‘Land Of The Lost’ Actor Spencer Milligan Dead At Age 86

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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“Land of the Lost” actor, Spencer Milligan, died April 18 at his home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, at the age of 86.

His death was just recently made public. The famous actor was a beloved star on the 1970s children’s series, and is being remembered fondly by friends, fans, and loved ones. “Spencer James Milligan has taken his final bow and exit,” his obituary read.

“Spencer was a fierce creative force– producer, writer, director, and actor. He appeared on stages nationwide and played memorable roles in national commercials, broadcast and cable television, and feature films,” his loved ones wrote in his obituary.

The star’s cause of death was not made public.

The obituary paid tribute to Milligan’s passion for the world of entertainment, and noted that performing for others was always part of his natural persona. They fondly remembered that he performed magic tricks for friends in grade school, and was a fan of acting in theater and in front of a camera.

Milligan’s numerous guest-starring roles were noted, including on shows such as “The Bionic Woman,” “Gunsmoke,” “Alcatraz,” and “Yellow Rose.” He also appeared on “Alice,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and his last role – a seven-episode recurring role on “Genera Hospital,” in 1987, according to The New York Post.

His final acting role was a seven-episode gig on “General Hospital” in 1987.

The roles that the late star held near and dear were listed as being his starring role of ABC’s “Call of the Wild,” his role as a troubled quarterback in “The Keegans,” and his punch-drunk boxing days in “Good Time Harry,” according to the obituary.

Milligan’s true love was for the theater in his local community, where he directed Tennessee Williams,” “The One-Act Plays,” and “Billy Sunday.”

Above all-else, the biggest love of Milligan’s life was his wife, Kerry Milligan. His obituary lovingly noted, “They met late in his life, and yet he often described it as the defining moment of his life. If Spencer Milligan were to edit this, he would likely suggest this paragraph is all that is necessary.”

Milligan is survived by Kerry, his Godchildren, Andee Solis, Hilary Williams, and Spencer Williams, and according to his obituary, “a number of heartbroken friends, and countless creatives who considered him a mentor.” (RELATED: Donald Sutherland Dead At 88)

In true form, in honor of his generous heart, donations are being directed to the Actor’s Fund, a non-profit organization that supports performers and entertainers in times of need.