Friday, June 10, 2011

RIP Grant Sullivan

SULLIVAN, Grant June 30, 1924- May 31, 2011 Died peacefully at home of cancer. By his side was his beloved wife of 42 years, Valedia, who loved and adored him. Grant faced his illness with infinite grace and courage. Born in Nebraska, he grew up in Southern California, attending schools in Long Beach and Anaheim. In World War II he served in the U. S. Navy. After the war, he entered Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) to study drama and then to N.Y. City into the golden age of live television. He appeared in many of the great TV productions of the time as well as in Broadway plays. In the early sixties he starred in the TV series Pony Express. Taught to ride by the great stunt rider, Boyd Morgan, he had the greatest respect for his crew, especially the old character actors who appeared with him. In the early 70's he began a second career in real estate, specializing in new homes. He was an executive with the Mission Viejo Co. as well as Great Western Real Estate. After retirement he enjoyed working for the Warmington Company. Also survived by a brother, Don Schulz, nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. Grant was a wonderful companion, eager to hear the news of the day from Peanuts to Paul Krugman, loved music from Count Basie to Chopin, all subjects from space to sports, Laguna sunsets, fields of wildflowers, and a glass of lovely wine. "...and, when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine..." - Romeo and Juliet

Born: 6/3/1924, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Died: 5/31/2011, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Grant Sullivan's westerns - actor:
Pony Express (TV) - 1959-1960 (Brett Clark)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - 1961 (Beam, Dutch)

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