( b. Jul 13, 1930 Chicago, Illinois, USA - d. Jan 26, 2009 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Darrell Sandeen was an actor whose career spanned Broadway, TV and movies, including more than 80 musical theater productions.
Born in Chicago, he moved to New York and landed parts in the Broadway productions of Here's Love, A Joyful Noise, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, and Young Abe Lincoln, in which he played the title role.
He toured in national companies of My Fair Lady and The Great White Hope, Oklahoma (Judd) and in Our Town, and was featured in an Off Broadway revival of Can-Can.
Among the many musicals he performed in were Carousel, Oliver!, The Rainmaker and The Sound of Music as well as plays including Young Martin Luther King, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew and King Lear, in the title role.
On the West Coast, he performed in 1776, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (for which he won a DramaLogue award), Man of La Mancha (in which he played Don Quixote and the governor) and Brecht, Sacred and Profane at the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center. He played Big Jule in Guys and Dolls in a performance for President Johnson at the White House.
His TV credits include "Big Love," "Bonanza," "Father Murphy," "Route 66," and "Feather and Father" and the films "L.A. Confidential," "Blazing Saddles," "Call Me Bruce," Disney's "Island at the Top of the World" and, most recently, "Satin."
Source: Variety obituary