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Jon Lormer, 80; Played Dozens of Roles on TV

April 01, 1986

Jon Lormer, a character actor who appeared regularly on dozens of television series and occasionally on individual programs, has died.

The one-time actor and director at the American Theatre Wing in New York City was 80 when he died of cancer March 19 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.

Lormer had appeared on stage in "Summer and Smoke," "The Big Knife," "Treasure Island" and "American Holiday" in New York and with touring companies before coming to Hollywood in 1958.

In Hollywood, he became a regular on "Lassie," "The Real McCoys" and "Perry Mason." He also was seen live in the early days of TV on "Playhouse 90," "Studio One," "Ford Theatre" and the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow."

More recently he did guest performances on "Lou Grant," "Little House on the Prairie," "Quincy," "Magnum P.I." and other shows.

Lormer's motion picture credits include "I Want to Live," "Where the Boys Are," "A Fine Madness" and "The Sand Pebbles."

He last appeared on television in a May, 1985, episode of "Highway to Heaven."

Lormer leaves no immediate survivors. Donations in his name to the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills are suggested.

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