Monday, February 04, 2008

Good Bye, Professor.

I just found out that veteran British actor Barry Morse has died in London at 89. His career as an actor began before WW2 on the London stage. He moved on to film in 1942's The Goose Steps Out alongside another newcomer, Peter Ustinov. He eventually moved to Toronto, leading to work on American and Canadian TV. To '60s TV viewers Morse is best known for his role as Lt. Gerard on the highly successful US TV series The Fugitive. To younger folks like me he will be best remembered as Professor Victor Bergman on the first season of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Space: 1999 He is survived by his sons Hayward and Barry, and daughter Melanie. His wife Canadian actress Sydney Sturgess died in 1999.

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