Douglass Watson

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Douglass Watson
Douglass Watson circa 1950s.JPG
Watson circa 1950s.
Born Larkin Douglass Watson III
(1921-02-24)February 24, 1921
Jackson, Georgia, U.S.
Died May 1, 1989(1989-05-01) (aged 68)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950-1989
Spouse(s) Eugenia Laring-Clark (1941-1989; his death)

Larkin Douglass Watson III (February 24, 1921 — May 1, 1989) was an American actor.

Watson, as Mackenzie Cory, marries Rachel Frame (Victoria Wyndham) on Another World, 1975.

Life and career[edit]

Watson was born in Jackson, Georgia, the son of Caroline (Smith) and Larkin Douglass Watson, Jr., a teacher.[1] Before his acting career, he received two Purple Heart awards for his service in World War II. A character actor since 1950, his most notable roles were in the movies Julius Caesar (1953), Sayonara (1957), and The Money Pit (1986). He was also an acclaimed actor on the New York stage, acting in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including the 1952 Broadway revival of Desire Under the Elms by Eugene O'Neill. In addition, he played on such daytime dramatic dramas as Moment of Truth (1965) (a Canadian serial), Search for Tomorrow (1966–1968), and Love of Life (1972–1973).

The grave of Douglass Watson

On Another World, Watson portrayed Mackenzie "Mac" Cory; the second actor to play the role, he had replaced Robert Emhardt. Watson earned the Another World role after a critically acclaimed turn playing Kent in King Lear at the 1974 New York Shakespeare Festival.

He won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Actor, in 1980 and 1981. He was under contract at the time of his 1989 death from a heart attack while on vacation in Arizona. His character on the show also died shortly afterward. Douglass Watson is interred at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.[2]


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  2. ^ "Douglass Watson". Retrieved 10 September 2011. 

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