LOS ANGELES — Charles Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who performed a straight-laced information anchor reverse Candice Bergen on “Murphy Brown,” died Jan. 11 in Culver Metropolis, California. He was 86.
Kimbrough performed newsman Jim Dial throughout the ten seasons of CBS hit sitcom “Murphy Brown” between 1988 and 1998, incomes an Emmy nomination in 1990 for excellent supporting actor in a comedy sequence. He reprised the position for 3 episodes within the 2018 reboot.
The New York Occasions first reported his dying and his son and brokers confirmed it Sunday to The Related Press.
“Whether or not on stage or in entrance of the digital camera he was a pleasure to behold,” mentioned SMS Expertise, Inc., the expertise company that represented Kimbrough.
The company mentioned the actor died of pure causes in a hospital.
Kimbrough’s spouse, actor Beth Howland who performed diner server Vera on the Seventies and ’80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” died in 2016. They married in 2002, greater than a decade after his 1991 divorce from his first spouse, Mary Jane (Wilson) Kimbrough, who died in 2007.
SMS Expertise mentioned Kimbrough is survived by a sister, Linda Kimbrough, a son, John Kimbrough, a stepdaughter, Holly Howland, and a granddaughter, Cody.
Born Could 23, 1936, Kimbrough spent years within the New York theater scene. He was nominated for a Tony in 1971 for his Broadway efficiency within the Stephen Sondheim musical “Firm.”
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