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Actor Joseph Boland Dies

June 23, 1987

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Actor Joseph S. Boland, who appeared in the original ″Tonight Show,″ ″Love of Life,″ and ″Playhouse 90,″ has died. He was 83.

Boland died Sunday of natural causes at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.

He played Father Knickerbocker on the ″Tonight Show″ with Steve Allen and Sen. Ed Deakins on television’s ″Love of Life.″ His movies included ″Advise and Consent″ and ″The Rope Dancers.″ He also appeared in ″Twigs″ on Broadway.

Boland is survived by his wife, M. Irene Oviatt Boland, two daughters and a brother.

A memorial service was scheduled Wednesday in Newington.

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