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Funeral for actor Lou Myers is Friday in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A funeral service for actor Lou Myers will be held Friday in his home state of West Virginia.

Tonia McDonald of Myers' nonprofit Global Business Inc. said the service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston.

McDonald said Myers died Feb. 19 at Charleston Area Medical Center after contracting pneumonia. Myers was 76.

A native of Chesapeake, Myers was best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series "A Different World."

His TV credits included "NYPD Blue," "E.R.," "The Cosby Show" and "Touched by an Angel." He also appeared in a number of films, including "Tin Cup" and "The Wedding Planner."

Myers also appeared on Broadway, including in Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple."

 

 


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