Douglas Dick, a former actor who held the distinction of being the last surviving cast member of Alfred Hitchcock's experimental Rope (1948), has died at 95. He passed away last month, but his death was only just now reported by his family.
Dick—that's an interesting name—made his film debut in The Searching Wind (1946). He was also in the major motion pictures Home of the Brave (1949), The Accused (1949) with Loretta Young and The Red Badge of Courage (1951), and many TV credits, including multiple appearances on Perry Mason (1957—1965).
His wife, the late Peggy Chantler Dick (1923—2001) was an early-TV pioneering writer on shows including Lassie (1957), Adventures of Superman (1955—1957) and The Eve Arden Show (1957—1958).
Dick retired from acting in 1971 and became a psychotherapist. A wildlife lover, he wished that in lieu of any flowers, donations be made to the National Audubon Society.
Just today, I was telling my trainer that a lot of celebrities who make it to the age of 95 die at 95. This is totally random and unscientific, but you're reading a blog so please don't feign surprise.