Broadway and TV Star Don McArt Passes Away


Broadway and TV Star Don McArt Passes Away

As reported by The Miami Herald, actor Don McArt, who appeared on Broadway, in touring productions, films, television and more, died Tuesday in Boca Raton, Fla., after suffering a stroke. He was 90.

McArt's Broadway and touring credits include Say Goodnight Gracie, Kiss and Tell, Pajama Tops, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple and There's a Girl in My Soup. Beginning in the 1950s and on through the early 1970s, McArt appeared in many TV series, including My Little Margie, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Addams Family and Adam-12. He also played roles in the movies Son of Flubber and Two Much.

McArt also served for 17 years as minister of the Church of Religious Science and published a self-help book, The Mental Makeover: Kick Your 'Buts' Goodbye, in 2004.

In 1977, McArt's sister Jan McArt created the Royal Palm and launched with Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow. Don and Jan went on to appear together at the Royal Palm in Call Me Madam, High Button Shoes, Anything Goes and more. Don McArt appeared by himself in productions such as Finian's Rainbow, Where's Charley? and The Music Man.

Don McArt is survived by his sister, Jan, and brother, Dr. Bruce McArt.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 28 in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts center at Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. The family asks that donations be made in honor of McArt to the donor's favorite charity.

Photo Credit : Keith Munyan/ Scott Stander & Associates

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