Peter Turgeon

Born:Boyd Higginson Turgeon
December 25, 1919 in New York, New York, USA
Died:October 6, 2000 (age 80) in Stony Brook, New York, USA

Peter Turgeon was the third actor to play Dr. Dave Woodard in the original Dark Shadows

Peter Turgeon, an actor, writer and director, died on Oct. 6 at the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook. He was 80 and lived in Amagansett, N.Y.

Mr. Turgeon began his theatrical career in 1940, playing one of the Day family children in a touring production of ''Life With Father.'' After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned to the stage in 1946 in the road company of the Broadway revue ''Call Me Mister.'' He also appeared in ''Inside U. S. A. '' with Beatrice Lillie and Jack Haley, ''The Beggar's Opera'' with Shirley Jones, ''A Thurber Carnival'' with Tom Ewell and ''Little Me'' with Sid Caesar.

His theatrical credits also included ''Brigadoon'' and ''The Tender Trap.'' In addition, Mr. Turgeon appeared in many television commercials and dramas. His films included ''Airport'' and ''Dear Heart.''

In later years, he worked as writer, director and actor at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., and at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton, N.Y., where he adapted, jointly directed and starred with Peggy Cass in ''Hail Thurber!'' in 1984.

He is survived by a son, Paul, of New York; a daughter, Wendy, of St. James, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.


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