DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Ed Gilbert (aged 67)
Actor and biologist
Ed Gilbert (born Edmund Francis Giesbert on June 29, 1931 – May 8, 1999) was an American actor, with extensive credits in both live action roles and voice work in animation, although he was better known for the latter. He is also credited, under his birth name, with research in entomology and the discovery of new beetle species.
During the 1960s, Gilbert appeared on television series such as The Gallant Men, Combat!, The Rogues and Mannix. In 1966, he guest starred as Robert Cramer on four episodes of Ben Casey. He is well known as Fenton Hardy on the 1970s television series The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
DEATH: He died on May 8, 1999 of lung cancer. His interment was at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary in Newhall, California.