Laurence Haddon, TV Character Actor, Dead at 90

Playing a gay man in a 70s soap opera was a landmark role


He had a landmark role as a gay man on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and played recurring characters on such shows as "Dallas," "Lou Grant" and "Knots Landing."

Laurence Haddon, a busy character actor who appeared on dozens of TV series like Dallas, Lou Grant and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman during his four-decade career, has died. He was 90.