Ron Faber, who appeared on Broadway on the first Monday of October in 1970 with Henry Fonda and Irene Pappas in Medea, died on March 26 in New York after a two-month battle with lung cancer, a publicist announced. He is 90 years old. Faber was born in Milwaukee on February 16, 1933. While studying business at Marquette University, he landed a job doing a children’s show on the radio.
He joined the Marquette Players and later the Buren Players. Eva Le Gallien went to see his performance thereafter his direction. Prominent actress and producer. He was awarded a scholarship after directing at the Lucille Lortel White Barn Theater in Westport, Connecticut. He continued his professional career there. Jim Wilhelm, Veteran Theatrical Agent, Dies at 68 Ginny Newhart, wife of Bob Newhart, dies at 82. Robert Crutchfield, veteran TV publicity executive, dies at 85.
In 1981 he appeared in Wallace Shawn’s play The Hotel at Mama Experimental Theater Club. It also has a cast of 70 people. It was called “an unspeakably insane theatrical stunt” by Frank Rich in The New York Times. Faber received an Obie and Drama Desk Award in 1972 for his shaved head as a political prisoner in Fernando Arrabal’s grim drama about the Spanish Civil War, And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers.
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Happy Days at Cherry Lane Theater Troilus and Cressida at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre; Lucky Stiff and Stonewall Jackson’s House at Playwrights Horizons, Times and Appetites of Toulouse Lautrec, The Beauty Part and Tunnel Fever at the American Place Theatre. The Exorcist (1973), The Guernica Tree (1975), The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977), Soup for One (1982).
Calling Bobcat (2000) and Navy SEALs (1990) add to Faber’s onscreen resume. and episodes of Law & Order, Kozak, and The Edge of Night. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, and children Hart, Raymond, and Elise.