Stage and screen star Kevin McCarthy died on Saturday, September 11 at age 96 of natural causes at Cape Cod Hospital, according to the Los Angeles Times.
McCarthy’s Broadway career spanned six decades, including roles in Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Winged Victory, Truckline Café, Anna Christie, The Three Sisters, Cactus Flower, and Alone Together. McCarthy also toured for many years as President Harry Truman in the one-man show Give ‘Em Hell, Harry.
He also played Biff Loman opposite Paul Muni’s Willy in the 1949 London production of Death of a Salesman, and reprised the role in the 1951 film version, for which he won a Golden Globe Award.
McCarthy also starred in the PBS version of the play June Moon and as Trigorin opposite Blythe Danner and Frank Langella in the 1975 television version of The Seagull.
His many other film and television credits include Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Misfits, The Best Man, Flamingo Road, Murder, She Wrote, and The Colbys.
He is survived by his wife Kate; his children, Lillah McCarthy, James Kevin McCarthy, Mary Dabney McCarthy, Tess McCarthy, and Patrick McCarthy; his stepdaughter Kara Lichtman; and three grandchildren.