John Bay

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John Bay
Born John Marshall Bay
(1928-11-30)November 30, 1928
Chicago, Illinois
Died November 7, 1982(1982-11-07) (aged 53)
London, England
Cause of death Brain Cancer
Occupation Actor, playwright
Spouse(s) Elaine Stritch
(m.1973-1982; his death)

John Marshall Bay (November 30, 1928 – November 7, 1982) was an American actor and playwright.


Bay was born in Chicago, the location of his family's company, Bay's English Muffins.

He was married to the actress Elaine Stritch for nine years until his death.


Bay appeared in many productions, including the Doctor Who story The Crusade in 1965, playing the fourth Earl of Leicester. He also originated the role of Samovar in the original London production of A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine.

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