DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dolph Sweet (aged 64)
Adolphus Jean Sweet (July 18, 1920 – May 8, 1985) was an American actor, credited with nearly 60 television and film roles as well as several roles in stage productions.
Through the 1970s he was much in demand, with roles in films such as Colossus: The Forbin Project(1970), The Out-of-Towners (1970), The New Centurions (1972), Fear Is the Key (1972), Sisters(1972), Cops and Robbers (1973), The Lords of Flatbush (1974), Amazing Grace (1974), The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), Which Way Is Up? (1977), Go Tell the Spartans (1978), Heaven Can Wait (1978) and The Wanderers (1979). In addition to film roles, he also had guest starring roles on Little House on the Prairie and Mrs. Columbo. He had a notable role as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover in the 1978 television miniseries King, based on the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
DEATH: Sweet died of stomach cancer at Tarzana Hospital in Tarzana, California on May 8, 1985. His widow, Iris Braun, survived him. His remains were cremated.