Edward Mulhare

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Edward Mulhare
Edward Mulhare Hope Lange The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.JPG
Mulhare and Hope Lange in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968)
Born(1923-04-08)April 8, 1923
Quaker Road, Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
DiedMay 24, 1997(1997-05-24) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of deathLung cancer
Years active1947–1997
Spouse(s)Never married
 
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Edward Mulhare
Edward Mulhare Hope Lange The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.JPG
Mulhare and Hope Lange in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1968)
Born(1923-04-08)April 8, 1923
Quaker Road, Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
DiedMay 24, 1997(1997-05-24) (aged 74)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of deathLung cancer
Years active1947–1997
Spouse(s)Never married

Edward Mulhare (8 April 1923 – 24 May 1997) was an Irish actor whose career spanned four decades.

Born at 22 Quaker Road, Cork City, County Cork, Ireland, and educated by the Christian Brothers, Mulhare intended to study medicine, but was sidetracked by a growing interest in acting. After acting in various Irish venues including the Gate Theatre in Dublin, he moved to London where he worked with Orson Welles and John Gielgud.

His best-known stage role was as Professor Higgins in the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady, having taken over the role from Rex Harrison in 1957.

His first television appearance was in 1956 in a production of The Adventures of Robin Hood. He was a guest panelist in 1958 on the CBS television game show, What's My Line?. By 1965, he was back in Hollywood appearing in films and television shows. He earned a role in the films Von Ryan's Express in 1965, Our Man Flint in 1966, and Caprice in 1967. He guest starred in television programs, including the Twelve O'Clock High episode "Siren Voices" as Luftwaffe Colonel Kurt Halland. He also guest-starred in one episode of the original Battlestar Galactica.

He is better known for his starring roles in two television series, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (again following Rex Harrison, who played the role in the original 1947 film), and Knight Rider (both the original 1980s television series and a 1991 TV film) as Devon Miles.

In the mid 1980s, Mulhare hosted the television series Secrets & Mysteries (aka Secrets of the Unknown), a magazine show that examined historical mysteries and the paranormal.

He starred in a number of films in his career including Megaforce and Out to Sea. His final role was on Baywatch Nights alongside former Knight Rider co-star David Hasselhoff in 1997.

Death[edit]

Edward Mulhare died in his Van Nuys home in Los Angeles of lung cancer in 1997. He never married.

The Team Knight Rider episode K.R.O., broadcast 27 October 1997, is dedicated to Edward Mulhare's memory.

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