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Entertainment Philip McKeon Dies: Child Actor Of TV’s ‘Alice’ Was 55

02:40  11 december  2019
02:40  11 december  2019 Source:   deadline.com

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Philip McKeon , a former child actor best known for playing the son on the CBS sitcom “ Alice ,” died on Tuesday morning in a hospital in Texas. He was 55 . A family spokesman, Jeff Ballard, said he died after a long illness, which he declined to specify. From 1976 to 1985, Mr. McKeon , the older brother

He was 55 . The actor died Tuesday morning in Texas following a longtime illness, family spokesman Jeff Ballard confirmed to Variety. McKeon played the role of Tommy Hyatt on “ Alice ” from 1976 to 1985. Following that, he appeared in several other TV shows including the NBC crime drama “CHiPs

Philip McKeon, the former child actor who played young Tommy Hyatt on the 1976-85 CBS sitcom Alice, died today in Texas after a long illness. The elder brother of Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon, was 55.

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His death was announced by family spokesman Jeff Ballard.

“We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil’s passing,” Ballard said in a statement. “His wonderful sense of humor, kindness and loyalty will be remembered by all who crossed his path in life.”

McKeon would go on to appear in such TV series as The Love Boat, Amazing Stories and Favorite Son but is best known for his first role as the precocious son of Linda Lavin’s title character in Alice. Alice was the TV adaptation of Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974); the Tommy Hyatt role was played in the film by Alfred Lutter, who reprised the role in the Alice pilot.

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Philip McKeon , the former child actor best known for his role on the CBS sitcom " Alice ," died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. He was 55 .

Philip McKeon , who was known for his role as a child actor on Alice , has died at 55 . The family spokesman, Jeff Ballard, confirmed that McKeon died on Tuesday in Texas after battling a longtime illness. “We are all beyond heartbroken and devastated over Phil ’ s passing

McKeon also had small roles on the big screen in films including Sandman, Red Surf and 976-EVIL II.

He also appeared on TV game shows including The Hollywood Squares and The $100,000 Pyramid and later worked for 10 years in the news department at Los Angeles radio outlet KFWB-AM. He then moved to Wimberly, Texas, where he spent the past several years hosting a local radio show.

McKeon is survived by mother Barbara and sister Nancy.

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