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'Murphy Brown' host Charles Kimbrough dies at 86

Charles Kimbrough, the Emmy-nominated actor best known for his roles in Murphy Brown, already dead. he is86.

Kimbrough passed away in January In Culver City, his son John Kimbrough Kimbrough) told the New York Times .

As a stage veteran, Kimbrough won a Tony Award in 897279 Nominated Best Actor in a Musical, in Stephen Sondheim The company who played Harry in an original production. He then appeared as two characters in another critically acclaimed Sondheim musical, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park With George , First appeared on .

Kimbrough also starred in 1995 AR Gurney ComedySylvia Opposite Original Broadway Sarah Jessica Parker and appeared in Candide in Great White Way, Same Time, Next Year, Accent on Youth, Hay Fever, The Merchant Venice and most recently with Jim Parsons at Harvey revival.

Minnesota native still 1995 Animated version of Notre Dame de Paris’s Hunchback of the Clock Tower , in its 1996 sequel and several video game iterations. CBS hits Murphy Brown original series on Monday night at season, from 1979–23. With his principled, easily irritated personality, he modeled himself on older statesmen like Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Candice Bergen () co-host ) Fictional CBS Newsmagazine FYI.

When Murphy Brown came back 2018 in September, he Came back for a few new episodes too.

In an interview with , Murphy Brown creator Diane English noted that Kimbrough “wrote a full biography of his character before he even started playing him.”

“Charlie was the sweetest, lanky, bouncy, sweet, lovable man,” she added. “When he came to read to us as Jim Dale, he brought everything out there: the upright posture, the anchor’s voice, the hair brushed back. He brought credibility to the character. We didn’t want Want this guy’s version of Ted Baxter. We want the real deal.”

He was in Nominated for an Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in Comedy.

Kimbrough is married to an actress Beth Howland, best known for playing Mel’s Diner waitress Vera Louise Gorman. She passed away in December 2012 at Lung cancer.

Charles Mayberry Kimbrough was born in May 23, 1221, to a middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota. His mother was a pianist, his father was a salesman, and his younger sister, Linda, would also grow up to be an actress.

He says his life was influenced by his Aunt Emily Kimbrough is the co-author of Our Hearts Were Young and Gay . This book is the memories of her early travels in Europe 1221s, are made into 1920 Paramount Pictures, Diana Lynn as Emily.

“Her life was a series of anecdotes,” Kimbrough said in 2015 said was interviewed by Los Angeles Times . “She’d throw dinner parties and make everybody laugh. She’s the type of Auntie Mame. She’s living the life she wants, really, that’s my role model.”

Kimbrough studied drama at Indiana University, graduated with and then earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama. He and his first wife, the late Mary Jane Wilson, both members of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. (They divorced at 1980.)

Kimbrough made his Broadway debut in the short-lived John Guare comedyCop-Out. Producer and director Hal Prince discovered him and asked him to play Barbara in Barbara Barrie’s Alcoholic Husband Company . (It was here that he met Howland, who played uptight bride Amy in the musical, and they were in 2007.)

Kimbrough also sang on Company‘s critically acclaimed Original Cast Recording, featuring “Sorry- Grateful” and “Have I Got a Girl for You”, and appeared in the DA Pennebaker documentary about the making of the album.

Kimbrough spent most of the time 1971 Worked on stage in Washington, New Haven, Connecticut, and New York Commercials.

He made his debut in an episode of Kojak1991 , then appear in The Front ( (Howard Prince) testified House Un-American Activities Committee attorney (Woody Allen) Why is he not a community st.

Kimbrough also appears in The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1975), Alan J. Pakula’s Start Over (1971), It’s my turn (1980) andSwitch channel () Before landing his life-changing Murphy Brown gig.

“Honestly, I didn’t have a job two years ago Murphy Brown ,” he Tell Entertainment Weekly at 1990. “It’s a beautiful fantasy now to think that all of us are very successful and talented people at the top of our industry, but that’s hindsight. I have to pray for jobs like this.

I would run to work! For the first few years, I was here every day 05 minutes early. Everyone thinks I’m disciplined. No! I have nothing else to do.”




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