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Forrest Compton ’49

Forrest Compton, an actor best known for his role on Gomer Pyle, USMC, died April 4, 2020.

An Army veteran of World War II, Forrest earned a master of fine arts from the Yale School of Drama, then moved to L.A. to pursue an acting career. He portrayed Lt. Col. Edward Gray, the base commander, in more than 40 episodes of Gomer Pyle, and also made appearances in Hogan’s Heroes, The Twilight Zone, and My Three Sons.

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