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Ron Harper Famous memorial Veteran

Original Name
Ronald Robert Harper
Birth
Turtle Creek, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
21 Mar 2024 (aged 91)
West Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes retained by his family. Add to Map
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Actor. He was best known to television and film viewers for the numerous character roles he had during a career that spanned from the 1950s to the 21st Century. Born Robert Ronald Harper, he attended Princeton University, where he performed in summer stock for two years. He later studied under famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg and served in the United States Navy. He also worked on the Broadway stage. His television debut came in 1955 in an episode of the series "Kraft Theatre." He would go on to appear in such series as "Wagon Train," "87th Precinct," "Wendy and Me," "The Jean Arthur Show," "Garrison's Gorillas," "Where the Heart Is," "Planet of the Apes," "Land of the Lost," "Another World," "Capitol," "Generations," "The West Wing," and "Cold Case." In 1971, he made his film debut in "The Wild Season." His later film credits included such titles as "The Soldier," "Below Utopia," "Freedom Strike," and "Pearl Harbor." He passed away of natural causes.

Actor. He was best known to television and film viewers for the numerous character roles he had during a career that spanned from the 1950s to the 21st Century. Born Robert Ronald Harper, he attended Princeton University, where he performed in summer stock for two years. He later studied under famed acting teacher Lee Strasberg and served in the United States Navy. He also worked on the Broadway stage. His television debut came in 1955 in an episode of the series "Kraft Theatre." He would go on to appear in such series as "Wagon Train," "87th Precinct," "Wendy and Me," "The Jean Arthur Show," "Garrison's Gorillas," "Where the Heart Is," "Planet of the Apes," "Land of the Lost," "Another World," "Capitol," "Generations," "The West Wing," and "Cold Case." In 1971, he made his film debut in "The Wild Season." His later film credits included such titles as "The Soldier," "Below Utopia," "Freedom Strike," and "Pearl Harbor." He passed away of natural causes.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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