VoyForums

VoyUser Login optional ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345678910 ]
Subject: Ralph Archbold, Actor who portrayed Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia for decades


Author:
Dead at 75
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 01:49:22pm

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ralph Archbold, who portrayed Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia for decades, has died.

Archbold died on Saturday, March 25, from complications of congestive heart failure.

He had celebrated his 75th birthday on the same day as Ben Franklin - January 17th.

Archbold was born in Dearborn, Michigan. He began portraying Benjamin Franklin in 1973, and went on to perform as the Founding Father around the world.

In his role, he was an omni-present figure at countless events and celebrations in Philadelphia. His family says, the sculpture of Benjamin Franklin that graces the Vine Street Expressway was modeled using Ralph's likeness.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, daughters Elizabeth Nelson and Marie Claire Archbold, sons Kenneth and Michael Archbold, stepdaughter Lauren Scudieri, and one grandson, Caleb Nelson.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Benjamin Franklin Museum, care of Independence National Historic Park, 143 S. 3rd St. Philadelphia PA 19106.

"May we always remember him, in colonial costume, doing what he loved best," his family said in a statement.

http://6abc.com/news/benjamin-franklin-actor-ralph-archbold-has-died/1836085/

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Replies:
Subject Author Date
Video as FranklinLinkTuesday, April 04, 01:51:35pm


VoyUser Login ] Not required to post.
Post a public reply to this message | Go post a new public message
* HTML allowed in marked fields.
Message subject (required):

Name (required):

  E-mail address (optional):

* Type your message here:

Choose Message Icon: [ View Emoticons ]

Notice: Copies of your message may remain on this and other systems on internet. Please be respectful.

[ Contact Forum Admin ]


Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2017 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.