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Veteran Actor Kevin McCarthy Dies

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Sep 15 2010
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Veteran film and television actor Kevin McCarthy died Saturday, September 11th at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts.  He was 96.

McCarthy, who was best known for his role in the classic 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, appeared in Wesley as "Bishop Ryder," a Church of England bishop who defends John Wesley from an attempt to defrock him.  Wesley was McCarthy's last feature film.

McCarthy was recognized by the industry for the role of the disillusioned son Biff in the 1951 screen adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Death of a Salesman, for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. McCarthy has appeared in numerous classic television series, including Twilight Zone and Columbo, as well as starring in The Survivors, Flamingo Road, and Poor Little Rich Girl. The stage-trained actor has also been acclaimed for portrayal of President Harry S Truman in the one-man show Give 'Em Hell, Harry!

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