Kenneth (Kent) Edwards, 75, died Aug. 7 in Miami after a three-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Edwards career in showbiz began in Hollywood in the early ’40s. His first outing was a children’s show, “Sis-Boom-Bah.” He later starred in the Hollywood Playhouse production of “Thank You, Columbus.”
His greatest success was a featured role in “Song of Norway,” the first original show performed by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Civic Light Opera, which ran until 1946. Edwards also appeared with Milton Berle in “Spring in Brazil.” Though not a critical success, show was featured in Shubert theaters throughout the country.
Survived by two sons, Gary and Robert.