Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
91-Year-Old Actor Known for ‘Generations’ and ‘Another World’

Veteran actor Ron Harper, who had a career spanning several decades on TV, passed away in West Hills, CA on March 21 at the age of 91 due to natural causes. His daughter, Nicole Longeuay, confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.

Harper was born in Pennsylvania and later studied at Princeton before serving in the U.S. Navy. He began his acting career as Paul Newman’s understudy in Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a television career. He started with a role on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo in 1960 and went on to appear in shows such as Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct, where he played Det. Bert Kling in multiple episodes.

In addition to his TV work, Harper had regular roles on Garrison’s Gorillas, Where the Heart Is, and Planet of the Apes. He also found success in daytime dramas, including Another World, Loving, and Generations. Among his recent credits were roles in Pearl Harbor and The West Wing.

Harper leaves behind a legacy in the entertainment industry that will be remembered for years to come as he was known for his talent and dedication to his craft.

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