Ron Husmann

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Ron Husmann
Born (1937-06-30) June 30, 1937 (age 80)
Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

Ron Husmann (born June 30, 1937) is an American actor.


Born in Rockford, Illinois, Husmann graduated from Northwestern University in 1959. He made his Broadway debut in Fiorello! in November 1959.[1] In October 1960 he appeared on Broadway in Tenderloin, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and winning the Theatre World Award for his performance.[2]

Additional Broadway credits include All-American (1962), Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen (1970), On the Town (revival, 1971), Irene (1973), and Can-Can (1981).[3]

Husmann made his film debut in the 1965 melodrama Love Has Many Faces.[4] Most of his screen credits have been on television. One of his first was a co-starring role in the unaired 1965 ABC television pilot Two's Company starring Marlo Thomas. He has appeared in the daytime soaps General Hospital and Days of Our Lives, as well as such primetime series as Dr. Kildare, Land of the Giants, Get Smart, The F.B.I., Archie Bunker's Place, and Cheers.

He appeared in the 1972 telecast of Once Upon a Mattress with Carol Burnett.[5]

He was the announcer and straight man to Buddy Hackett in the short-lived revival of You Bet Your Life in 1980.[6]

Husmann is the author, narrator, and co-producer of the ten-hour video series Broadway! A History of the Musical.[7]

He retired from performing after being stricken with multiple sclerosis.[8]


  1. ^ Fiorello!, retrieved October 15, 2017
  2. ^ " Tenderloin Broadway" Playbill, retrieved October 15, 2017
  3. ^ "Hussmann Broadway Credits" Playbill, retrieved October 15, 2017
  4. ^ Love Has Many Faces, retrieved October 14, 2017
  5. ^ Once Upon a Mattress, retrieved October 14, 2017
  6. ^ Chance, Norman. You Bet Your Life Who was Who on TV, Volume 3, Xlibris Corporation, 2011, ISBN 1456824562, p. 500
  7. ^ " 'Broadway! A History Of The Musical' "
  8. ^ Doidge, Norman. "How a Singer Got His Voice Back" University of Toronto, May 8, 2015

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