Roger Smith (actor)

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Smith in 1967

Roger LaVerne Smith (December 18, 1932 – June 4, 2017) was an American television and movie actor, singer and screenwriter. He starred in the television detective series 77 Sunset Strip and in the comedy series Mister Roberts. Smith, who went on to manage the career of Ann-Margret, his wife of 50 years.[1]

Smith was born in South Gate, California. He studied at the University of Arizona. In an interview with the The New York Post, Ann-Margret said that he had Parkinson's disease.[2] Smith died of complications from Parkinson's disease at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles on June 4, 2017 at the age of 84.[3]

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  1. "Ann-Margret and Her Daddy". New York Magazine. August 9, 1976. p. 30. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  2. "Ann-Margret dishes on sexy legacy". New York Post. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. Chris Koseluk (June 5, 2017). "Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' Star and Husband of Ann-Margret, Dies at 84". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2017.

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