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Tony Nominee & Emmy-Winning Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dead at 72

Tony Nominee & Emmy-Winning Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dead at 72
Charles Keating
Charles Keating was nominated for a Tony in 1986.

Broadway veteran and Emmy winner Charles Keating died at his Connecticut home on August 8. The cause of death was cancer, his son Sean confirmed to The Los Angeles Times. He was 72.

Born on October 22, 1941 in London, Keating moved to Canada with his parents as a teenager. After appearing in regional productions in Canada and the U.S., he relocated to Britain, where he performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Keating was nominated for a Tony Award in 1986 for his performance in Loot. Prior to that, he appeared on the Great White Way in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The House of Atreus.

While he had found success on stage, Keating became a familiar face to daytime TV viewers during his time on the long-running daytime drama Another World. He received a Daytime Emmy in 1996 for his performance as Carl Hutchins, having previously been nominated three times from1992 to 1994.

Keating is survived by his wife Mary of over 50 years, his two sons, Sean and Jamie, and six grandchildren.

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