Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mike Minor Dead at 75

Mike Minor played Dr. Royal Dunning on Another World.  His character
was killed by evil nurse Emily Benson.
Actor Mike Minor, who is remembered for playing crop-duster Steve Elliot on 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction and multiple roles on daytime soap operas, died after a battle with cancer on Monday, January 25. He was 75.

Born Michael Fedderson on December 7, 1940, Minor was the son of My Three Sons producer Don Fedderson and aspired for a career in baseball. Following an early stint as a recording artist, Minor joined the cast of the rural-set CBS comedy in 1966 and was married to his TV wife Linda Kaye Henning in real life for five years.

On daytime television, he played Lennie Small on The Edge of Night, Norman Garrison in As the World Turns, Brandon Kingsley on All My Children, and Dr. Royal Dunning in Another World.

Minor's other TV credits included guest roles on My Three Sons, Chips, Vega$ and L.A. Law.

Watch a classic All My Children scene with Kingsley and Susan Lucci, who played Erica Kane.

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