Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville home. He was 76.
In the early 1960s, Mr. Lewman captured the Baltimore TV market from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WBAL-TV with his characterization of a friendly buccaneer.
Born in Clinton, Ind., he was the son of Parke and Madonna Cook Lewman. A 1954 Hillsboro High School graduate, he earned a bachelor's degree in English and drama from Indiana State University.
Mr. Lewman initially came to Baltimore to audition as an announcer...