Mel Stewart
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Name

Mel Stewart

Role

Marvin Decker

Birthdate

September 19, 1929

Birthplace

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Death Date

February 24, 2002 (age 72)

Death Place

Pacifica, California, United States [1]

Mel Stewart played Tabitha's boss, Marvin Decker, on the Tabitha television series (1977-1978).

Biography

Milton "Mel" Stewart was an American character actor, television director, and musician who appeared in numerous films and television shows from the 1960s to the 1990s. He is best known for playing Henry Jefferson on "All in the Family" and for playing section chief Billy Melrose on the television series "Scarecrow and Mrs. King".

In addition to acting and directing, Stewart was an accomplished jazz saxophonist. A longtime resident of San Francisco, he also taught acting at San Francisco State University. His students included actor Danny Glover.

He established the theater group Black Actors Now Through Unity (BANTU) and directed plays at the Center for African and African-American Art and Culture in San Francisco and the Black Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California.

On July 11, 1976, Stewart married Annie Dong. The couple had one child together, a daughter. On February 24, 2002, Mel Stewart died of Alzheimer's disease. He was 72. [2]

Tabitha Credits

References

  1. Mel Stewart on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on November 19, 2019.
  2. Mel Stewart on Wikipedia. Retrieved on December 1, 2019.
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