Robert W. Stone

Longtime stage, film and television actor Robert W. Stone, known professionally as Robinson Stone, died May 11 from cancer in New York. He was 81.

Stone appeared in numerous Broadway and stage productions including “Othello” with Paul Robeson and Uta Hagen, “Cyrano De Bergerac” with Jose Ferrer, “Macbeth” with Michael Redgrave and “20th Century” with Gloria Swanson.

In film, Stone is remembered for his role as Joey in “Stalag 17,” starring William Holden.

He also made numerous TV appearances on shows including “The Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “The Sid Ceasar Show.”

Stone spent his later years as an English teacher at Fordham U. While there, he came out of theatrical retirement to play Brabantio in a university production of “Othello,” where he co-stared with student Denzel Washington, who was making his second stage appearance.

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