Val Dufour, a Broadway actor and Emmy Award-winning soap opera star, died July 27 in Manhattan, The New York Times reported. Mr. Dufour, born Albert Valery in New Orleans, was 73.
He earned a 1977 Emmy Award playing lawyer John Wyatt on TV's "Search for Tomorrow." The Louisiana State University and Catholic University graduate studied with Uta Hagen and the Actors Studio in New York.
On Broadway, he appeared in High Button Shoes, South Pacific, Mister Roberts, Stalag 17, Picnic and The Grass Harp. The Times reported that Mr. Dufour also appeared in revivals of Babes in Arms and Abie's Irish Rose and acted with Danny DeVito in Pirandello one-acts Off-Broadway. He was also in an Off-Broadway staging of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Orson Bean.
-- By Kenneth Jones