David Hedison RIP

US actor David Hedison passed away on 18 July 2019, aged 92 years. Hedison will best be remembered by television fans as Captain Lee Crane in Irwin Allen’s Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

Edison began his acting career at Brown University, on Rhode Island and in 1951 he was given a Barter Theatre Award for most promising young actor. His work on the New York stage included an appearance in Much Ado About Nothing in 1952, and in 1957 under contract to 20th Century Fox he made his movie debut in the classic war film The Enemy Below starring Robert Mitchum.

In 1964, Irwin Allen offered Hedison the role of Captain Lee Crane in the television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, co-starring with Richard Basehart. .

During the 70s and 80s, Hedison appeared in Cannon, Wonder Woman, Benson, Charlie’s Angels, Hart to Hart, T.J. Hooker, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy and The Love Boat. Among other TV appearances he played the regular character of Roger Langdon in the soap style drama series The Colbys. His last regular role was that of Arthur Hendricks in the daytime soap The Young and the Restless.