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The Edge Of Night Actor, Forrest Compton Dies Of COVID-19 Aged 94
American Television Actor, Forrest Compton has died on 4th April due to coronavirus complications. He was best known for his work in TV series 'The Edge Of Night'.
The Edge Of Night Actor, Forest Compton Dies Of COVID-19 Aged 94
NEW DELHI: The Hollywood actor, Forrest Compton, known for playing the role of district attorney Mike Karr on The Edge of Night, passed away at the age of 94 on 4th April.
The news of his death has been reported by his closed friends as per news agency Deadline. He was a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and was born on 15th September 1925. He has even served in World War II and came into the entertainment industry by studying acting at the Yale Drama School.
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He is also known for his work in CBS series Gomer Pyle: USMC alongside Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton. His many other popular soap operas include the NBC series 'The Troubleshooter', As the World Turns, One Lie to Live and All My Children and many others like Mayberry RFD, Hogan's Heroes, My Three Sons, The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip and That Girl. He also portrayed yeh role of President Flynn in the 1991 Christopher Walken film, McBain.
When I was a kid in the 1960's, we stayed with my Nana and I would watch Edge of Night, even though I couldn't stand soap operas or Divorce Court my only other choices. Found out much later that it was created by Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner. Good show! pic.twitter.com/YVuFxGTXUm— Brian Keith O'Hara (@bkohatl) April 6, 2020
Forrest Compton, Mike Karr from #TheEdgeofNight" for 13 Years, Dies at 94 from #Coronavirus, Veteran TV Actor https://t.co/rcUCgv5VZo— Frances Fisher (@Frances_Fisher) April 6, 2020
He was a sweetheart.
Woody was the center of the show. He could transform pages of dialogue into true storytelling
RIP #ForrestCompton 💗
Talking about the Hollywood celebrities that have been affected by the novel coronavirus, Actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were the first ones to get diagnosed. Actors Kristofer Hivju and Idris Elba, and actresses Indira Varma, Rachel Matthews and Olga Kurylenko also revealed their coronavirus diagnoses in the recent past. Jazz legend Manu Dibango, Star Wars actor Andrew Jack and singing legend Bill Withers lost their lives to COVID-19.
To all our readers, please don't panic and be indoors for the next few weeks. Please abide by the hygiene guidelines issued by the health ministries. We are all in this together and shall fight to combat COVID-19.
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