Legendary Actor Ron Harper, Who Found Success on Television and Stage, Dies at the Age of 91.

Actor Known for Roles on ‘Generations’ and ‘Another World’ Passes Away at 91

Ron Harper, a renowned actor known for his roles in television shows such as Generations, Planet of the Apes, Land of the Lost and Another World, passed away on March 21 in West Hills, CA at the age of 91. 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. After returning home from the war, he moved to New York City and pursued his acting career by working as Paul Newman’s understudy in Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway. He later relocated to Los Angeles to continue his career on television.

Harper’s TV career began with a role in NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo in 1960 and continued with appearances in shows like Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct where he portrayed Det. Bert Kling for multiple episodes. Harper had various recurring roles on television including Garrison’s Gorillas and Where the Heart Is as well as Planet of the Apes. He also found success in daytime drama landing roles in shows such as Another World, Loving and Generations. In more recent years, Harper appeared in Pearl Harbor and portrayed a chairman in The West Wing.

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