Born Milton Levine, February 21, 1923, in Pittsburgh, PA; died of cardiovascular disease, December 2, 1995, in Princeton, NJ. Actor and director. Milton Lyon was best remembered for his long career as a director associated with Princeton University. For over thirty years Lyon directed the Princeton TriangleClub's annual musical shows and often accompanied them on national tours. Lyon attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a degree in theater and music in 1943. He began his stage career in 1945, when he appeared in a production of Uncle Harry in Woodstock, New York. He turned to directing in 1948, when he directed a production of Girl Crazy in Guilford, Connecticut. In 1960, Lyon helped found and served as executive director of the McCarter Theater for Performing Arts Center in Princeton. He held the position for three years, and turned the McCarter Theater into a prominent regional performing arts institution.