Don Draper

Don Draper, 62, actor, died Dec. 17 in Los Angeles of AIDS.

A veteran of stage, film and tv, Draper appeared on Broadway in “Advise And Consent,” “Madame, Will You Walk,” “Coriolanus” and “Eye For An Eye.”

At the Kennedy Center, he appeared with James Mason in “Partridge In A Pear Tree” and was featured in the national companies of “The Best Man” and “Don’t Drink The Water,” as well as a national tour of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof with Sandy Dennis and Mercedes McCambridge.

He acted in off-Broadway productions, including “The Importance Of Being Earnest” and “Nightride.” He also worked in regional theaters, frequently at the Long Wharf Theater in Connecticut.

Draper’s films included Penelope Spheeris’ “The Boys Next Door,” “Moving” with Richard Pryor, “The Last Fling” and “Caddyshack II.”

On tv, Draper appeared in “Who’s The Boss?” “Newhart,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Married… With Children” and “Sister Kate.” Telefilms included “Hoover,” “Gideon’s Trumpet” with Henry Fonda and “Huey Long.”

Survived by two brothers.

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