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Who was Michael Callan ?(Michael Callan dead at 86 – West Side Story and The Interns actor and dancer dies from pneumonia, daughter confirms)Wiki, Bio, Age,Family,Death, Investigations and More Facts

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Who was Michael Callan?

Famed West Side Story actor Michael Callan has died of pneumonia at the age of 86.

Callan died Monday in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, his daughter Rebecca Goodman told The Hollywood Reporter.

Callan was best known for his role as Riff in the original 1950s Broadway production of West Side Story.

The story, inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, is set in the mid-1950s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and explores the gang rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks.

Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the leader of the gang, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks.

Callan was unable to reprise his role as Riff in the big screen edition of West Side Story due to a contract issue with Columbia Pictures.

However, Callan appeared in more than a dozen films at Columbia Pictures, including They Came to Sanity, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, The Interns, and Because They’re Young.

On television, Callan played the lead role of Peter Christopher on the NBC sitcom. Occasional wife.

Throughout the ’60s, Callan continued to star in various television shows, including Kiss Me, Kate, Hazel, That Girl Love, Charlie’s Angels, One Life to Live, and ABC’s Murder.

Callan is survived by his daughters, Rebecca and Dawn, whom he had with his first wife, Carlyn Chapman.

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