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Ted Cassidy

Theodore Crawford Ted Cassidy was an American actor who played Lurch (in which role he was able to demonstrate his genuine skill on the harpsichord) and Thing on The Addams Family. Ted Cassidy was 6' 9" tall ( 2,06 m ).

He also appeared in films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Although born in Pittsburgh, Cassidy was raised in Philippi, West Virginia two hours south of Pittsburgh.

Early in his academic career, Cassidy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, in nearby Buckhannon, WV. He later attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida as a Speech Major. Active in student government, he also played basketball for the Hatters.

Cassidy died in 1979 at age 46 from complications following open-heart surgery. Cassidy's remains were cremated, and buried in the backyard of his Woodland Hills home.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Ted Cassidy Facts

Birth Name Theodore Crawford Cassidy
BirthdayJuly 31, 1932
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date of deathJanuary 16, 1979 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 46)
Height6' 9" (2m6)  How tall is Ted Cassidy compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Bruce Almighty
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Addams Family
All's Well That Ends
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Challenge of the Super Friends: Season 1
Planet Earth
MacKenna's Gold
Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles: The Complete Series
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