Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Avery Guerra
According to our giant monster correspondent Avery Guerra, Rhodes Reason, the star of "King Kong Escapes" and the Star Trek episode "Bread and Circuses (1968)", lost his battle with lymphoma cancer the day after Christmas. According to sources the 84-year-old actor passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, CA.
Here is his bio from IMDB:
Rhodes Reason was born in Glendale, California on April 19, 1930. He is the younger brother of Rex Reason. Rhodes made his professional debut at the age of 18 in the play Romeo and Juliet under the direction of Charles Laughton. His career has spanned nearly 40 years and he has appeared in over 230 roles in television, movies and stage. He starred in the series White Hunter (1957) in England, and was cast as Sheriff Will Mayberry in the TV series Bus Stop (1961). His numerous guest appearances have included Death Valley Days (1952), Here's Lucy (1968), Maverick (1957), 77 Sunset Strip (1958), The Time Tunnel (1966), Perry Mason (1957), Star Trek (1966), and many more. In the early 1980s he starred in the Broadway musical "Annie", playing Daddy Warbucks for nearly three years. He is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.