The tv actor Edd Byrnes died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Initially only supposed to appear in the pilot, he became best known for his work on TV’s 77 Sunset Strip after he was signed as a regular cast member due to popular demand.
He married Asa Maynor in 1962 and they had one child together.
In the days when I was the big hero, the money wasn’t much. Nobody made anything on television in those days.
I don’t envy young actors.
It was hard to admit I had a problem when I still had money, property, prestige. How can I have a problem when I’m driving my new Mercedes, and it’s paid for, and I have a house at Malibu?
I went to Yugoslavia to make a movie. People saw me there and asked me to do a movie in Germany. And that led to a movie in Italy. Before I knew it, I was in Europe for most of the next 10 years.
Madeleine Albright introduced herself to me. I talked to Henry Kissinger and Barbara Walters. And I asked Peter Jennings to write a note of encouragement to my son, Logan, a news anchor at the ABC affiliate in Palm Springs.