Sunday, October 22, 2017

Warren Burton Dead at 72

Actor Warren Burton died on October 2. He was 72.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Burton won a Grammy in 1971 for his work as a writer on Lily Tomlin's "This is a Recording" in the category of Best Comedy Recording.

He started his TV/Film career in the early 1970s on the made-for-TV movie, The Girl Most Likely to...

He went on to star in several daytime soap operas, including All My Children (as Eddie Dorrance), Another World (as Jason Dunlap), Guiding Light (as Warren Andrews) and Santa Barbara (as Phillip Hamilton). Burton won an Emmy in 1980 for his work on All My Children.

Burton's credits appeared in numerous primetime series, including Knots Landing, Designing Women, The Facts of Life and Valley of the Dolls. He portrayed Confederate general Henry Heth in the 1993 film Gettysburg.

Since the mid 1990s, Burton has been a voice actor for numerous video games including the highly successful Jak and Daxter franchise, Battlezone II: Combat Commander, and Nox.

A celebration of Burton's life will be held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on November 15. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Lorraine (nee Stryska) Burton and his sister Gayle Affinito (nee Burton). He is survived by his niece, Victoria Affinito of Chicago, and many loving friends and fans.

Watch some of Burton's work on soaps in the clips below.

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