Joel Crothers (January 28, 1941 – November 6, 1985) was an American actor. Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
He was born Joel Anthony Crothers in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was raised in New York where he graduated from Birch Wathen School in 1958. The City of New York The Birch Wathen Lenox School is a coeducational independent school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He was an exceptionally successful and popular soap-opera actor who, in 1981, was noted by popular columnist Liz Smith to so strongly resemble Tom Selleck that they could be twin brothers. Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith (born February 2 1923 in Fort Worth Texas) is an American Gossip columnist. Thomas William Selleck (born January 29 1945 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American Actor, Screenwriter and
Spencer Karter’s sketch of Joel Crothers as Joe Haskell on Dark Shadows
|Born||Joel Anthony Crothers|
January 28, 1941
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||November 6, 1985|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
His passion for performing emerged at the early age of nine. Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Joel auditioned and won a role on the religious television show Lamp Unto My Feet. At the time, Joel's father was a production supervisor on the show. Unbeknownst to him, his son auditioned for the show under a different name, apparently done as a practical joke. Nevertheless, by the age of twelve, he was taking Broadway bows alongside Burgess Meredith for his stage debut in The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker. Oliver Burgess Meredith ( November 16, 1908 He graduated from Hoosac School in 1926 Liam O'Brien ( March 7, 1913 - March 24, 1996) was an American Screenwriter and Television producer best
During the 1950s and 1960s, Joel made guest appearances on numerous primetime shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Defenders, Have Gun Will Travel, Death Valley Days, Rescue 8, The Investigators, Zane Grey Theater, Studio One, Playhouse 90, Kraft Theater and Goodyear Playhouse. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an Anthology Television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. Have Gun &mdash Will Travel is an American Western Television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963 His later daytime television credits included First Ladies Diaries: Martha Washington.
He graduated Harvard University a Phi Beta Kappa in 1962. The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an academic Honor society with the mission of "fostering and recognizing excellence" in the Undergraduate Liberal arts In 1966, Joel returned to Broadway in a starring role opposite Joan Van Ark in Barefoot in the Park, which he worked on simultaneously with his stint on Dark Shadows. Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American Actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing on the hit TV series Dallas and Barefoot in the Park is a play by Neil Simon. Its focus is on newlywed couple Corie and Paul Bratter who are setting up house in a minuscule fifth-floor walkup Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network from June 27, 1966 to From 1966-1969, he played Joe Haskell (boyfriend of Carolyn Stoddard (Nancy Barrett), later boyfriend of Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott}; and during the 1795 storyline, he played Lt. Nancy Barrett, born, is an American actress She is best known for her portrayal of Carolyn Stoddard (among other characters in the Soap opera Dark Shadows Kathryn Leigh Scott (born Marlene Kathryn Kringstad on January 29, 1945) is an American television and film actress Nathan Forbes.
From 1969-1971, he played twice-married Ken Stevens #2 on the CBS serial The Secret Storm. UCLA and other TV archives have some videotapes and kinescopes of these episodes preserved, but, unfortunately, not available to the public for viewing. From 1972-1976, he played concert pianist turned newspaper editor Julian Cannell on Somerset. From 1977-1984, he made it big with another soap opera role: Dr. Somerset (sometimes called Another World Somerset) was an American television Soap opera which ran on NBC from March 30 Miles Cavanaugh on ABC'sThe Edge of Night, for which he was twice nominated as Best Actor for the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1982 and 1983. The Edge of Night (or known informally as Edge or EON by fans was a long-running American television mystery series/ Soap opera produced by Procter He played that role until it went off the air on December 28, 1984. Events 1065 - Westminster Abbey is Consecrated. 1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar)
In 1985, his final role was on Santa Barbara as Jack Lee #1/Jerry Cooper. Santa Barbara was an American decade long and award-winning Television Soap opera, first broadcast in United States on NBC
Joel's soap opera fame helped draw attention to the ground-breaking Off Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy. Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein rendered in three acts International Stud, Fugue in a Nursery, and The play made major stars of its writer (and lead performer) Harvey Fierstein and castmates Estelle Getty and Matthew Broderick -- but when it premiered, Joel was better known than any of them, so he received star billing on posters, playbills, and even the tickets. Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6 1952) is a Tony Award winning American Actor, Playwright, and Screenwriter. Estelle Scher-Gettleman ( July 25 1923 &ndash July 22 2008) better known by her Stage name Estelle Getty, was an Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American award-winning film and stage Actor who is best known for his roles as the title character Harvey played Arnold, a world-weary, homosexual drag queen; Joel played Arnold's bisexual lover, Ed.
Though Joel was bisexual, a fact he chose to share with his friends and coworkers, he remained in the closet publicly. Joel left the cast when Torch Song transferred to Broadway. He was engaged to marry actress Veleka Gray at the time of his death. Veleka Gray (born March 22 1947 is an American Actress, best known for her roles as Vicki Paisley on Somerset, and as Mia Marriott on
Crothers died from cancer (some sources say he died from AIDS-related complications). His remains were cremated and scattered in Lake George, New York. Cremation is the act of reducing a Corpse by burning, generally in a crematorium furnace or crematory fire Lake George New York may refer to Lake George (New York, a lake Lake George (town New York, a town Lake George (village