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Chad Everett, Star Of “Medical Center” Dies At 75

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Actor Chad Everett arrives at the premiere of "Break" at the Crest Theater July 10, 2008 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Actor Chad Everett arrives at the premiere of “Break” at the Crest Theater July 10, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD (AP) – Chad Everett, the star of the 1970s TV series “Medical Center” which earned him two Golden Globe Awards and Emmy nominations, has died. He went on to appear in such films and shows as “Mulholland Drive” and “Melrose Place”. Chad Everett was 75.

He’d been suffering with lung cancer for the past year and a half.

He was born Raymon Lee Cramton in 1936, in South Bend, Indiana.

He graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn and went on to graduate from Wayne University. When Everett went to Hollywood he signed a contract with Warner Brothers Studio.

His acting career spanned more than 40 years and included guest starring roles on such TV series as “The Love Boat,” ”Murder, She Wrote” and “Without A Trace.” He most recently appeared in the TV series “Castle.” His films credits include “The Jigsaw Murders,” ”The Firechasers” and director Gus Van Sant’s “Psycho.”

Everett is survived by his two daughters and six grandchildren. He was married to actress Shelby Grant for 45 years until her death last year.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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