Highland Park, Illinois, USA
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Pasadena, California, USA
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The Brady Bunch
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Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American stage and television actor. Reed spent much of his childhood in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and later studied Shakespeare in college. He was educated at Northwestern University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and later transferred to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London. He first gained fame in the early 1960s for starring along with E. G. Marshall in the television drama series The Defenders from 1961 to 1965. He gained his greatest fame as the father, Mike Brady, on the sitcom The Brady Bunch, on which he appeared from 1969 to 1974. After the end of The Brady Bunch in 1974, Reed acted on the stage and made many guest star appearances on other television shows and television movies, including Pray for the Wildcats. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of a doctor who wants to undergo a sex-change operation in a two-part episode of Medical Center in 1975. Reed also appeared in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots. He also guest starred on Wonder Woman, playing the Falcon. Other notable guest appearances include: Hawaii Five-O, Charlie`s Angels, Galactica 1980, Vega$, and Murder, She Wrote for at least three appearances.
Reed was briefly married to Marilyn Rosenberg (1957-1959). The couple had one daughter, Caroline Reed, who was born in 1958. Caroline had a small role in an episode of The Brady Bunch entitled "The Slumber Caper." Her character`s name was Karen and she is credited as "Carolyn Reed". This episode also reunited Reed with his co-star from The Defenders, E. G. Marshall. Reed felt that his career required him to be secretive about his homosexuality. Several of his male partners have since stated that he threatened them after sex, because he wanted his homosexuality to remain hidden. Reed died in 1992, in Pasadena, California, from colon and bladder cancer; he was suffering from AIDS at the time. He was cremated and his ashes are interred in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Illinois.
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John Robert Rietz
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Central High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1950
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Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor, and television director.
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Deceased||Robert Reed passed away on 12th May 1992 aged 59.|||
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