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Sterling Clark, 75, actor/dancer
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Diner
2015-10-04 17:37:33 UTC
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Nine Broadway shows between 1960 and 1966, all as a dancer and in small speaking parts. Notable roles include a Shark in WEST SIDE STORY, a Cookie in ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and roles in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, Irving Berlin's final Broadway show MR. PRESIDENT, and the legendary one-night flop KELLY.
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=81426

One IMDB entry: as an uncredited dancer in FUNNY GIRL (1968).
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5109337/



http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=sterling-clark&pid=176006621

CLARK--Sterling.

Born on May 27, 1940, passed away on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles battling cancer. Sterling was in over 25 theater, film and Television productions. His heart was a "Broadway Baby" and he supported and loved the arts. He will be missed.

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 4, 2015
Diner
2015-10-05 00:37:39 UTC
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The LA Times death notice has a lot more information, including his birth name and some movie credits that didn't make it to the IMDB.


Sterling Clark
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May 27, 1940 - September 25, 2015 Thomas Edward Clark a.k.a. Sterling Clark passed away peacefully September 25th in Los Angeles, CA after battling cancer. Sterling was born May 27, 1940 in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Reagan High School in Houston, TX class of 1958. At the age of 19 he moved to New York and after his first audition started his life long career of theater, TV and film. After receiving formative dance training in Houston with legendary Patsy Swayze, he moved to NYC. Within weeks of arrival he joined the cast of West Side Story. Over the next seven years audiences could see him in any of 10 Broadway musicals including Half a Sixpense, Mr. President, The Gay Life, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Time For Singing, Kelly and Anyone Can Whistle. Man of La Mancha would bring Sterling to Los Angeles. He was seen in many television shows of the era and films such as Finian's Rainbow and Hello Dolly. Sterling teamed up with Buddy Vest and the duo became known as Vest and Clark. They become a favorite at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas. They won a Las Vegas entertainment award for "Lounge Act of the Year" and opened for Joan Rivers who also brought them onto the Tonight Show. The act relocated to Paris to be the headliners of the world famous Lido de Paris. For two years Sterling called Paris home. After Vest and Clark disbanded, Sterling appeared with Raquel Welch during her world tour. Audiences would see him in musical films such as Annie, Pennies from Heaven, and the The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and on stage in the productions of Evita, Sugarbabies, 42nd Street, and his memorable appearance as Otto Kringelein in the Grand Hotel. He retired and continued to visit New York regularly to catch up on the latest musicals and cheer on a new generation of "Broadway Babies". His talent touched many. He was proud of his Texas roots and loved the Lights of New York and Paris and calling California home! His parents Tom and Madelyn Clark of Houston, TX preceded him in death. He has three brothers: Bobby and Martha Clark of McKinney, TX, Jim and Becky Clark of Willis, TX and Sam and Sherry Clark of Houston, TX and numerous nieces and nephews who adore him! In Sterling's memory the family request you support your local theater, film and TV productions, as he surely was the biggest fan!

Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, 2015
David Carson
2015-10-05 00:38:54 UTC
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CLARK--Sterling.
Not to be confused with Texas empresario Sterling Clack Robertson, who
died in 1842.

Sterling is an uncommon name, and Clack is rare, so what are the chances
of two unrelated people having both names?
David Carson
2015-10-05 02:00:23 UTC
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CLARK--Sterling.
Not to be confused with Texas empresario Sterling Clack Robertson, who
died in 1842.
Sterling is an uncommon name, and Clack is rare, so what are the chances
of two unrelated people having both names?
Oh, Clark, not Clack. Never mind.
Diner
2015-10-05 10:52:53 UTC
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CLARK--Sterling.
Not to be confused with Texas empresario Sterling Clack Robertson, who
died in 1842.
Sterling is an uncommon name, and Clack is rare, so what are the chances
of two unrelated people having both names?
Oh, Clark, not Clack. Never mind.
And not to be confused with the Sterling Clark who founded the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. I visited it this summer - wonderful place.
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2016-07-25 09:56:42 UTC
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I met him in Tokyo when he was doing 42nd Street one summer.
He was such a presence in a room. It was fun to watch people realize he was there and to see attention turn towards him.
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Nine Broadway shows between 1960 and 1966, all as a dancer and in small speaking parts. Notable roles include a Shark in WEST SIDE STORY, a Cookie in ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and roles in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, Irving Berlin's final Broadway show MR. PRESIDENT, and the legendary one-night flop KELLY.
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=81426
One IMDB entry: as an uncredited dancer in FUNNY GIRL (1968).
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5109337/
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=sterling-clark&pid=176006621
CLARK--Sterling.
Born on May 27, 1940, passed away on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles battling cancer. Sterling was in over 25 theater, film and Television productions. His heart was a "Broadway Baby" and he supported and loved the arts. He will be missed.
Published in The New York Times on Oct. 4, 2015
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2017-03-08 01:56:20 UTC
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Nine Broadway shows between 1960 and 1966, all as a dancer and in small speaking parts. Notable roles include a Shark in WEST SIDE STORY, a Cookie in ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and roles in ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, Irving Berlin's final Broadway show MR. PRESIDENT, and the legendary one-night flop KELLY.
http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=81426
One IMDB entry: as an uncredited dancer in FUNNY GIRL (1968).
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5109337/
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=sterling-clark&pid=176006621
CLARK--Sterling.
Born on May 27, 1940, passed away on September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles battling cancer. Sterling was in over 25 theater, film and Television productions. His heart was a "Broadway Baby" and he supported and loved the arts. He will be missed.
Published in The New York Times on Oct. 4, 2015
Heck of a nice guy. I did some work at his home and he gave me 2 passes to "Grand Hotel" that he was performing in.
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