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Television actor Laurence Haddon dead at 90

May 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- Television actor Laurence Haddon has died from complications of dementia in Santa Monica, Calif., his family said Tuesday. He was 90.

TVGuide.com said Haddon began his career as a stage and live television actor in the late 1950s after he served as a Merchant Marine in WWII.

In addition to playing Ed, one of American TV's first gay characters, on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," he also frequently appeared on "Dallas," "Trapper John, M.D.," "Knots Landing" and "Lou Grant." His last screen credit was the 1996 film "Infinity."

TVGuide.com said the actor died May 10.

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