David Healy (actor)

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David Healy
Born (1929-05-15)May 15, 1929
New York, U.S.
Died October 25, 1995(1995-10-25) (aged 66)
London, England
Cause of death
Heart operation

David Healy (May 15, 1929 – October 25, 1995) was an American-born actor who appeared in British and American television shows.

His credits include voices for the Supermarionation series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, as well as parts in UFO, The Troubleshooters, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Strange Report, Space Police (a TV pilot), Space Precinct and Dallas.

Healy was born in New York. On the big screen, he was seen in Patton and other films. He gave uncredited performances in the James Bond films You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.

In 1983, Healy received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Guys and Dolls during the 1982 theatre season. His performance of "Nicely Nicely Johnson" was praised as "show-stopping" as he sang "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat". He performed a mid-show encore each night. In 1986 he played the character of Buddy Plumber in a London run of the Stephen Sondheim musical Follies.

Healy died following a heart operation on October 25, 1995 in London, England.

Family life[edit]

David married Peggy Walsh and had two sons, William and Tim. He was a devoted amateur polo player and his wife was the manager of Ham Polo Club in London. Both of his sons remain polo players and the David Healy Trophy is still played for in his memory.

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