July 7, 2004 by

Bernard Grant

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Categories: Actors, Hollywood, Media, Military

Bernard Grant, a fixture on daytime television in the 1960s and ’70s, died on June 30 from complications of lymphoma and pneumonia. He was 83.
The New York native was bitten by the acting bug in his youth. He studied drama at the American Theater Wing and performed in church groups and neighborhood theatres. Grant was working as a radio announcer on WPAT-AM in New York when World War II began. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, served for three years and reached the rank of sergeant.
Upon his return to civilian life, Grant acted in numerous radio plays before making the transition to television. He spent more than a decade playing Dr. Paul Fletcher on the soap opera, “The Guiding Light,” then portrayed Duke Manson on “The Edge of Night” and Steve Burke on “One Life to Life.”
In later years, Grant provided the dubbed voice in English translations of foreign films. He also appeared in guest shots on TV shows like “Barney Miller,” “All in the Family” and “Law & Order.” Grant is survived by his wife, actress Joyce Gordon, and their two children.

One Response to Bernard Grant

  1. Kurt J. Wayne

    I just got through listening to a program which aired in 1981 on the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre called “Pie in the sky”.
    The play was set around the turn of the century, and opened with an ostensibly retired college professor on the porch with his wife, who obviously were still quite in love with one another. To the tune of Irving Berlin’s “Another slice of pie” (“Trouble’s just a bubble, and the clouds will soon go by, so let’s have another cup of coffee, and let’s have another slice of pie.”) the professor reminesced about how he would have been a “billionaire…a trillionaire” had he followed the advice of a fellow professor who mysteriously seemed to know stocks of the future to invest in, such as automobile manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and electric companies.
    In it Grant played both a doctor (in some of those plays the actors played dual roles) and (primarily) the other mysterious college professor.
    He wasn’t on the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre very often, but did well in this play. I only hope he, his wife and his family were as happy in life as the retired college professor was in the play, and that he’s with God right now.

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