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Archie Lang
Born (1920-07-14)July 14, 1920
Chicago, Illinois
Died February 17, 2016(2016-02-17) (aged 95)
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978–96
Partner(s) Georgietta Raikes
Children 2

Archie L. Lang (July 14, 1920 – February 17, 2016) was an American actor known for Going Berserk, Reform School Girls, Blow Out, Jinxed, and Bonanza: The Return.

Early lifeEdit

Lang was born in 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to Archie and Gladys Lang.[1] He had 4 siblings.[2] Lang graduated from St. Benedict's College.[1] He received a master's degree in music from Columbia University in New York City.[1] Lang entered the United States Navy during World War II.[1]

CareerEdit

Lang started his career as a singer in the Holiday Ice Review.[2] He was the television announcer and program host for WKRP in Cincinnati.[2] Lang produced the nationally renowned Ruth Page version of The Nutcracker for the Chicago Tribune Charities.[2] He guest starred in many television programs including Benson, The Incredible Hulk, The Love Boat, Knots Landing, Three's Company, Love Street, and Early Edition. Lang was in several theatre productions including Michael Nesmith's Elephant Parts which won a Grammy Award at the 24th ceremony.[2][3] He was in the made-for-TV-movies Baby Comes Home, Children of Divorce, Seduced, and Bonanza: The Return. He was in several films including Jinxed, Blow Out, Reform School Girls , and Going Berserk. Lang performed at the Arie Crown Theatre for 25 years.[2]

Personal life and deathEdit

Lang was with Georgietta Raikes for more than 20 years.[1] He had one daughter (Denise) and one son (Michael).[1] Lang died on February 17, 2016, at aged 95 in Kensington Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Blow Out Mixer Thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma.[4]
1982 Jinxed Tahoe Second Monitor Comedy-drama film directed by Don Siegel.[5]
1983 Going Berserk Man with Bag Comedy film directed by David Steinberg.[6]
1986 Monster in the Closet TV Newscaster Horror comedy directed and written by Bob Dahlin.[7]
Reform School Girls Judge Written and directed by Tom DeSimone.[8]
1993 Dream Lover Judge #1 Erotic drama film written and directed by Nicholas Kazan.[9]

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978–82 WKRP in Cincinnati Television announcer and program host Contract role
1979 Benson Guest Episode: "The President's Double" (S 1:Ep 3)
The Incredible Hulk Justice of the Peace Episode: "My Favorite Magician" (S 3:Ep 5)
Kate Loves a Mystery Jim Foster Episode: "Off the Record" (S 2:Ep 3)
1980 Baby Comes Home Delivery Room Doctor Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Waris Hussein.[10]
Children of Divorce Judge Hammond Made-for-TV-Movie directed and screenplay by Joanna Lee.[11]
The Love Boat Minister Episode: "She Stole His Heart/Return of the Captain's Brother/Swag and Mag" (S 4:Ep 9)
1981 The Waltons Buck Vernon Episode: "The Victims" (S 9:Ep16)
Golden Gate Guest Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Paul Wendkos.[12]
Dallas Senator Lee Episode: "The Big Shut Down" (S 5:Ep 6)
Knots Landing Harvey Franklin Episode: "Knots Landing" (S 3:Ep 5)
1982 King's Crossing Principal Episode: "Keepers Of The Ring (Pilot)" (S 1:Ep 1)
Bring 'Em Back Alive Well-To-Do-Man Episode: "There's One Born Every Minute" (S 1:Ep 3)
1983 Three's Company Barry Episode: "Now You See It, Now You Don't" (S 8:Ep 10)
1984 Simon & Simon Minister Episode: "Dear Lovesick" (S 3:Ep 14)
1985 A Reason to Live Mike Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Peter Levin.[13]
Seduced Executive Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Jerrold Freedman.[14]
Murder, She Wrote Minister Episode: "Funeral at Fifty-mile" (S 1:Ep 22)
Highway to Heaven Doctor Episode: "The Smile in the Third Row" (S 2:Ep 8)
1986 The A-Team Mr. Maitland Episode: "Beneath the Surface" (S 4:19)
1989 Growing Pains Minister Episode: "Mike and Julie's Wedding" (S 5:Ep 2)
1989–90 Dallas Senator Lee Recurring
1990 Life Goes On Henry Mifflin Episode: "The Spring Fling" (S 1:Ep 22)
1993 Bonanza: The Return Dr. Green Made-for-TV-Movie sequel to both the 1959–1973 television series Bonanza and the 1988 made-for-TV-Movie Bonanza: The Next Generation directed by Jerry Jameson.[15]
Harts of the West Frank Episode: "Jake's Brother: (S 1:Ep 8)
1994 Love Street Older Tucker Episode: "Hope's Creek" (S 2:Ep 9)
The Enemy Within Priest HBO Made-for-TV-Movie remake of the 1964 film Seven Days in May directed by Jonathan Darby.[16]
1996 Early Edition Frank Episode: "The Wrong Man" (S 1:Ep 10)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "RIP Archie Lang". Western Boot Hill. United States: Blogger. February 18, 2016. http://westernboothill.blogspot.com/2016/02/rip-archie-lang.htm. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Archie L. Lang Obituary". Legacy.com. Evanston, Illinois: Great Hill Partners LLC. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thenewsenterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=177765926. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  3. "24th Annual GRAMMY Awards". Grammy.com. February 24, 1982. http://www.grammy.com/awards/24th-annual-grammy-awards. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  4. "Blow Out". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/69185/Blow-Out/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  5. "Jinxed". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/17614/Jinxed-/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  6. "Going Berserk". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/76582/Going-Berserk/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  7. "Monster in the Closet". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/83890/Monster-in-the-Closet/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  8. "Reform School Girls". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/87918/Reform-School-Girls/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  9. "Dream Lover". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/73614/Dream-Lover/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  10. "Baby Comes Home". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/24561/Baby-Comes-Home/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  11. "Children of Divorce". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/459855/Children-of-Divorce/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  12. "Golden Gate". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/468719/Golden-Gate/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  13. "A Reason to Live". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/23963/Reason-To-Live-A/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  14. "Seduced". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/477832/Seduced/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  15. "Bonanza: The Return". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/456057/Bonanza-The-Return/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  16. "The Enemy Within". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/412776/Enemy-Within/. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 

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