George Hall, a character actor who appeared on Broadway in seven decades, from the 1940s to 2002, died Oct. 21, the day after his most recent run, The Boys From Syracuse, ended.
The 85-year-old Mr. Hall left the show at the Roundabout Theatre Company two weeks early due to illness. He died in Hawthorne, NY, of complications from a stroke, the New York Times reported.
According to his most recent Playbill bio, Mr. Hall "has done vaudeville, appeared at the late Julius Monk's chic nightclubs (Reuben Bleu and Upstairs at the Downstairs), emoted on soap operas, minimalized for movies ('No Mercy,' 'From the Hip,' 'Johnny Be Good'), attested shamelessly for commercials, loved Off-Broadway, starved Off-Off Broadway and danced proudly as a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company." In Roundabout's revival of Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, he played the Sorcerer.
The Toronto native's Broadway credits include Call Me Mister (1946), Lend an Ear (1948), The Boy Friend (1954), There's a Girl in My Soup (1967), An Evening With Richard Nixon and.... (1972), We Interrupt This Program... (1975), Man and Superman (1978), Bent (1979), The Stitch in Time (1981), Noises Off (for which he served as a replacement in the original run), A Moon for the Misbegotten (1984), Wild Honey (1986), Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1993).
He recently appeared in Yale Repertory Theatre's A Cup of Coffee and Iphigenia at Aulis. In the TV series, "Young Indiana Jones," he played Old Indy. He was also seen in TV's "Remember WENN" as Frank Eldridge. His wife, Cordelia, predeceased him in 1969.