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Orson Bean was nominated for a SAG award for his performance in the film Being John Malkovich. As an actor, he starred on Broadway for twenty years, winning a Theater World Award and a Tony nomination in the process. As a comic, he appeared on The Tonight Show over 200 times, a hundred of them as substitute host. He played Mrs. McCluskey’s husband on the final three seasons of Desperate Housewives, and beat Charlie Sheen with a cane on Two and a Half Men. It seems to have done Charley no good. Orson’s newly published memoir Safe at Home is available on Amazon.