A Legacy of Unforgettable Roles: Remembering Veteran Actor Ron Harper

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

Veteran actor Ron Harper 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.

Born in Pennsylvania, Harper studied at Princeton before serving in the U.S. Navy. He later moved to New York City to work as Paul Newman’s understudy in Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway. After relocating to Los Angeles, he pursued a television career and appeared on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo in 1960.

Harper went on to have regular roles on TV shows such as Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct, where he played Det. Bert Kling in multiple episodes. He also had notable roles in Garrison’s Gorillas, Where the Heart Is, and Planet of the Apes. In addition to his TV work, Harper had success in daytime dramas like Another World, Loving, and Generations.

In recent years, Harper had roles in Pearl Harbor and The West Wing. His legacy in the entertainment industry will be remembered for many years to come as he leaves behind a career spanning several decades on TV and stage.

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