Who is Forrest Compton?
Forrest Compton was an American actor best known for his television roles. He died at the age of 94 of Coronavirus disease on April 4, 2020, in Shelter Island, New York, U.S. Compton is best known as supporting actor, on-screen from 1954.
His first screen work consisted of TV commercials for cheese crackers. He moved to Los Angeles and began acting in serial television, usually typecast as uniformed army types in 1957.
He portrayed attorney Mike Karr the central character on the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night. For this character, he became the third actor to portray the crime-fighting district. He appeared on the show from 1970 to 1984.
Compton had a recurring role as Lt. Col. Edward Gray, the base commander in Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) in which he appeared in some 41 episodes. He then played Capt. Chester Albertson in the season two opener of The Invaders (1967).
His television credits include The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip, My Three Sons, Mayberry RFD, Mannix, Hogan’s Heroes, That Girl, Another World, Loving, One Life to Live, As the World Turns and also Ed.
He has also been an active participant in the Shelter Island Friends of Music since the 1980s. He became its president in 2012.
How Old is Forrest Compton? – Death
Compton was 94 years old at the time of his death. He was born on September 15, 1925, in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA.
What is the Cause of Forrest Compton’s Death?
Compton died of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on April 4, 2020. This is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Forrest Compton Family
Being a chemist’s son, Compton was raised in Pennsylvania and saw action in France during World War II with the 103rd Infantry Division. Compton was convinced to move back to New York in 1971 to take care of his ailing parent. He also spent a few weekends at the home of a friend on the South Fork playing tennis at a yacht club and going to the beach.
Forrest Compton Education
Compton studied acting at Swarthmore College, Afterward, he spent three years at Yale Drama School (graduating with a Master of Fine Arts) where his classmates included the future star, Paul Newman.
Forrest Compton Wife
Compton has been married to Jeanne Sementini since September 28, 1975.
The couple met at a party, Sementini was almost 40 while Compton was almost 50, and neither had ever been married. A few weeks later she invited Forrest to go to the opera with her when one of her boyfriends got tickets to “Carmen,” and then couldn’t make it.
The two bought the house on Little Ram Island in 1978. Their first look at the 1929 home that had previously been owned by a relative of Theodore Roosevelt was on a cold, windy day in December.
Forrest Compton Net Worth
Compton has earned greatly from his acting career which he has also earned a living from all through his life. However, his net worth is not yet revealed.
Forrest Compton Films
- Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
- The Invaders (1967)
- Hogan’s Heroes (1965)
- The Edge of Night (1956)