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    Character actor Dabbs Greer dead at 90

    He was one of those "you'd know him if you saw his face" actors.

    Played Arthur Nielsen in ROUSTABOUT.

    California, May 1 AP ?

    Veteran character actor Dabbs Greer, whose later roles included the Rev. Robert Alden in the TV show ?Little House on the Prairie,? has died. He was 90.

    Greer, a Missouri native, died Saturday at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California, after a battle with kidney and heart disease, his neighbour, Bill Klukken, was quoted as saying by the Los Angeles Times. B.J. Goodwin, coroner for McDonald County, Missouri, confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

    Greer played ?everyman? roles, from bus drivers to preachers and shopkeepers, in nearly 100 movies and hundreds of TV show episodes. He played a prison guard in the 1999 movie ?The Green Mile.?

    He played a storekeeper on ?Gunsmoke? and was the minister who married Mike and Carol Brady in 1969 on TV's ?The Brady Bunch.?

    Most of his work was in supporting roles, but Greer told the Albany, N.Y., Times Union in 2000: ?Every character actor, in their own little sphere, is the lead.?

    Born Robert William Greer on April 2, 1917, in Fairview, Missouri, Greer moved to Anderson as an infant with his family. He was 8 when he began acting in children's theatre productions.

    He made his film debut as an extra in the 1938 movie ?Jesse James,? which was filmed mainly in Pineville.

    ?They were paying $5 a day - a day! - to local people for being extras. That was really good money in those days, more money than we had seen in a long time,? he told the Neosho Daily News in 2002.

    He moved to Pasadena in 1943.

    Greer never married and had no survivors.
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    I hate to hear that.He was a fine character actor.He's been around for many years.

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    I think the last big movie I saw him in was "The Green Mile" he played the older Tom Hanks role. He was one of those faces you knew but could never remember the name.

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    that's right
    he played it well in the green mile
    very sad news
    may he rest in peace
    I'd like to go to Graceland

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