Larry Storch Dies

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Larry Storch was a comedic character actor who was best known for playing Corporal Randolph Agarn on “F-Troop”. He was born, on January 8, 1923, in New York City, his dad was a realtor, and his mom was a telephone operator, both were observant Jews. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx with Don Adams (Get Smart), who remained his lifelong friend. Due to the depression he never finished high school but instead became a comedian for $12 a week.

During World War II he was in the United States Navy where he was shipmates with Tony Curtis on the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19)[1].

Storch was in movies like “The Prince Who Was a Thief” (1951), “Gun Fever” (1958), “Who Was That Lady?” (1960), “40 Pounds of Trouble” (1962), “Captain Newman, M.D.” (1963), “Wild and Wonderful” (1964), “Sex and the Single Girl” (1964), and “The Great Race” (1965), all starring Tony Curtis.

Other Larry Storch Films

Movie Title (Year) Starring or other notes

  • The Last Blitzkrieg (1959) Van Johnson
  • Bus Riley’s Back in Town (1965) Ann-Margret and Michael Parks
  • A Very Special Favor (1965) Rock Hudson and Leslie Caron
  • That Funny Feeling (1965) Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Donald O’Connor
  • The Great Bank Robbery (1969) Zero Mostel. Kim Novak,
    Clint Walker, Claude Akins
  • The Monitors (1969) Second City comedy troupe
  • Hard Frame (1970) Burt Reynolds, Melvyn Douglas, and Suzanne Pleshette
  • Journey Back to Oz (1972) voice – Filmation
  • Treasure Island (1973) voice – Filmation
  • Oliver Twist (1974) voice – Filmation
  • Airport 1975 (1974) Charlton Heston, Karen Black, George Kennedy
  • The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977) Joey Heatherton
  • Record City (1978) Ed Begley Jr.
  • Without Warning (1980) Jack Palance, Martin Landau
  • S.O.B. (1981) Blake Edwards
  • Fake-Out (1982) Pia Zadora
  • Sweet Sixteen (1983) Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg
  • A Fine Mess (1986) Blake Edwards
  • The Silence of the Hams (1994) Dom DeLuise
  • The Aristocrats (2005) as himself

Larry appeared on Broadway in works including “Porgy and Bess”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, and “Annie Get Your Gun”. For his stand-up comedy career, he recorded an LP, “Larry Storch at The Bon Soir” released on Jubilee in 1961. Other records include “Larry Storch Reads Philip Roth’s Epstein”, and singles such as “Pooped” b/w “The Eighth Wonder Of The World”, and “I’m Walkin'”.

Larry was in many tv episodes including “The Phil Silvers Show” (1958-59 2 ep.), “Out of the Inkwell” (1962 14 ep.), “Car 54, Where Are You?” (Charlie the drunk 1962-63 4 ep.), “Gilligan’s Island” (1965 Little Island, Big Gun),

“Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales” (1963-66 voice 70 ep.), “F-Troop” (1965-67 Agarn 65 ep.), “I Dream of Jeannie” (1967 Fly Me To The Moon), “Get Smart” (1968 Groovy Guru), “He & She” (1968 2 ep.), “That Girl” (1968 Decision Before Dawn),

“Gomer Pyle: USMC” 1967-68 2 ep.), “The Batman/Superman Hour” (1968-69 voice of the Joker 8 ep.), “The Queen and I” (1969 13 ep.), “The Flying Nun” (1969 The Not So Great Impostor), “The Name of the Game” 1968-69 2 ep.), “Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp” (1970 voice), “Groovie Goolies” (1970 voice of Drac/Ratso/Ghoulihand 16 ep.), “The Doris Day Show” (1970-71 4 ep.), “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1969-72 voice of Drac/Hagatha/Ratso 22 ep.),

“The Brady Kids” (1972-73 voice 22 ep.), “Emergency!” (1972-73 2 ep.), “Love, American Style” (1969-74 5 ep.), “Mannix” (1968 and 1974 2 ep.), “Columbo” (1974 Negative Reaction), “McCloud” (1975 Return to the Alamo), “Police Story” (1974 Love, Mabel),

“The Ghost Busters” (1975 15 ep.), “Switch” (1976 The Case of the Purloined Case), “Phyllis” (1976 Off the Bench), “CPO Sharkey” 1977 The Wino is Loose), “The New Archie/Sabrina Hour” (1977 voice of Drac 2 ep.), “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” (1977 The Mystery of the Silent Scream),

“The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show” (1978 various voices), “The Love Boat” (1978 3 ep.), “Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo” (1979 various voices), “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo” (1979 Buttercup, Birdie, and Buried Bucks), “CHiPs” (1979-80 3 ep.), “Fantasy Island” (1979-82 3 ep.), “Harper Valley P.T.A.” (1982 The Show Must Go On), “The Fall Guy” (1984 Losers Weepers Part 1), “Knight Rider” (1985 Knight Sting), “Foofur” (1987 voices 13 ep.), “Garfield and Friends” (1988 voices 2 ep.), and “Married… with Children” (1995 Something Larry This Way Comes).

He was also a frequent variety show guest, with appearances on “Laugh-In,” “Sonny and Cher,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and his own “The Larry Storch Show” which came out of a stint filling in for Jackie Gleason on his talk show.

Storch married actress Norma Catherine Greve on July 10, 1961. They were together until her death at age 81 on August 28, 2003. Larry died in his sleep at his home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on July 8, 2022, at the age of 99.

  1. A submarine tender is a type of depot ship that supplies and supports submarines. Submarines are small compared to most oceangoing vessels, and generally do not have the ability to carry large amounts of food, fuel, torpedoes, and other supplies, nor to carry a full array of maintenance equipment and personnel. The tender carries all these, and either meets submarines at sea to replenish them or provides these services while docked at a port near the area where the submarines are operating. In some navies, the tenders were equipped with workshops for maintenance and floating dormitories with relief crews. [Back]


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