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Morning Man Classic: David Oliver!

I’ve made myself sad all over again by doing this post – sad over the loss of such a young, talented man to AIDS years ago.

He’s actor David Oliver who was a huge crush of mine in the late 80s when he was one of the stars of NBC’s A Year in the Life.

The 1987-88 show was terrific and started as a miniseries in 1986. And since it was so good and so grown-up, it only lasted one damned season. Playing David’s wife on the show was, get this, Sarah Jessica Parker.

The two clearly remained friends as they attended events together even after the show ended. He began his acting career in 1982 and from 1983 to 1985, he played the role of Perry Hutchins on the daytime soap opera Another World.

David was only 30 when he died in November 1992. He was survived by his parents, stepfather, seven siblings, and his partner, Terry Houlihan.

Shortly before his death, he had a role in the play Elegies staged at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills.

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6 Remarks

  1. Loved him! Wish iTunes would have AYITL

  2. August 16th, 2020 at 5:54 pm
    Jimmy Short says:

    I remember him so well from “A Year In The Life”, and was so disappointed it lasted only one season. I found him so attractive. Thanks Greg for sharing this with us.

  3. He was very handsome. In this way I got to know him, thanks Greg.

  4. Me too! I remember how sad I was to read about his death.

  5. I remember him from ANOTHER WORLD. You can see him on YouTube on the NBC game show GO playing for charity on the AW team. Best team to ever play the game. Oliver is so cute and very gay. Playing on the opposite team from SEARCH FOR TOMORROW was Michael Corbett, another gay actor.

  6. The early 90s was such a dark time for AIDS deaths. It would be difficult for those too young to remember to fully appreciate how many were dying so young.

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