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Hedley Mattingly dead at 83

Veteran character actor

British character actor Hedley Mattingly, who appeared in numerous TV shows and a few films during the 1960s, died Tuesday of cancer in Encino. He was 83.

Born in London, Mattingly acted in various Shakespearean productions before the advent of World War II. During the war, he served in the Royal Air Force and later became the Front of House manager at the Theatre Royal, Windsor.

During the 1950s, he and his wife immigrated to Canada, where he appeared in TV dramas for the Canadian Broadcasting Co.

During the 1960s, they moved to Hollywood, where he worked for such directors as William Wyler, Alfred Hitchcock, Norman Jewison, Charles Jarrott and Carl Reiner.

Film credits included “Torn Curtain,” “The Collector,” “All of Me” and “The Thrill of It All.”

His TV work includes “Daktari” and “The Travels of Jamie McPheeters.”

He is survived by his wife, Barbara and a son.

Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Old North Church, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

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