Actor, director and writer Bob Delegall died March 21 in Venice, Calif. of prostate cancer. He was 60.
Delegall’s acting career began with the Philadelphia Freedom Theater and in New York and regional theater.
His work included the lead in “The Basic Training of Pavlov Hummel” at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater, “Sizwe Bansi is Dead” and “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” at the Baltimore Center Stage.
On TV, he appeared in shows including Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Jane Doe” series, “The Agency,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Hunter,” “Matlock”, “Good Times” and “Bonanza.” He also appeared in feature films including “The Presidio” and “Sparkle.”
As an acting coach, his clients included Gregory Hines, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Michael O’Keefe and Tyra Banks. He also taught acting at East Lost Angeles College.
He was a graduate Directing Fellow of the American Film Institute.
He produced and directed episodes of “The Gregory Hines Show” for CBS, and directed the Showtime series “Linc’s.” He wrote and directed plays for Los Angeles theaters including the East West Players, The Actor’s Playhouse, The Odyssey and the Los Angeles Actors Theater.
He is survived by his wife Fran Saperstein, a producer/manager; daughter Jewel, a dancer and son Eric Saperstein.