Larry Storch, the actor most famous for bringing F Troop’s Corporal Agarn to life, has died just six months shy of his 100th birthday.
The actor’s passing was announced by his official Facebook page.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you the news our beloved Larry passed away in his sleep overnight,” the message reads. “We are shocked and at a loss for words at the moment. Please remember he loved each and every one of you and wouldn’t want you to cry over his passing. He is reunited with his wife Norma and his beloved F Troop cast and so many friends and family.”
As an expert in accents and mimicry, Larry Storch did a as much voice work as he did performing in front of the camera. Oftwn he was merely credited as additional voices. He was the Joker before Mark Hamill, voicing the Clown Prince of crime in The Batman/Superman Hour and again in Scooby-Doo Meets Batman. His other famous voice role was as Uncle Drac in the Groovy Ghoulies, a role he reprised in Sabrina, the Teenaged Witch. He also voiced Sabrina’s Aunt Hagatha in the same show. Storch provided voices for Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp, The Brady Kids, Out of the Inkwell, and many others,
Storch was nominated for an Emmy for the role of Corporal Agarn, but he also costarred in another show with his F Troop costar Forrest Tucker. It was the Saturday morning live-action The Ghost Busters (no relation to the 1984 movie).
Larry Storch was best known for his TV performances. His movies included Funny Valentine, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington, The Great Bank Robbery, Forty Pounds of Trouble, and Airport 1975.
Larry Storch was predeceased by his wife Norma Storch, whom he had married in 1961, She died of cancer in 2003. She provided him with stepdaughters, director/producer June Cross and actress Lynda Gravatt, as well as daughter Candace Herman. Larry Storch was born January 8, 1923, in New York City, NY. He served honorably in the US Navy during WWII.
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