The Eleventh Hour. Originally the frustrated middle brother on My Three Sons, he became the confident elder brother with the departure of Mike (Tim Considine, who had earlier appeared with Grady in The New Adventures of Spin and Marty), and the adoption of Ernie (Barry Livingston), who became the new "third son."

During production of My Three Sons, Grady both appeared with his own band The Greefs on the series, and was the drummer for The Yellow Balloon, whose self-titled song became a minor hit during 1967. For a while during the run of the series, he attended Los Angeles City College.

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