Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2:11 pm
John Kerr, Tony-winner for 'Tea & Sympathy,' dies
The Associated Press
Kerr died Saturday of heart failure at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, his son Michael said.
He was perhaps best known for playing a sensitive prep school student who is bullied for being a suspected homosexual in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy." He went on to reprise the role in a 1956 film version.
The Harvard-educated Kerr also played a district attorney on TV in "Peyton Place" in the mid-1960s. After leaving show business, he became a lawyer specializing in personal injury law.