Friday, August 13, 2010

RIP: Paul Rudd

RUDD--Paul Ryan, 70, passed away on August 12, 2010 at his home in Greenwich, CT, of pancreatic cancer. Mr. Rudd was surrounded by, and is survived by his wife Martha Bannerman and their children, Graeme, Kathryn and Eliza. He is also survived by his mother Kathryn Rudd of Hingham, MA and numerous cousins. Mr. Rudd was born in 1940 in Boston, MA and attended the Boston Latin School and Assumption Prep. He graduated from Fairfield University. After a brief career in advertising in New York City, Mr. Rudd worked as a professional actor and director both on and off-Broadway from 1967 through 1986. Notable roles include Henry V in Henry V at the Delacorte Theater, Scooper in the original Broadway cast of Bosoms and Neglect, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at Circle In The Square, Gentleman Caller in the original Broadway cast of The Glass Menagerie, and Billy Wilson in the premiere of David Rabe's Streamers. His television and film credits include Brian Mallory in Beacon Hill, JFK in Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye, and guest roles in episodes of Moonlighting, Knot's Landing, Hart to Hart, and Murder, She Wrote. In 1986 Mr. Rudd left acting to raise his children. As they grew, he began teaching theater, especially Shakespeare, and poetry in local middle schools and high schools. He continued his teaching career at Sarah Lawrence College (1999-2006) and the New School for Drama (2004-present) as a teaching faculty member and the Associate Director of the MFA Drama program. His passion and enthusiasm as a teacher inspired deep admiration and affection in his many students. Mr. Rudd's keen intellect, irreverent sense of humor, and vivacity were present in all facets of his life. He delighted in music, literature, art, cooking, and the company of his friends. His greatest joy was that of being a father and a husband. A service will be held this Sunday, August 15th at 2pm at Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich, CT.


RUDD, Paul Ryan
Born: 5/15/1940, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 8/12/2010, Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Paul Rudd's western - actor:
Kung Fu: The Movie (TV) - 1986 (Reverend Lawrence Perkins)

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