Vale: Larry Storch

Famed comedy actor Larry Storch, best known for F Troop, has died.

Famed comedy actor Larry Storch, best known for F Troop, has died, aged 99.

His family released a statement, saying, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you the news our beloved Larry passed away in his sleep overnight. We are shocked and at a loss for words at the moment. Please remember he loved each and every one of you and wouldn’t want you to cry over his passing. He is reunited with his wife Norma and his beloved F Troop cast and so many friends and family.”

Storch played Corporal Randolph Agarn on F Troop, for its two seasons from 1965 – 1967 but it lived on in syndication for decades, including playing look-alike Agarn cousins Lucky Pierre from Canada, Dmitri Agarnoff from Russia and Pancho Agarnado (and even his sister, Carmen) from Mexico. He was nominated for an Emmy for comedy actor in F Troop in 1967, but lost to friend Don Adams.

He featured on The Ghost Busters, The Love Boat, Car 54, Where Are You?, On Married… With Children, I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, Fantasy Island, Columbo, Mannix, Get Smart, Gilligan’s Island, Love American Style, Laugh-In, Sonny and Cher, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and his own The Larry Storch Show.

Born in New York, Storch went to high school with Get Smart star Don Adams, with whom he remained friends for life. He left high school to work as a stand up comedian, then served in the U.S. Navy where he was shipmates with Tony Curtis.

His film credits included The Great Race, Aiport 1975, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington and there was also voice work on Merlin the Magic Mouse, Cool Cat, The Brady Kids, Tennessee Tuxedo and The Pink Panther Show.

Source: Variety

3 Responses

  1. Oh no! How terrible, especially when I didn’t realise he still was alive. But so sad when you lose a genius like him. And another one(like Betty White) to die just short of a century. Been watching some F Troop episodes on Foxtel of late. And I remember nearly all those shows he was In especially that funny episode of playing himself in Married with Children.RIP Larry

  2. ‘F Troop’ was originally on ABC here-1st season was B/W and 2nd was in colour. as a number of US shows were in the mid 60s-last seen here in Perth on CTV 44 a couple of years or so back. RIP. Sir.

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