Stanley Grover Biography (1926-1997)

Born Stanley Grover Nienstedt, March 28, 1926, in Woodstock, IL; died August24, 1997, in Los Angeles, CA. Actor. Grover is best remembered for his stagework in supporting roles on Broadway. Early in his career he worked as a pageboy for NBC in Chicago. His first television appearance was as a contestanton Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts in 1950. The next year he made his New Yorkstage debut as a chorus member in Seventeen. Many other stage productions followed, including roles in Finian's Rainbow, Kismet, Plain and Fancy, South Pacific, Fanny, Wish You Were Here, West Side Story, The King and I, Desert Song, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. His work in a tour ofSouth Pacific took him to more than seventy-five cities. Grover also appearedin other popular musicals, including playing the title role in the 1956 production of Candide. He also ventured into other entertainment mediums. His work on television included appearances in the series That Was the Week That Was, The Edge of Night, Somerset, Married: The First Year, and L.A. Law. He alsowas featured in television movies such as Enola Gay, Shannon's Deal, and Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder. His film work included Network, The Onion Field, The Falcon and the Snowman, Being There, and Ghostbusters. In addition to his work on the stage, in film, and on television, he also performed innightclubs in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Birth Details
March 28, 1926
Woodstock, Illinois, United States
Death Details
August 24, 1997
Los Angeles, California, United States

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