Farewell to Stanley Grover, a stage and television actor known for his leading man looks and "baritenor" voice. According to the Los Angeles Times, Grover died Aug. 30 of acute leukemia. Recent years had seen Grover doing California theatre (such a concert version of Company at Terrace Theatre of Long Beach and The Petrified Forest at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, but he began his career as a leading man on Broadway. He appeared in the original productions of Candide, Company and Time Remembered and toured in I Do! I Do!, South Pacific (as Cable) and Kismet. In 1973, Grover played Capt. Fontaine in Circle In The Square's mounting of The Desert Song. Then, 1975 saw Grover in the closed-in-one-night thriller, Don't Call Back. In 1977, Grover appeared opposite Christopher Hewett and Beth Fowler in a Jones Beach, NY staging of Finian's Rainbow. In 1982 he appeared in Tintypes at Costa Mesa, CA's South Coast Rep.
--By David Lefkowitz