Wednesday, February 3, 2010

RIP Monte Mansfield

Monte Mansfield, actor, singer, dancer, artist, sculptor aka Edward J. Monaghan; a Rancho Mirage, Calif. resident since 1974. He was born December 8, 1929, an orphan, later adopted by James and Cleo Monaghan in 1933. At age five, he appeared on the Horn and Hardart's Children's Theatre, and went from there to "The Catholic Hour" and "Let's Pretend" in New York. From eight to thirteen he appeared in various roles on Broadway. At age 14 he played night clubs, lounges and stage shows. He returned to Broadway at 19 for another six years. In 1954, he came west and worked at MGM, Warners and Paramount. He made supper club appearances all over the world until 1980 when he retired. He was preceded in death by his foster parents; and his life partner of 46 years, Dr. Robert D. Murphy. Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Cathedral City. Forest Lawn Cathedral City is in charge of arrangements. Published in The Desert Sun from February 3 to February 8, 2010


MANSFIELD, Monte (Edward J. Monaghan)
Born: 12/8/1929
Died: 2/1/2010, Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.A.

Monte Mansfield's western – actor:
The Big Valley (TV) – 1966 (soldier)

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