Stacy Harris dies: Actor On Radio, was 54

Stacy Harris, a notable actor and sports reporter, passed away in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 1973 at the age of 54. Born on July 26, 1918 in Big Timber, Quebec, Canada. During World War II, he served as a merchant seaman, then began his acting career in radio during the early 1950s. He has appeared in various TV shows and movies, including “The Untouchables,” “Perry Mason,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.” Harris has been recognized for his portrayal in the soap opera “Return to Peyton Place” as Leslie Harrington.

The untimely passing of Harris came as a shock to those who knew him in both his personal and professional life. At the young age of just 54 years old, Harris was considered to be in good health at the time of his death. While a heart attack was the official cause of death, some have speculated that the stress and other factors could have played a role. Harris was known to be a heavy smoker and had been managing high blood pressure for years.

The entertainment industry is mourning the loss of a truly talented actor with a lengthy and accomplished career. Harris made a lasting impact with his notable performance on “Return to Peyton Place,” as well as in various other television and film productions. His legacy in the industry will surely be cherished and remembered.

Born and raised in Big Timber, Quebec, Mr. Harris pursued careers as a sports reporter and cartoonist before serving as a valiant merchant seaman during World War II.

Starting off as a radio actor, he steadily progressed into Hollywood and took part in five Broadway productions, achieving the prestigious New York Critics Award.

Throughout all of Jack Webb’s productions, from the radio version of “Dragnet” onwards, Mr. Harris was a constant collaborator. It is worth noting that he was unmarried.

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