MPTF Mourns the Passing of William Campbell

May 3, 2011
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Actor and former MPTF fundraiser, William Campbell has passed away at the age of 87.  Campbell died at the Motion Picture & Television Fund hospital of natural causes. William had been living at the MPTF retirement community for over a year.

Campbell was best known for his supporting roles on the TV series “Star Trek” as well as his film roles in The Breaking Point; Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte; and was the first actor to sing opposite Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender.  Campbell had studied acting with Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof and Daniel Mann along with attending Fagin’s School of Drama.

As the Director of Development for MPTF, Campbell helped to raise funds for MPTF for many years during and after his acting career.  He was instrumental in starting the Golden Boot Awards for MPTF which ran from 1983-2007 and recognized those performers stunt people, producers, and directors who have furthered the tradition of the Western genre on film and in television.

William is survived by his wife Tereza.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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