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Actor Vance Colvig Jr. Dies

March 11, 1991 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Vance Colvig Jr., an actor who made frequent guest appearances on ″The Golden Girls,″ ″Hill Street Blues,″ ″St. Elsewhere″ and other television shows, has died. He was 72.

Colvig died March 4 of cancer at his Hollywood Hills home, John Harlan, a longtime friend, said Sunday.

Colvig began his career as a page at NBC. He later became a writer for such radio shows as ″Breakfast in Hollywood,″ ″Command Performance″ and ″Bride and Groom.″

In addition to his TV series work, Colvig often appeared in commercials and music videos. He also played several characters at Knott’s Berry Farm, an amusement park in Buena Park, Calif., and at trade shows.

Colvig portrayed Bozo the Clown for six years on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. His father, Vance ″Pinto″ Colvig Sr., was the original voice for the Disney cartoon character Goofy.

Colvig is survived by his wife Gini, son Vance III, and two brothers.