Legendary Robert Mandan, A Man Who Played Chester Tate At The Famous “Soap”, Dies At 86

Robert Mandan, the legendary US actor, best known for playing the role of Chester Tate in the ABC daytime-serial spoof “Soap”, passed away at the age of 86.

© Soap (1997) / Sony Pictures Television

According to the information provided by his friend Gary Goldstein, he passed away in Los Angeles after a long illness. The actor played in Gary’s play “Just Men” at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood back in 1996.

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© Soap (1997) / Sony Pictures Television

Robert Mandan’s other popular roles include the investment banker James Bradford in “Three's Company” and its spinoff “Three's a Crowd”, Mr. Kirby in NBC television adaptation of “You Can't Take it With You”, Colonel Fielding in TV adaptation of “Private Benjamin”, homosexual friend of Maude in 1974 episode of ‘Maude” and many others.

© Soap (1997) / Sony Pictures Television

Robert Mandan grew up in California and got a degree in theater at Pomona College. He rose to stardom when the actor Edward Arnold pushed him to work with him in a production of “All My Sons” in Palm Springs.

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His colleagues and fans are now expressing sympathy and condolences to Robert’s family and friends, who lost such a great person. He will live in our hearts forever!

Rest in peace, Robert Mandan!

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