Actor Chad Everett Dies, Star Of Long-Running TV Medical Drama

Jul 25, 2012

Chad Everett, the strikingly handsome actor best known for portraying a thoughtful surgeon in a 1970s medical drama has died. Everett won two Golden Globe nominations for playing Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center.

It aired from 1969 through 1976, one of the longest running medical shows on TV, according to Hollywood Reporter, which said Everett also owned 15% of the series.

Everett's career spanned about four decades, and stretched from The Dakotas, a television western from the early sixties, to February of this year, when he appeared in an episode of Castle, a crime drama.

His daughter, Katherine Thorpe, told the AP her father had suffered from lung cancer over the past year and a half.

Everett appeared in a myriad of television shows including Murder She Wrote, Love Boat and Without A Trace, notes the AP. The report adds his unforgettable film role came in Mulholland Drive in which he's "a lothario who engages in a steamy audition with a young ingeneue portrayed by Naomi Watts".

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