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Actor Ed Flanders is at a loss for words during the Emmy Awards program
Actor Ed Flanders tries for something to say on stage as he accepts his Emmy Award for his role as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series, the TV Show "St. Elsewhere", during the 35th Annual Emmy Awards presentation at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Hollywood on September 25, 1983. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Edward Paul Flanders (December 29, 1934 - February 22, 1995) was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Donald Westphall in the television series St. Elsewhere.

Flanders was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Bernice (née Brown) and Francis Michael Grey Flanders. Flanders began his acting career on Broadway before moving on to guest parts in television series. From 1967 through 1975, Flanders appeared in more than a dozen American TV shows, including six appearances on Hawaii Five-O (as six different characters). During this time, he was also prolific in TV movies. He also married actress Ellen Geer during this time; they later divorced.

In the late 1970s, Flanders moved away from small TV roles to take major credits in both TV and feature films, while continuing his stage career. In 1974, Flanders won a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Dramatic Presentation for A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill on Broadway.

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