Lin McCarthy, 84, a character actor on stage, television and film for three decades, died of pneumonia Nov. 23 in Beverly Hills.
Linwood Winder McCarthy, born in Norfolk, Va., served in the military during World War II and used the G.I. bill to study acting at Geller's Theater Workshop in Los Angeles.
His entree to performing was a starring role in Horton Foote's play "The Chase" on Broadway in 1952. After touring in "Mr. Roberts," McCarthy married his co-star, actress Loretta Daye, and they moved to Beverly Hills.
McCarthy had roles in 1950s dramatic television anthology series -- many telecast live -- including "Studio One," "Goodyear Television Playhouse," "Philco Television Playhouse," "Robert Montgomery Presents," "Armstrong Circle Theatre" and "Kraft Television Theatre."