Legendary Robert Mandan, A Man Who Played Chester Tate At The Famous “Soap”, Dies At 86
June 5, 2018 13:26 By Fabiosa
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.
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.
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.
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.
So sad to hear about the passing of wonderful actor and my good friend Robert Mandan (Chester Tate on "Soap" + many other TV shows, films & plays, incl. the first play I wrote "Just Men"). Glad I got to visit him on his last (86th) b'day in Feb. He'll be deeply missed. RIP, Bob. pic.twitter.com/F40AlZMA0m— Gary Goldstein (@GaryGoldstein7) 29 мая 2018 г.
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!
Robert Mandan, the veteran television actor who starred on the ABC daytime-serial spoof Soap, has died. He was 86. He was also great in 'Three's Company,' 'Private Benjamin' and 'The Facts of Life.' pic.twitter.com/Pj9BLCiiVx— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) 4 июня 2018 г.
R.I.P. Actor Robert Mandan. pic.twitter.com/ywYOV0xx4N— Steve Chung (@SteveChung1968) 4 июня 2018 г.
Rest in peace, Robert Mandan!