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Known for role on 'Peyton Place'

Passings / Stephen Oliver

April 20, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Stephen Oliver, 66, an actor best known for his role as Lee Webber on the 1960s soap opera "Peyton Place," died of gastric cancer April 5 at his home in Big Bear, his brother Ross Massbaum said.

A handsome, brooding screen presence, Oliver went on to make guest appearances on popular television shows through the 1980s. He also appeared in movies, including "Tom Horn," a 1980 western starring Steve McQueen.

Born Stephen Oliver Welzig on Nov. 29, 1941, in Philadelphia, he came to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in the early 1960s.

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