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Actor Myron McCormick Dead at 54

July 30, 1962 - Myron McCormick (pictured in 1947), the actor, died today in New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. His death was attributed to cancer of the esophagus. He was 54 years old. Mr. McCormick was probably best known as a comedian, although he was also a fine dramatic actor. His greatest triumphs came in two Broadway hits. He was Luther Billis in “South Pacific” from 1949 to 1954 and Sergeant King in “No Time for Sergeants” from 1955 to 1957. Mr. McCormick was also heard on many radio shows. He played opposite Helen Hayes in a radio version of “A Farewell to Arms” and appeared in such series as “Gang Busters,” “Inner Sanctum,” and “Mr. District Attorney.” His most recent motion picture was “The Hustler,” in which he played Paul Newman’s aging partner.

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