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Ed Kemmer

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Actor Ed Kemmer, who played Cmdr. Buzz Corry on the 1950s children’s TV show “Space Patrol,” died November 9 in New York after suffering a stroke. He was 84.

“Space Patrol” chronicled the adventures of Corry, who fought intergalactic villains of the 30th century while flying around in his Terra V spacecraft with comic sidekick Cadet Happy.

The series, which also spawned a radio version, ran from 1950 to 1955 and was broadcast live on ABC as a weekly half-hour program.

He later switched to playing bad guys with appearances on shows including “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke” and “Maverick.” He moved to New York in 1964 and spent the next 19 years starring regularly on soap operas such as “The Edge of Night,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children” and “Guiding Light.”

Kemmer spent 11 months in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II after his P-51 fighter plane was shot down over France in 1944. He and others in the POW camp staged plays, and after the war he studied acting.

Kemmer is survived by his wife of 35 years, former actress Fran Sharon, and three children.

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