Legendary Actor Ron Harper Dies at 91: A Tribute to His Remarkable Career in TV and Film

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

Veteran actor Ron Harper, whose illustrious career spanned several decades on TV, passed away on March 21 in West Hills, CA at the age of 91 due to natural causes. His daughter, Nicole Longeuay, confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter.

Harper was born in Pennsylvania and later studied at Princeton before serving in the U.S. Navy. He began his acting career in New York City as Paul Newman’s understudy in Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway. In the late 1960s, Harper relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a television career and made his mark with a role on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo. Over the years, he went on to appear in numerous shows such as Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct where he played Det. 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 including Another World, Loving and Generations. Among his recent credits were roles in Pearl Harbor and The West Wing.

Harper’s legacy in the entertainment industry will be remembered for many years to come as he leaves behind a wealth of work that continues to inspire new generations of actors today.

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