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Fred Grossinger

Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 1, 1936
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of deathNovember 21, 1995(age 59)
Death placeLos Angeles, California
OccupationStage, television, film actor
SpouseJudy Kapler, Nancy King
ChildrenDebra Rouse Grossinger

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Fred Grossinger (January 1, 1936, in Pittsburgh November 21, 1995, in Los Angeles), best known by his Hollywood name, Fred Holliday, was a stage, film, and television actor renowned for his all-American face who starred in over 1,000 TV commercials from the late 1950s through the 1980s.

Holliday made guest appearances on more than 150 television shows. He was one of the Mighty Carson Art Players on NBC's Tonight Show for 12 years, performed in the daytime dramas as Ron Wyche in Days of our Lives, as the manager at the Capwell Hotel in Santa Barbara, in nighttime dramas such as John Atherton in Dallas and was host of a short-lived daytime show, The Girl in My Life, on ABC in the early 1970s. His movie appearances included Airport, A Patch of Blue, Edge of the Axe and A Guide for the Married Man. He played in more than 50 Broadway and regional theater productions.

Professionally, Holliday served on the local board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of AFTRA for 10 years, as well as serving on the national board of AFTRA. He was also active in the Screen Actors Guild.

Holliday was married to Judy Kapler. He had one daughter, Debra Rouse Grossinger, from his first marriage to Nancy King. He died of a heart attack when he was 59.

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