Broadway Actor Keith Charles Dies at 74

Veteran New York City actor, Keith Charles,  died at his home in New York City on July 1, Back Stage reported. He was 74.

His Off-Broadway credits include The Death of a Well-Loved Boy (1967) and Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1970),  and Manhattan Theatre Club's Night and Her Stars (1995).

On Broadway, he starred opposite Lauren Bacall as Bill Sampson (a role originated by Len Cariou) in Applause, and appeared in Celebration, and 1977's The Threepenny Opera.

His  TV credits includ "Law & Order," "Kate and Allie," "Newhart," "Remington Steele," "Dallas," "Barnaby Jones" and more. He played reoccurring parts on many soaps including "As the World Turns," "Ryan's Hope," "Guiding Light" and "One Life to Live."

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ford. The cause of death was lung cancer. Mr. Charles was veteran of the U.S. Army.

Memorial donations may be made to The Actors' Fund of America.


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