Actor Richard Ramos, Regular at Guthrie Theatre, Dies at 65

Obituaries   Actor Richard Ramos, Regular at Guthrie Theatre, Dies at 65 Richard Ramos, who put in several seasons of work at Minnesota's Guthrie Theatre as actor, director and advisor, died last week in Sarasota, Florida, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. He was 65. No cause of death was mentioned.

Mr. Ramos spent two seasons acting at the Guthrie in the late 60s, just a few years after the regional theatre was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963. Among his credits during this time were The Shoemaker’s Holiday, The Visit, Twelfth Night The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Merton of the Movies and Enrico IV. After his initial time there, he moved to New York City, but often returned to Minneapolis, sometimes to act, sometimes to direct.

From 1977 to 1980, when the Guthrie was searching for a replacement for departing artistic director Alvin Epstein, he served as an artistic advisor.

Some of his credits at the Guthrie in the late '70s were Of Mice and Men, Pantagleize, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Design for Living, Endgame and Romeo and Julier. He directed A Christmas Carol in 1979. He last appeared at the Guthrie in 1980 in Camille.

In New York, he acting in a 1981 production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane. At the time of his death, he was preparing to open in a staging of Amadeus at the Asolo Theater. He also performed at the Kennedy Center, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout, the Arena Stage and the Denver Center for the Arts. Among his film credits were "Klute," and on TV, he appeared on "Barney Miller" and "M*A*S*H."

Ramos is survived by a brother, who lives in California. Plans are being made for a memorial service in the Twin Cities.

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