Actor Alan Sues dead at 85

Dec. 2, 2011 at 5:59 PM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Alan Sues has died of an apparent heart attack at his West Hollywood home, his representatives said. He was 85.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed his Thursday death Friday.

The California native is best known as a cast member of the 1960s sketch comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." The ensemble included Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Ruth Buzzi, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

Among his accomplishments were starring in Elia Kazan's "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway in 1953, and co-starring in the 1963 movie "Move Over, Darling" and 1964 film "The Americanization of Emily." His small-screen credits include appearances on "The Wild, Wild West," "The Twilight Zone," "The Brady Brides," "Punky Brewster" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."

The Hollywood Reporter said Sues is survived by his sister-in-law, Yvonne.

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