NYC Actor Randolph Walker, 71, Struck and Killed by Bus

News   NYC Actor Randolph Walker, 71, Struck and Killed by Bus Randolph Walker, a 71-year-old actor with New York credits, was killed May 22 in Manhattan when a New York Apple Tours bus struck him as he crossed the street, The New York Times reported.

Randolph Walker, a 71-year-old actor with New York credits, was killed May 22 in Manhattan when a New York Apple Tours bus struck him as he crossed the street, The New York Times reported.

Mr. Walker reportedly worked Off-Broadway and in dinner theatre, and had been an actor in his youth before taking a banking job to support his family. He returned to acting in late middle-age, after a divorce. He performed in the 1977 revival of The King and I on Broadway and had recently appeared in a production of Taking Sides.

Mr. Walker was apparently walking to his apartment building on West 43rd Street after an audition when he was struck by the bus, which did not have the right of way.

Apple Tours, known for smoky, noisy double-decker buses, has long been criticized by Manhattanites as an unwelcome neighbor, The Times reported.

-- By Kenneth Jones