Don Grady, 'My Three Sons' Star, Dies Aged 68
Don Grady, one of the beloved three brothers on television's long running 1960's hit show 'My Three Sons', has passed away aged 68, according to Fox News. The news was passed on by his co-star of that show Barry Livingston, who had remained close to Grady throughout their lives, even after the show.
"It's the oldest cliche in the world when TV brothers start referring to each other like biological brothers, but he was the oldest, and somebody I looked up to and learned from a great deal about life," Livingston said. Grady was once a member of 'The Mickey Mouse Club' aged 13, a sign that success wasn't far away. However it's 'My Three Sons' that he is by far and away best known for, as it ran on Abc and then Cbs from 1960 until 1972.
The show featured Fred MACMurray as a widowed aeronautical engineer trying to raise three boys at the same time and it became one of the longest running family sitcoms of all time, clocking in some 380 episodes. Grady played with the band the Greefs in the show, and this was no act as the actor displayed a keen interest in music, drumming with the real life group The Yellow Balloon. "The one real through-line in his life was music," Livingston said. "I would think Don would love to be remembered for his great music as much as a teen idol and television icon."