Mildred Dunnock

From Baltimore to Broadway to Hollywood

Over the years, many noted actors, such as Mildred Natwick, Edward Everett Horton, Mildred Dunnock, Charley Chase, Francis X. Bushman, Anita Gillette and Josh Charles, have hailed from Baltimore, and their paths to stardom often began by treading the boards right here.

Add another: Bill Mullikin.

Maybe you haven't heard of the comedian, but you will certainly recognize his work, which, in addition to the stage, included TV and movies during his 61-year career.

I learned about Mullikin when my phone rang at work on a marvelously beautiful April morning this year when I was filled with thoughts of going AWOL if the editor wasn't looking.

I was snapped back to reality...