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MACMILLAN, Andrew Television and Theater Career in Boston & NY Age 85, died on October 28, 2016, in New York City. Born and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, he had a long career in television and theater in the Boston area and in New York City.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kitty (Lunn), his brother Alexander of Hingham, Massachusetts, and his children from two previous marriages, Arden (Eaton) of Pacific Grove, California, Ross of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Janet of Yelm, Washington, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his sister Jean (Bennion), his brother Anthony, his daughter Julia and his parents, Stuart and Margaret Macmillan.

Andrew graduated from Emerson College in Boston, before beginning his career at television stations in Portland, Maine and Providence, Rhode Island. Thereafter, he spent many years as a news reporter and television anchor at WHDH-TV, Channel 5 in Boston. Moving to New York City in the 1970s, he worked at NBC Radio, the Coors TV Network and WOR-TV.

In New York and elsewhere, he appeared on the stage to critical acclaim in a revival of R.C. Sheriff's famed anti-war play, Journey's End, as Walter Hard in A Hard Look at Old Times, and in other productions. Diverse projects in recent years included narration of the Emmy Award-winning PBS Nova series, the television series The Equalizer, recording of the Dale Carnegie books, and films including Woody Allen's New York Stories and Once Upon A Time In America.

Together with his wife Kitty, he helped run the Infinity Dance Theater in New York, for which he served as production stage manager, technical director and scenic designer.

Andrew worked on many productions, including a 90-minute PBS Watergate special, for Tom McCann, owner and president of Commonwealth Films in Boston. Tom has written that "Andy was an extraordinary man of many parts. I don't think there was anything he could not do if he put his mind to it. And he put his mind to doing a lot over his lifetime."

Andrew was the 75th and 77th Chief of the New York Caledonian Club, and helped organize the National Tartan Day in New York City. He was also a member of the St. Andrews Society of New York, and was past president of the Clan Macmillan Society of North America. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the West End Presbyterian Church in New York City.
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 24, 2016
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