Forrest Compton

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Forrest Compton
Born(1925-09-15)September 15, 1925
DiedApril 4, 2020(2020-04-04) (aged 94)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1957–2002
Spouse(s)
Jeanne Sementini (m. 1975)

Forrest Compton (September 15, 1925 – April 4, 2020) was an American actor. He is known for playing Mike Karr, the central character in the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night (1970–1984) and Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray in the 1960s sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.. His other television credits include The Troubleshooters, The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip, My Three Sons, Mayberry R.F.D., Mannix, Hogan's Heroes, That Girl, Another World, Loving, One Life to Live, As the World Turns and Ed. His movie appearances include The Outsider (1961) and McBain (1991).

Compton was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1975, he married Jeanne Sementini. On April 4, 2020, during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, Compton died of COVID-19 in Shelter Island, New York. He was 94.[1]

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  1. Clancy, Ambrose (April 4, 2020). "Update: Town announces the first deaths from coronavirus". Shelter Island Reporter. Retrieved April 5, 2020.

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