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Richard Davies

Richard Davies, actor-singer known as one of Fred Astaire’s aviator friends in “The Sky’s the Limit,” died Saturday of a heart attack in Weaverville, Calif. He was 80.

Davies landed a studio contract at Universal Studios in 1941, debuting in a small role in “Unfinished Business.”

Subsequent roles were in the films “Behind the Eight Ball,””Give Out, Sisters ,””Private Buckaroo,””Eagle Squadron,””Don’t Get Personal,””Road Agent,””Top Sergeant” and “Strictly in the Groove.”

Switching to RKO, he had parts in “The Iron Major” and “The Falcon in Danger.” He also appeared in the musical “Swingin’ in a Rainbow” and “Married Too Young.”

Davies television credits include “The Ann Sothern Show.”

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; a son, documentary producer-director Richard B. Davies; a stepdaughter, Margo Duffy; and a grandson, Richie Davies.

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