Peter Mark Richman Dies: Versatile Playwrite, Author And Actor For Broadway, Film, TV Was 93

(*93*) Mark Richman, a star of Broadway, movie and tv who had visitor starring roles on greater than 500 TV reveals, together with a recurring position as Rev. Snow on the traditional sitcom Three’s Company, died right this moment in Woodland Hills, Calif. of pure causes. He was 93.

Born on April sixteenth, 1927 in Philadelphia, Richman’s profession as an actor, playwright, creator and artist spanned eight many years.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science as a licensed pharmacist in two states, he discovered his first alternatives on the New York stage as a member of the Actors Studio. He starred in Calder Willingham’s End as a Man.

In addition to excursions and productions throughout the US, he appeared on Broadway in A Hatful of Rain and Masquerade. He additionally portrayed “Jerry” in additional than 400 performances of Edward Albee’s authentic NY manufacturing of The Zoo Story.

William Wyler introduced him west for the traditional movie, Friendly Persuasion, which led to different movie roles in  Black Orchid, The Strange One, Naked Gun 2 and Friday the thirteenth Part 8.

In tv, he starred as Nick Cain in his personal NBC collection, Cain’s Hundred, and in over 500 TV visitor star appearances on such reveals as  The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Murder She Wrote “Fantasy Island, and Star Trek the Next Generation. He had recurring roles on Three’s Company because the Reverend Snow and on Beverly Hills 90210, in addition to costarring roles on Dynasty and Longstreet.

ANTA and the Actors Studio produced a number of of his one-act performs, and, after mounting his critically-acclaimed one-man play, 4 Faces in Los Angeles and New York, he starred within the movie model of the piece.

His play, A Medal for Murray, obtained its world premiere with the Beit Lessin Theatre in Israel, garnering raves all through the nation throughout its two-year run.

He additionally printed wrote novels and short-story collections, together with Hollander’s Deal and The Rebirth of Ira Masters. Also an achieved painter, Mr. Richman had seventeen critically acclaimed one-man exhibitions.

Richman served as a longtime board member for a number of charities. In 1990, the Motion Picture and Television Fund awarded the Silver Medallion to him for excellent humanitarian achievement. He was additionally honored in that yr with the Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award from the Jeffrey Foundation.

He is survived by his spouse of 67 years, Helen Richman; 5 youngsters, Howard Richman and his spouse, Cherie, Kelly Lester and her husband, Loren, Lucas Richman and his spouse, Debbie, Orien Richman and his spouse, Alevé, and Roger Richman; in addition to six grandchildren, Jenny, Lily, Max, Julia, Oliver and Danica.

Funeral companies shall be held privately and on the comfort of Richman’s household. Memorial contributions in honor of Richman might be made to the Motion Picture Television Fund (MPTF).



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