Thursday, February 14, 2008

Actor David Groh- dead at 68



Variety.com is reporting the death of actor David Groh, best known for playing the husband on the TV sitcom "Rhoda" during the 1970's. He is said to have died from kidney cancer on Tuesday at the age of 68.

This is the second death of a former GH actor or actress in recent weeks. On February 1st, Shell Kepler (Amy Vining) died of renal failure at age 49.

The following details are his direct obituary as reported by Variety:

Groh later had recurring roles on such prime-time series as "Police Story" and on daytime TV as D.L. Brock on "General Hospital."

Born May 21, 1939, in New York, Groh was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship.

After a stint in the Army, he studied at the Actors Studio and appeared in theater productions "so far off Broadway, my parents would take subways and buses and taxis to try to find me," he later said.

After he left "Rhoda" in 1977, Groh appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" and in "Twilight of the Golds" in 1993. He also had film roles in "Two-Minute Warning" (1976) and "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich" (1978), among others.

Survivors include his wife, actress Kristin Andersen; a son, Spencer, from a previous marriage; his mother, Mildred; and a sister, Marilyn Mamann. Services are pending. His family suggests donations to the Actors Studio, 8341 De Longpre Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Laura
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1 comment:

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