Frank Kreigenhofer, best remembered as the male comedy lead in Broadway’s “Follow the Girls” and for his numerous appearances in films and TV shows, died of natural causes in Los Angeles Dec. 2, 1997. He was 82. His family only recently reported the death.

Kreigenhofer was born in New York City in 1915. He starred in many stage productions, including “Kiss Me Kate,” “Anything Goes,” “Susan,” “Goodnite Ladies,” and “What’s Up.”

He also appeared in numerous films for most of the studios in Hollywood. In addition, he appeared on TV shows such as “Ben Casey,” “Hazel,” “Route 66,” “Superman,” and “Gunsmoke.”

Kreigenhofer is survived by a sister, four children, and seven grandchildren.