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Gerald S. O'Loughlin, best known for role in 1970s series "The Rookies," dies

Gerald S. O'Loughlin, best known for role in 1970s series "The Rookies," dies

Actor Gerald S. O’Loughlin, who racked up more than 100 credits in films and television, died July 31 at West Hills Hospital of natural causes, said his son, Christopher.

He was 93.

O’Loughlin, who was long associated with the Actors Studio and also studied at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse in New York with Sanford Meisner, was probably best known for his role as Lt. Ed Ryker in the 1970s TV series, “The Rookies.”

“I sort of enjoyed being a lieutenant on ‘The Rookies,’” said O’Loughlin in a 2011 interview with the Classic TV History blog. “Maybe because I was a lieutenant in the Marine...

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