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Charles Kimbrough, star on ‘Murphy Brown’, dies aged 86 – rest in peace.

According to reports, the actor’s son, Jim Kimbrough, stated his dad died of natural causes in Culver City, California.

Kimbrough was nominated for an Emmy and a Tony Award throughout his remarkable film and television career, and he is widely recognized in the theatrical world for his work there.

They grieve the passing of Charles Kimbrough, a client and friend for over 30 years, Kimbrough’s representative, Donna Massetti, said in a statement. He was a delight to see on stage or in front of the camera.

Kimbrough’s most well-known role was that of Murphy Brown anchorman Jim Dial, for which he appeared in all 247 episodes from 1988 to 1998, as well as three episodes when the show was relaunched in 2018.

Charles was nominated for an Emmy in 1990 for greatest supporting actor in a comedy series for his performance on Murphy Brown, and he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1971 for best featured actor for his portrayal of Harry in Company.

Kimbrough, a native of Minnesota, also played Victor the gargoyle in Disney’s 1996 smash movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He returned to reprise his role in the 2002 sequel and numerous later video games.

The actor’s wife, Beth Howland, who portrayed Vera on the CBS comedy Alice, died in 2016.

Sadly, Charles said that he was pretty adept at portraying jackasses of one type or another. As an actor, he has always been a little self-conscious, which he thinks comes off as pomposity at times.

Kimbrough rose to prominence on Broadway before moving on to the television and film industries. In 1995, he co-starred in the off-Broadway production of Sylvia with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Charles Kimbrough, May you rest in peace, and thank you for the memories!

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