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‘All My Children’ thesp Keith dies

Stage vet was SAG's Gotham division prexy

SAG Gotham division president and national board member Larry Keith, who played lovable cad Nick Davis on ABC sudser “All My Children,” died of cancer July 17 in New York. He was 79.

Keith served on many SAG committees, including those on contract negotiations, and was a trustee of the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension and Health Plans.

He had a long career onstage, starting with the original Broadway production of “My Fair Lady” in 1962. He went on to play supporting characters in the 1997’s “Titanic” and 2004’s “Caroline, or Change.” Other Rialto credits include “High Spirits,” “I Had a Ball,” “The Best Laid Plans,” and “Gigi.” He had a long run on the “Cabaret” revival from 1998-2004.

Off Broadway he co-starred in “Southern Comforts” and appeared in “Only Kidding,” “Hurrah at Last,” “This Thing of Darkness” and more recently in the Actors Company Theater’s “Eccentricities of a Nightingale” and “Bedroom Farce.”

On TV Keith had a recurring role in NBC soap “Another World” and then ABC’s “All My Children,” from 1991-97 and was twice nommed for Daytime Emmys. In later years he guested on FX’s “Damages,” “Law and Order,” and “The Baxters.”

Survivors include a daughter and a granddaughter.

The funeral is set for 10 a.m. July 22 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76th St. (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), New York City.

Donations may be made in Keith’s name to the Actors Fund of America, 729 Seventh Ave. New York, NY 10019.

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