Sunday, December 27, 2015

'The Doctors' and 'Another World' Star Fred J. Scollay Dead at 92

Fred J. Scollay was an original cast member of The Doctors.
Veteran television and movie actor Fred J. Scollay died November 3 in Hobe Sound, FL. He was 92.

Scollay was born March 19, 1923, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 67 years, Ann (Barr) Scollay in 2013. They lived most of their professional lives in Queens, NY with their lake house in Voluntown, CT their weekend getaway.

After serving in the Navy during WWII, Scollay had a long and successful acting career in daytime and primetime television, movies, and commercials.

On daytime TV, Scollay was an original cast member of NBC's The Doctors, playing hospital chaplain Rev. Sam Shafer (1963-1964). On Another World (1977-1980), he played Charley Hobson, the last husband of Ada Hobson (Constance Ford). He also had roles on several other soap operas including Somerset (as Harry Wilson aka Ike Harding), Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Police Chief Rame), The Edge of Night (Dr. John Carpenter and Lobo Haines) and Search for Tomorrow (Arthur Kendricks).

Fred J. Scollay (center) starred in Another World, with
Constance Ford and Douglass Watson.
In primetime, he had roles dating back to the earliest days of television. He made numerous appearances in such programs as Studio One, Kraft Television Theatre, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Naked City, The Defenders, Dr. Kildare, Route 66, U.S. Steel Hour, and Gunsmoke, among many others. His last part was a recurring role as Judge Andrew Barsky on several episodes of Law & Order (1991-1996). His movie credits include the District Attorney in the first Death Wish (1974).

In 2014 Scollay established the Ann M. Scollay Education Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit students enrolled in the Nursing Program at Indian River State College.

Scollay is survived by his sister-in-law Frances Barr and several nieces and nephews.

Watch Scollay's final appearance on Another World from December 1980 below.

1 comment:

  1. While I cannot find his name in the credits, I believe that Mr. Scollay also played Bert's doctor on "GL" in 1984. He was in at least one episode (a party scene in August) and Bert mentioned him having operated on her leg amputation.