A Hollywood Icon Remembers Ron Harper: A Star in the Entertainment Industry for Decades

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

Ron Harper, a seasoned actor with a career spanning several decades on TV, passed away peacefully on March 21 in West Hills, CA at the age of 91. 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 as Paul Newman’s understudy in Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue a television career. Harper’s first major role was on NBC’s Tales of Wells Fargo in 1960, followed by appearances on shows such as Wagon Train, Shotgun Slade, and 87th Precinct.

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 like 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 years to come as he leaves behind a lasting impact on those who knew him and worked with him throughout his career.

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