Joseph Holland, a distinguished stage actor, died in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 28 of heart failure. He was 84.
Holland graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in 1934. During a long stage career, he worked with such luminaries of U.S. theater as Katharine Cornell, Joseph Cotton, Jane Cowl, Leslie Howard and Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
Along with Orson Welles, he was a founding member of the Mercury Theater, where he played the title role in “Julius Caesar” (1937).
Film credits include 20th Century Fox’s “Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!” with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (1958). He joined the Players in New York in 1938.
He is survived by Vincent Newton, his companion of 59 years. No memorial services were planned.