Howat, Clark |
January 22, 1918 - October 30, 2009
Clark passed away October in Arroyo Grande, in the Central Coast of California, where he had been living with his wife Muriel for the last several years of his 91 year life. He was known for his warm heart, sense of humor, and devotion to his wife and children.
Clark was an actor, who worked in Hollywood for more than 40 years. Clark acted in numerous television programs, commercials and films from the late 1940's through the 1980's.
He was best known for his recurring role in Jack Webb's Dragnet, as a police captain, appearing in more than 20 episodes during the 1960's.
He appeared in many other television series, spanning the history of television.
Although Clark played many different kinds of roles during his career, he was frequently chosen to portray law enforcement officials during his life.
He also appeared in films including the Giant Claw, the Hitchhhiker, Suddenly, the Glass Webb, Airport, Billy Jack and Running Hot.
Clark also was a writer and producer of training films for several California corporations. He was known for his extensive work for the California Real Estate Association, helping to train and motivate real estate professionals.
Clark is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Muriel, daughter Geneve and son Stan.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 19, 2010