‘Planet of the Apes’ Actor Dies

Dec 22, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A character actor who appeared in a number of TV shows including “Planet of the Apes” has died. Deadline.com reports that Booth Colman died in his sleep Dec. 15. He was 91.

A Shakespeare expert who portrayed authority figures, Colman was known for his role as Dr. Zaius on the TV adaptation of “Planet of the Apes,” which aired on CBS in 1974. The role brought him invitations to appear at fan conventions for years, the story notes.

His other TV roles included “Gunsmoke,” “Hogan’s Heroes” and “Star Trek,” along with many other guest appearances. His film roles included his 1952 debut in “The Big Sky” and later roles in movies such as “Intolerable Cruelty.”

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