Ray Stricklyn, 73, a theater and film...


Ray Stricklyn, 73, a theater and film actor who became a Hollywood publicist representing Bette Davis and Elizabeth Taylor, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday of chronic emphysema.

Born in Houston, Mr. Stricklyn pursued acting throughout school. He moved to New York in 1950 and made his Broadway debut two years later in The Climate of Eden. His performance earned him a Daniel Blum Theater World Award as the season's best young actor.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1955 and made his film debut in George Seaton's The Proud and the Profane. Among other early roles, he played the son of Ms. Davis and Ernest Borgnine in The Catered Affair.

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