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Subject: Actor, Director, & Producer David Whorf

Dies at 85
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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 02:31:16am


David Whorf died January 4th, 2020, at the age of 85. David was the second son of famous actor/director Richard Whorf and Margaret Smith Whorf. He was born July 24, 1934 in Syracuse, New York.

Hollywood called and the family moved to California in May of 1941.
David followed his father in show business starting in 1946 as a child actor in the film,”On Our Merry Way”. He attended grammar school at Hawthorne School in Beverly Hills and high school at Beverly Hills High School for one year. He then followed his older brother, Peter, to attend and graduate from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. David graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Speech and Drama in 1957. After college, David enlisted in the California National Guard and served for 6 years. He worked for sixty-five years in theater, movies and television, finally retiring in 2001. Feature film credits include “PT 109”, “Caddyshack” and “The Right Stuff.” David worked as an actor, director, assistant director, writer and producer during his career. Some of the television shows he worked on include: Batman, The Streets of San Francisco, CSI, Spenser: For Hire, The FBI, Canon, Barnaby Jones, The Brady Bunch, Lassie, Wagon Train, and Bonanza, to name a few.

In 1959 David married Caroline Hughes and they had two daughters, Sarah Bradley in 1961 and Amanda Baker in 1964. In 1974 David divorced and moved to San Francisco to work on “The Streets of San Francisco”. In 1985, David and Rob Alger formed the Alnitak Computing Company and produced the first production software program for the film industry, “AD/80”. In 1989 he met Laurel Weber and they were married in 1991. In the years that followed, they lived in San Francisco, Carmel and Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, CA.

He is survived by his wife Laurel, daughter Sarah Whorf, her husband, Norman Sherfield, Amanda and Ernie Valenzuela and grandchildren, Anne, Marco and Emilio.

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