Richard Derr

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Richard Derr
Born (1918-06-15)June 15, 1918
Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died May 8, 1992(1992-05-08) (aged 73)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation actor
Years active 1941–1983

Richard Derr (June 15, 1918 – May 8, 1992) was an American actor who worked on stage, screen and television, performing in both starring and supporting roles.[1] A life member of The Actors Studio,[2] Derr landed the majority of his leading roles on stage; on the screen, he was primarily a character actor.[1] Beginning in the 1950s, most of Derr's work was done on television. In 1955 he sang in the lead role in the Broadway musical Plain and Fancy. In 1965 he played the role of Dr. Dwyer in the three-part serial, "The Adventures of Gallegher," on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and later made appearances in Barnaby Jones and the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man Book II.

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  1. ^ a b "Richard Derr, 74, A Longtime Actor On Stage and Film". The New York Times. May 15, 1992.
  2. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 

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