Actor Crowden Dies At 87

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Scottish actor Graham Crowden has died at the age of 87.
The star, best known for his role as a sprightly retiree in beloved British sitcom Waiting for God, passed away on Tuesday (19Oct10) after suffering a short illness. No more details were available as WENN went to press.
His actress daughter Sarah has paid tribute to her father, saying, "His legacy lives on. He did so much work that there's something of his on almost all the time somewhere in the world."
Crowden, who was married to actress Phyllida Hewat, began his career on the stage, but made his way into TV in the 1950s with roles in David Copperfield and The Adventures of Robin Hood.
He famously turned down the title role in cult U.K. sci-fi show Doctor Who in 1974, which eventually went to Tom Baker.
Crowden later became a household name in the U.K. starring in TV shows such as A Very Peculiar Practice and Waiting for God.
He appeared in more than 30 films throughout his long-running career and was last seen on the big screen in 2003's Calendar Girls.
Crowden is survived by his wife and four children.


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