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CBS MARVIN KAPLAN died Aug. 26 at the age of 89. A comic character actor and writer, Kaplan was a former member of the national boards of both SAG and AFTRA. He served four terms as president of AFTRA's Los Angeles Local from 1989–95 and 2003–05, and on the SAG board from 1975–84, including a two-year term as 9th vice president. Kaplan's film career was launched at age 22, with a role in Adam's Rib, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. He made his TV debut in 1953 as a co-star of the comedy series Meet Millie, and appeared in popular TV programs through the next four decades, including Charlie's Angels, CHiPS, ER, The Fall Guy, Gidget, MacGyver and McHale's Navy. In 1978, he began a seven-year run as telephone repairman Henry Beesmire in the award-winning comedy Alice. Kaplan also added his unique comic touch to feature films like The Great Race, Freaky Friday and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. In 2004, Kaplan was honored with a special award from the Tri-Union Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors' Equity, SAG and AFTRA for his work with senior performers and his service to performing arts unions. In recent years, he was an active member of California Artists Radio Theater and served on the board of Theatre West. DAVID HUDDLESTON died Aug. 4 at the age of 85. Over the course of three decades, he served more than 10 years on the national board of Screen Actors Guild. He was elected to multi-year terms in 1976, 1982, 2000 and 2004. He was also elected to serve on the board of the SAG Hollywood Division. The veteran character actor appeared in projects ranging from Blazing Saddles to The West Wing, but may be best known for starring as the cantankerous titular character in The Big Lebowski. He made his television debut on Shotgun Slade in 1960, and his film debut shortly thereafter in 1963's All the Way Home. Over the course of his six-decade career, he landed roles on television shows such as Bewitched, Bonanza and The Waltons, with later roles including appearances in Gilmore Girls and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In 1990, he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Grandpa Arnold on the hit sitcom The Wonder Years. On the big screen, he lent his talent to a wide variety of films, including Crime Busters, Santa Claus: The Movie and The Producers. Skilled on both the stage and screen, Huddleston also played the part of Benjamin Franklin in the 1997 Broadway revival of 1776. CBS Counseling Health Insurance Information Emergency Grants Affordable Housing Financial Education HIV/AIDS Programs Senior Housing Sideline Work Free Health Clinic Addiction Services Community Resources Young Performer Services and more Supporting the performing arts community since 1882 800.221.7303 For everyone in entertainment

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