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Terry Frost, 86, actor in films, TV and on stage, died March 1 in Los Angeles from heart failure.

Born in Minnesota, he started out in vaudeville and came to Hollywood in the 1930s.

Over the next three decades he freelanced at various studios, including Republic, Columbia, Monogram, Universal and RKO, appearing in more than 130 films, most of them westerns.

He had roles in numerous Gene Autry films, including “Silver Canyon,””Valley of Fire,””Barbed Wire” and “Winning of the West.”

Other features include “The Threat,””Louisa,””Calamity Jane,””The Far Country ,””The Spoilers,””Ten Wanted Men,””Top Secret Affair,””The FBI Story” and “Ada.”

Frost also appeared in 35 stage productions and more than 200 TV shows, including a regular role on the series “Highway Patrol.”

For a time Frost was also exective director of drama at Patricia Stevens Career Colleges of L.A. and Pasadena.

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Survived by wife, actress Marion Callahan Frost, daughter, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.