Broadway, television, and radio actor Larry Haines died on July 17th at the age of 89. His name may be most familiar to fans of the soap opera Search for Tomorrow, but you may recall him from Suspense.
Larry Haines appeared in 15 episodes of Suspense, usually as a supporting player. The majority of his appearances were between 1959 and 1962, during the last few years of the show. Haines got his start in radio in the 1940's and appeared on Guiding Light, Gangbusters, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, That Hammer Guy, The Shadow, and X-Minus One. Between 1974 and 1982, he appeared in 82 episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.
Haines was nominated for a Tony Award in 1966 for his supporting role in the play Generation, and again in 1968 for his work in the musical Promises, Promises. He also received Emmy Awards for Best Actor on a Daytime Series in 1976 and 1981. Haines joined the cast of the soap opera Search for Tomorrow shortly after it began in 1951 and played the role of Stu Bergman throughout the show's 35 year run.
Here is an interview with Larry Haines where he discusses his work on radio.