Hollywood Mourns the Loss of Renowned Actor Ron Harper at 91

91-Year-Old Actor Known for ‘Generations’ and ‘Another World’

Ron Harper, a seasoned actor with an impressive career spanning over six decades on TV, passed away on March 21 at the age of 91 in West Hills, CA. His daughter, Nicole Longeuay, confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Philadelphia, Harper attended Princeton University before joining the U.S. Navy. He served for three years and was later deployed overseas during World War II. After his service, he relocated to New York City to pursue his passion for acting and studied at the prestigious Actors Studio.

Harper began his acting career by serving as Paul Newman’s understudy in the Broadway production of Sweet Bird of Youth. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a television career and landed a role on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo in 1960. Over the years, he appeared in numerous TV shows such as Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct, where he played Detective Bert Kling in multiple episodes.

In addition to his TV work, Harper had regular roles on Garrison’s Gorillas, Where the Heart Is, and Planet of the Apes. He also found success in daytime dramas like Another World, Loving, and Generations.

Harper’s recent credits include roles in Pearl Harbor and The West Wing. He was known for his versatility as an actor and had appeared in over 150 film and television projects throughout his career. His legacy will be remembered by many for years to come as a true icon in the entertainment industry who inspired generations of actors with his talent and dedication to his craft.

Nicole Longeuay is mourning her father’s passing but is grateful for all the memories they shared together throughout their lives.

“My father was not only an incredible actor but also an amazing father,” said Longeuay in a statement released by her family.

“He taught me so much about life and how to live it with grace and dignity.”

Ron Harper will forever be remembered as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors who touched millions of people with his work.

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