Jay Garner

Jay Garner

Performer

Veteran character actor Jay Garner, who created the role of the frisky side-steppin' governor in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the bigoted politician Dindon in the original La Cage aux Folles, both on Broadway, died Jan. 21 2011 at the age of 82, according to friend and fellow La Cage actor John Weiner.

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  • Born: Sewanee, TN
  • Death: Jan 21, 2011 in New York, NY

Roles (12)

Hello, Dolly! Playbill - Black & White, Oct 1995 Hello, Dolly! (1995)
Opened Oct 19, 1995
  • as Horace Vandergelder (Original)
Hello, Dolly! - Opening Night
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Me and My Girl Playbill - Opening Night, Aug 1986 Me and My Girl (1986)
Opened Aug 10, 1986
  • as Sir John Tremayne (Replacement)
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La Cage aux Folles Playbill - Aug 1983 La Cage aux Folles (1983)
Opened Aug 21, 1983
  • as Edouard Dindon (Original)
La Cage aux Folles - Opening Night
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Goodtime Charley Playbill - March 1975 Goodtime Charley (1975)
Opened Mar 3, 1975
  • as Archbishop Regnault de Chartres (Original)
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Captain Brassbound's Conversion Playbill - April 1972 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1972)
Opened Apr 17, 1972
  • as Capt. Kearney, U.S.N. (Original)
Captain Brassbound's Conversion - April 1972
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Production Placeholder Beggar on Horseback (1970)
Opened May 14, 1970
  • as Mr. Cady (Original)
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1776 Playbill - March 1969 1776 (1969)
Opened Mar 16, 1969
  • as Benjamin Franklin (Replacement)
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Red, White and Maddox Playbill - Jan 1969 Red, White and Maddox (1969)
Opened Jan 26, 1969
  • as Lester Maddox (Original)
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Playbill - July 1980 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1978)
Opened Jun 19, 1978
  • as Traveling Salesman (Original)
  • as Governor (Original)
  • as Chip Brewster (Original)
  • as C. J. Scruggs (Original)
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