Canadian actor, comedian, author and playwright Don Harron, who entertained people for eight decades, has died at the age of 90. According to AP, Harron died Saturday morning at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment for cancer.
Harron, who helped his family during the Great Depression by drawing caricatures and telling stories at clubs when he was 10, is best known for his comic alter ego, rural Ontario farmer Charlie Farquharson.
Introduced on Canada’s CBC television in 1952, Farquharson also appeared on the long-running U.S. TV variety show Hee Haw. Harron also did stints on 1960s U.S. TV shows The F.B.I, Mission Impossible, 12 O’Clock High, The Outer Limits, and Dr. Kildare. Additionally, he helped adapt Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables into a musical.
Harron is survived by his daughters, including director Mary Harron who helmed American Psycho.
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