February 26: Happy Birthday, Dane Clark Dane Clark 's career proves that if a law degree doesn't get you anywhere, and if you can't find work as a construction worker, boxer, or model, try acting! Not long after Clark ditched modeling for acting, he found himself working with the likes of Bette Davis , Cary Grant , and Humphrey Bogart --in fact, Bogey gave Clark his stage name. In the mid-50's, Clark landed the starring role of Peter Chambers on the program Crime & Peter Chambers . This series was based on crime novels by Henry Kane. The protagonist in these pulps, Peter Chambers, was in the mold of the swinging playboy whose sidekick was Miss Amanda Foxworth. Clark died on September 11, 1998.