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Reader with Gary roots looking for actor John Astin

Reader with Gary roots looking for actor John Astin

Reader Evelyn LaHaie, of Valparaiso, wrote me last week with a question about actor John Astin and his connection to Northwest Indiana.

Astin, who is celebrating his 86th birthday March 30, is best known for his television role as Gomez Addams on the 1964 ABC TV series "The Addams Family," and was also married to actress Patty Duke.

"Hi Phil, and congratulations on your column, which I enjoy reading," LaHaie wrote.

"Back in 1997, I saw actor John Astin in a great one-man stage show with him starring as author Edgar Allan Poe. Does he still tour and perform, and could there be a chance of him returning to our area with his stage show? I also...

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