Andy Griffith Present, Younger Marrieds Youngster Actor Was 69 – The Hollywood Reporter

Pat Rosson, a son and grandson of cinematographers who appeared on The Andy Griffith PresentThe Twilight Zone and the cleaning soap opera The Younger Marrieds as a toddler actor within the Nineteen Sixties, has died. He was 69.

Rosson died April 28 of a coronary heart assault in Los Angeles, his daughter, Maria Delilah Rosson, informed The Hollywood Reporter.

On “Runaway Child,” which premiered in November 1960 because the sixth episode of CBS’ The Andy Griffith Present, Rosson performed George “Tex” Foley, whose circumstances train Opie (Ron Howard) a lesson about belief and preserving guarantees.

A month later, he appeared on CBS’ The Twilight Zone on the season two episode “The Evening of the Meek,” which starred Artwork Carney as a down-on-his-luck division retailer Santa Claus.

On ABC’s The Younger Marrieds from 1965-66, Rosson portrayed Jerry Karr, a teenager in the course of a custody battle between his organic mom, Susan Garrett (Peggy McCay), and his adoptive mom, actress Lena Gilroy (Norma Connolly).

Rosson was born in Los Angeles on July 20, 1952. His late youthful brother, Eddie Rosson (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad WorldCamp Runamuck), additionally was a toddler actor.

Their father, Edward Rosson, served because the cinematographer on White Lightning (1973) and Love at First Chunk (1979), and their mom, Lili Rosson, was an actress who had small elements in North by NorthwestSome Got here Working and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Their grandfather, Harold Rosson, was the five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer recognized for his work on The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Singin’ within the Rain (1952).

Pat Rosson with one other youngster actor and Artwork Carney on the 1960 ‘Twilight Zone’ episode “The Evening of the Meek”

Courtesy Rosson household

Pat Rosson additionally teamed with Frank Sinatra (and a bunch of different youngsters) to belt out “Excessive Hopes” on tv in 1959 and appeared together with his godfather, actor Paul Picerni, on The Untouchables in 1962.

He additionally was on Dennis the MenaceBen CaseyMy Three SonsHazel and The Munsters (with a walkie-talkie on the 1965 episode “If a Martian Solutions, Grasp Up”) and within the movies The Great World of The Brothers Grimm (1962) and Johnny Cool (1963).

He later attended Notre Dame Excessive Faculty in Sherman Oaks and labored in actual property.

Along with his daughter, survivors embody his spouse, Ruth; sister Christa; nephews Troy and Tobey; and niece Sophie.

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