Edward Mulhare

Edward Mulhare, the Irish actor who gained fame in America as Capt. Daniel Gregg in the 1960s television series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” opposite Hope Lange, died Saturday. He was 74.

Mulhare, a tall, sandy-haired actor known for his clipped British-trained accent, died in Los Angeles of lung cancer, said spokeswoman Pegge Forrest.

Mulhare performed in the 1980s television series “Knight Rider” as Devon Miles, a mentor to the lead character played by David Hasselhoff. His final television appearance was with Hasselhoff in “Baywatch Nights.”

Mulhare had a lengthy acting career that began in Ireland at age 19 and took him to Broadway and on national tours of plays and musicals.

He first performed in London in “Othello,” starring Orson Welles and directed by Laurence Olivier at the St. James Theater in 1951. He was signed to play a starring role in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway from 1957 to 1960.

He starred in “The Devil’s Advocate” and “Mary, Mary” on Broadway, and later starred in “The Sound of Music” for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. He toured nationally with such shows as “Camelot,” “My Fair Lady” and “Deathtrap” with lifelong friend Anne Rogers.

They last appeared together in 1991 in “A Christmas Carol” at the Center Theater in Long Beach.

His television credits included appearances on “Murder, She Wrote,” “MacGyver,” “Outer Limits” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

On the bigscreen, his credits included roles in “Von Ryan’s Express,” “Eye of the Devil,” “Caprice” and “Our Man Flint.” He also will appear in the upcoming “Out to Sea” with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.

Mulhare is survived by two brothers, Thomas and John, in County Cork, Ireland.

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