( b. Aug 12, 1925 Valdosta, Georgia, USA - d. Mar 04, 2015 Woodland Hills, California, USA ) Male
Born in Valdosta, Georgia, Emory Bass fell in love with the stage at age 6 with his first performance, playing a green elf. After graduating with a degree in journalism he spent two years at Barter Theatre in Virginia before heading to New York.
Bass began his career with a tour of the play Glad Tidings with Tallulah Bankhead, who remained a friend for life. Other tours included Everybody Loves Opal with Nancy Walker, Time Out for Ginger with Art Carney and Woman of the Year with Lauren Bacall.
On Broadway he appeared in Teahouse of the August Moon, Pay Joey, Can Can, Irene with Debbie Reynolds as well as 1776 (and the subsequent film adaptation).
Abroad he starred in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and he made Off Broadway appearances in revivals of By Jupiter, The Boys From Syracuse, Lysistrata and Terrence McNally's Bad Habits.
On television Bass recurred as Phipps on the sitcom "Angie" and he guested on shows including "Hart to Hart," "Mr. Belvedere," "Webster" and "Murder, She Wrote." He was also the voice Discover Card for three years.
Source: Variety.com obituary
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