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TV’s Mulhare Dies Of Cancer At Age 74

Sun., May 25, 1997

Edward Mulhare, the Irish stage actor who gained fame in the television series “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” and “Knight Rider,” died of lung cancer Saturday. He was 74.

The tall, sandy-haired actor known for his clipped, British-trained accent died in Los Angeles, said his spokeswoman, Pegge Forrest.

Mulhare was perhaps best known to Americans for his “Knight Rider” role in the 1980s as Devon Miles, a mentor to the lead character, played by David Hasselhoff.

Besides the role of the specter of a sea captain in the “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” in the 1960s, his TV credits included “Murder, She Wrote,” “MacGyver” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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