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LARRY HAINES Larry Haines of Delray Beach, Florida and a former resident of New York passed away on July 17, 2008. Larry was a renowned television and stage actor whose career was marked by versatility and accomplishment. He was predeceased by his former wives, Gertrude Haines and Jean Pearlman Haines as well as by his only daughter, Debora Haines. Larry's Broadway appearances include TRIBUTE with Jack Lemmon, TWIGS with Sada Thompson, NO HARD FEELINGS with Eddie Albert and the lead role of Barney Cashman in LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS. Prior to that he played Dr. Dreyfus in PROMISES, PROMISES for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and he lists among his other Broadway credits the role of the theatrical agent in A THOUSAND CLOWNS with Jason Robards and that of the doctor in GENERATION, a performance which also won him a Tony Award nomination. His other theater credits are Neil Simon's GOD'S FAVORITE in which he co-starred with Godfrey Cambridge at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida and PARIS IS OUT in which he co-starred with Molly Picon at the Philadelphia Playhouse in the Park. He appeared as one of the card players in the record-breaking movie version of THE ODD COUPLE with Jack Lemmon. Other films include THE SEVEN-UPS and THE SWIMMER with Burt Lancaster. Mr. Haines has been heard on over 15,000 radio shows including INNER SANCTUM and GANGBUSTERS, and for 35 years he played the part of Stu Bergman on the popular TV soap opera SEARCH FOR TOMORROW for which he won two Emmys as best actor on a Daytime Series. He made guest appearances on MAUDE, KOJAK, ON OUR OWN, DOC, HALLMARK and co-starred in the series PHYL AND MIKKY and he appeared in BABY ON BOARD. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy in 1983. Larry is survived by his niece, Kathy Hecht. He will be greatly missed by his friends and admirers. Chapel services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:00 pm Rubin Memorial Chapel, 7340 Boynton Beach Blvd. - Boynton Beach, FL 33437 (561) 853-3000, with burial to follow at Mt. Nebo Kendall Cemetery in South Miami. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Screen Actors Guild, Hollywood Headquarters, 5757 Wilshire Blvd. 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

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Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jul. 20, 2008.
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December 30, 2016
Valenda Newell
July 17, 2014
Mr. Haines' final scene with Mary Stuart on "Search for Tomorrow" was heart breaking. RIP.
June 1, 2012
I will remember your kind hello at oscars
Deli forever,you are in gods hands now and
Forever

Rosemary
jackson
March 30, 2010
For Larry...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
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jfazio@gmail.com /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
May 15, 2009
I remember Larry from listening to the CBSRMT He is my all time favorite voice actor. give a listen RIP!
David Brock
December 16, 2008
I was sad to hear of the death of this great soap star. I enjoyed watching him on SFT many years ago. I wish we could still watch. He will be missed.
Forever Soap Fan
Linda Smith
Houston, Texas
LINDA SMITH
September 1, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Leslie Wood
August 4, 2008
I am deeply saddened by Larry's death. A wonderful, talented and humorous man. i met Mr. Haines during my college days and was a friend of his daughter Debora ( Debby) at Jacksonville University.
I was shocked and saddened to read that Debora had passed on ...a lot of her old friends have been searching for her. What happened?
Thanks and blessings to all.
Jay Jackson
August 1, 2008
I watched Larry for years on T.V. It was my pleasure to meet him after I moved to Fl. He was a very sweet man. Rest in peace,Larry.
Anita Spielman
July 30, 2008
I am very sad about Larry's passing. I knew Larry for the last 9 years and he was a wonderful man. I will miss talking with him and seeing his smiling face. I found out that he passed away from TV guide and I was grief stricken.
Elynn Weisberg
July 29, 2008
I had the pleasure of interviewing him for a podcast show on soaps in 2005.

The interview is up now on YouTube.

He was a very gracious individual. I hope that he will be remembered not just for the more than 35 years he did on SFT, but also for his his stage work as well as his work in the early days of radio and live TV.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Haines, and thank you.
Joey Donovan
July 28, 2008
LINDA TRACY
July 28, 2008
I too grew up watching Search for Tomorrow.It was a great show. I also remember the 15 min version and then eventually the 30 minutes. Characters were real and Stu and Joanns relationship was like brother and sister kidding each other in a nice way. Those were the days of the Classic Soap Operas. He will be missed by many and he was always a joy to watch in character.
Terry R.
July 28, 2008
My eyes are filled with tears as this man will always remain close to my heart. I grew up with "Stu Bergman" on tv and I had the honor of meeting him twice while dining out near my home. He will be missed by so many fans. What a dear man and his smile - priceless !
Onnolee Manikas
July 28, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Estelle Brown
July 28, 2008
He was such a wonderful man.
LISA TAYLOR
July 28, 2008
I am very sorry to hear about the great lost of Larry Haines. He was very unique and for that reason I hope that our loving Creator will resurrect him in his righteous new Earthly paradise. May our loving creator remember him.
sandra roberson
July 28, 2008
I am very sad about the loss of such a wonderful actor. I watched Search for Tomorrow when I was a teenager.I loved his character dearly. May God Bless his family!!!
Linda Honeycutt
July 28, 2008
I also watched SFT along with my mother in the early years. And I loved you and Joannes' characters. They were the best of friends. And when they did the reunion of you two on one of the award shows I sat there in tears. It brought back so many wonderful memories. May God Bless. Your family and loved ones are all in my prayers. God Speed.
Becky Berens
July 28, 2008
GH lost an actress not long ago and it is never easy to let go of a loved one. My deepest sympathies to the Haines family and the fans who adored him.
Carol Talbot
July 28, 2008
I remember when I was younger watching "Stu" in the soap opera where he acted at that time. And being a soap, there was some intrigue, misbehaviour, lies, etc.; however, "Stu's" character was the only character who shined as a nice, decent, likeable person. And I dare to say that this is how he also was in his real life. It came accross the screen.
Another good soul has risen to be with the Lord. May he rest in peace.
Yolanda Hamby
July 28, 2008
Rest in peace. I remember my mother watching Search for Tomorrow, so I guess I was watching too.
A Friend
July 28, 2008
Haines family: Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends that will miss him. Know that he will always be with you in spirit.
Sheila Burk
July 28, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Kaye Vann-Anderson
July 28, 2008
I REMEMBER LARRY HAINES ON SFT WHEN I WAS A KID IN SCHOOL. MY MOTHER WAS HIS BIGGEST FAN.YOU COULDN'T GET HER TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE TV WHILE HE WAS ON.MY SYMPATHIES TO HIS FAMILY.
ANDREA GRAHAM
July 27, 2008
I started watching Search for Tomorrow when it first aired,and continued till it went off the air. Those where the days when you could watch the soaps. Today they try bringing in so much garbage I can`t and don`t watch them. Larry was a great actor and I enjoyed him so very much. Those where the days my FRIEND!!
Darlene Wengler
July 27, 2008
My late mother was a SFT fan back in the 60's and 70's. "Stu" was her favorite. May he rest in peace.
Wanda Martin
July 27, 2008
I am saddened at the death of Larry
Haines. I enjoyed him on SFT so many years.
M. L. Pritchett
July 27, 2008
he is going to be missed he was a very nice man we will miss he very much
Irene c morrison
July 27, 2008
When I saw Mr. Haines on different programs over the years I would get excited and say, "Look, it's Stu Bergman". He always made me feel good on Search for Tomorrow. He will be remembered.
Catherine Courtney
July 27, 2008
May God hold you in his memory and comfort your family today and forever. Psalms 83:18
J Mikell
July 27, 2008
You all have our deepest sympathy
We enjoyed watching him on SFT,
Charles and Betty
Charles/Betty S
July 26, 2008
I STARTED WATCHING SEARCH FOR TOMORROW WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG. I CAN REMEMBER COMING INSIDE FOR LUNCH WHEN I WAS PLAYING AND WATCHING IT FOR ITS 15 MIN. TO 30 MINUTE TIME . THE CHARACTERS WERE PORTRAYED SO
REAL & DOWN TO EARTH. STU ALSO HAD A FUNNY SIDE TO HIS CHARACTER. HE DID A GOOD JOB TO HAVE BE REMEMBER HIM AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, IM 57 NOW.
July 26, 2008
I loved Mr. Haines as Stu on Search For Tomorrow. He and Ms. Mary Stuart were the true stars of that show. I am sorry to hear of his death. He came along at time when an actor really had to act. The talent that Mr. Haines possessed is extremely rare today. He will be always be loved and missed dearly.
Pam
July 26, 2008
I WAS NOT BORN UNTIL 1989, SO I KNOW I DIDNT GET TO SEE SEARCH FOR TOMORROW. NOW I AM 19 YEARS OLD AND NOW I AM HOOKED ON WATCHING THE SEARCH FOR TOMORROW EPISODES ON AOL VIDEO.COM. SO NOW I AM A HUGE FAN OF SEARCH FOR TOMORROW. THE SHOW WOULDN'T SURVIVE WITHOUT LARRY HAINES ON IT. HE WAS A TRULY BELOVED ACTOR ON THAT SHOW AND HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.
KEVIN C. HANNAH
July 26, 2008
HE WAS ONE OF THE GOOD ONES.THE SHOW WAS INTERESTING DECENT-SO ANY ONE COULD WATCH AND BE DRAWN BACK FOR ANOTHER DAY-NOT SO NOW.I'M AFRAID TO HAVE THE SOAPS ON SPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE.
LORRAINE RATLIFFE
July 26, 2008
I enjoy Larry in this soap for years. He will be sadly missed
Cynthia Maxwell
July 26, 2008
My mother used to put me in the swing in front of the TV set so that she (and I) could watch Search for Tomorrow. As I got older, I continued to watch. I guess you do become part of your soap opera family and look forward to the forthcoming episodes. Thank you, Mr. Haines, for your appealing character and for bringing such wonderful, wonderful memories to all of us "boomers" who grew up with the best that television had to offer coming of age in the 60's. Now, too bad those old episodes weren't available on DVD/VHS!! God speed and hope to meet you someday on that sunny shore......
Lori Ann
July 25, 2008
A wonderful actor and a person that I will always remember. Best wishes to his family and friends.
Rita Compston
July 25, 2008
My parents [yes my dad too was hooked] and I watched SFT every day. I hurried home from high school to watch on my lunch hours. Thanks for the great, great memories.memories.
Mary Thomas
July 25, 2008
with love
fredia pruitt
July 25, 2008
I was saddened to see of your passing. I watched Search For Tomorrow every day and you all were a part of my family.
May You Rest in Peace
Thanks for all the memories
Laura Torres
July 25, 2008
you will be missed
i was a big fan of SEARCH FOR TOMMOROW
Lorraine WILLIAMS
July 25, 2008
Thanks for keeping us entertained all those years. I watched with my mom and grandma everyday at lunchtime. Great memories!
Francheska Avries
July 25, 2008
I never knew him as Larry Haines only Stu Bergman on "Search For Tomorrow" weekdays at 10:30AM on CBS.

I watched faithfully over the years along with my mother and all of our neighbors.

I'll keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Haines (Stu)
Beverly Watkins
July 25, 2008
My mom and I shared times together watching you on SFT. Thank you for these memories, thank you for being a class act. God bless.
New Orleans
July 25, 2008
I grew up watching Search for Tomorrow. I loved Mr. Haines' character. He was WONDERFUL and will be missed!! My prayers are with his family.
Evelyn Cross
July 25, 2008
Loved you on Search For Tomorrow-
Sondra Holtman
July 25, 2008
I grew up listening to soaps on the radio with my mom before they were on TV. I felt like I knew Stu Bergman because Larry gave such life to his character on Search for Tomorrow. Rest in peace, Mr. Haines.
Barbara Parks
July 25, 2008
We were raised watching "Search for Tomorrow". In the fifties, my mom and the neighbor lady would get together every week day morning, visit a while as they drank their coffee and then watch "the stories". We had to be quiet when "Search for Tomorrow" came on. Thank you, Larry for your years of dedicated and quality acting. We need more like you now. Rest in peace our dear friend.
Brad Stueber
July 24, 2008
god bless you,MR HAINES you will be missed.
paula taylor
July 24, 2008
Our family enjoyed watching this very talented man. He came into many homes and shared his special gift. Now it's time for him to take his rest for a job well done.



The Lacey's
Fredia Lacey
July 24, 2008
The family of Mr. Larry Haines have my sincere sympathy...my mom used to watch the show Search for Tomorrow watching him...a good actor..I also used to rush home to watch this show and superb acting with all the other cast members....
Dials Barbara
July 24, 2008
my condolence,my friend & i would run home on our lunch break form school,our favorite soap.lived in s.c. at time in fl.now,we were neighbors.such a handsome guy&great actor!prays to the family.
drennan strickland
July 24, 2008
My condolences to Mr. Haines' family and friends. As many, I was very young when I first started watching SFT with my mom, and we both loved it. He made Stu Bergman so real. May he rest in peace.
Chris S.
July 24, 2008
Richard H. Herrick
July 24, 2008
Yes, I remember Mr. Haines, or rather Stu Bergman very well. I watch when it was 15 minutes long, and eventually grew to an hour. You did not have to send your kids out of the room to watch SFT? How I could iron watching the show. Mr Haines was a great actor that will be missed by many. What a wonderful voice he had.
beverly smith
July 24, 2008
To Mr Haines' niece & any other family.
Larry was one of my very first TV 'crushes'. He was such a handsome dude!! I began watching SFT, where he played Stu Bergman, while waiting for my first child to be born (1960) I began watching the CBS soaps for past-time but was soon 'hooked'. Larry & Melba Rae, who played his spouse 'Marge' along with Mary Stuart, their best friend Joanne, were my favorite characters and I watched the show faithfully for many years... When Melba Rae died unexpectedly in 1971, it was a blow to the cast and the viewers. Much later Mary Stuart came to GL, which I also watched and she was there until poor health forced her to leave. She
passed away in 2002 and I know from interviews that she and Larry were still good friends. These 3 are the only actors from SFT whom I can recall the names of the actor & character, even though I watched the show off and on until its cancellation, in 1986.
I feel like I have lost a good friend with the passing of Larry.
I send sympathy to all of his family and friends and wish his spirit Godspeed to that place of eternal rest.
Anne Archer
July 24, 2008
I spent many days watching you on Search for Tomorrow so seeing your picture today brought back many happy memories. Good-bye my old friend.
E Carr
July 24, 2008
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
July 24, 2008
In Memory of Larry Haines: I watched "Another World" in Bay City and Somerset, for many seasons and I do remember seeing your face.
Soap operas bring joy and excitement to many people as it did me and my family during our lifetime.
May God open his arms and receive you up in Heaven.
Mary Jeffers
July 24, 2008
May Jehovah God keep you in his memory and comfort your family.
Psalms 83:18
J Mikell
July 24, 2008
I am 73 yrs. old, never met you, wish I had..but I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your talent, I fell in love with your distinguishing voice. I raised my children during your acting on SFT...you, Mary, Lisa Loring and of course the "Soap" itself were comforting, not like the "noise" of today. God Bless You Stu. Rest In Peace.
Lois
July 24, 2008
TO THE FAMILY
SEARCH FOR TOMMOROW WAS THE ONE SOAP OPERA I NEVER MISSED WATCHING.
MY HEART & PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL.
LOVE & PRAYERS
MARY NEWMAN-RODRIGUEZ
July 24, 2008
Larry and I go back to the early '50's (Pepper Young's Family" P&G's soap opera on NBC Radio). I'm gratified he went on to a great and
satisfying career. Condolences to Larry's survivors.
Edward Brown
July 24, 2008
Sadly, another passing of a special talent that meant so much to us "old timers" who were faithful watchers of the Soaps when Soaps were really soaps. This was true because of the quality, talent and dedication of actors like Mr. Haines. I pray he is now at peace.
Ila Clements
July 24, 2008
I was 4 years old when Search started and have memories of my mom watching (15 minutes long) & the soap sud commercials.
My sympathies to Larry's friends & family.
Linda
July 24, 2008
What a great daytime actor! I came to enjoy his performances late in Search, only watching after he won his second emmy..just had to see why..found out quickly..wonderful performances. Rest in Peace..
louise wisinski
July 24, 2008
I grew up with Stu Bergman! I would run home from the bus stop to make sure I was in my place to watch "Search for Tomorrow"! My mom and I would have lunch as we watched what went on next. He was a great actor. No one can surpass his talent.
Marcy Swecker
July 24, 2008
I think I grew up thinking the Tates & Bergmans were members of our family! I would walk home from kindergarten for lunch & my mom & I would always watch Search for Tomorrow together (55 yrs. ago). Mom passed March 2006 & I feel as if "Stu's" passing is the passing of another of Mom's friends.
Cindy
July 24, 2008
The curtains have come down on a very talented man. He will be missed by many. May the hearts of the family be comforted by the promises God made regarding life.

"This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." -John 17:3
Wanisha
July 24, 2008
You will be missed, GOD bless your family during this time of sorrow.
Sandy Marsh
July 24, 2008
Jesus Loves Me!!
Thomas Widgeon
July 24, 2008
Rest in Peace Larry.
SHEILA SMITH
July 24, 2008
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
JO BAKER
July 23, 2008
I am so very sorry to read of your family's loss of this wonderful man! I was just a young child in Maine when I started watching "Search For Tomorrow" with my mom! Stu always seemed like he was a part of the family, eventhough he was on the television screen! God Bless and Rest In Peace Larry!
Teena de Grandpre
July 23, 2008
So sorry to hear of the loss of larry Haines. It is like losing a friend. My mom and aunts and I enjoyed watching search for tomorrow.
Nancy Stevens
July 23, 2008
God Bless.
Catherine
July 23, 2008
I am saddened to learn of Larry Haines' death. I am 66 and I don't think I missed one day of Search For Tommorow. He was so gentle and kind in that role of Stu. My thoughts and prayers are with his neice. He is at peace with God. RIP
A long-time fan
July 23, 2008
LARRY HAINES (STU BERGMAN) WAS THE BREAD AND BUTTER ALONG WITH THE LATE ACTRESS MARY STUART (JOANNE GARDNER BARRON TATE RENYOLDS VINCENTE TOURNEUR) OF SEARCH FOR TOMORROW. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. REST IN PEACE.
KEVIN C. HANNAH
July 23, 2008
I'll always remember watching SFT with my mom. And I loved Larry Haines. God Bless we will look for you in Heaven.
linda harris
July 23, 2008
He was a wonderful man
Angela Smith
July 23, 2008
Dear Dear Larry,
You were so wonderful as Stu. I watched it with my grandmother every day when I was a young teen.
You was so funny and that is one show I truly miss.

Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller
July 23, 2008
I was a big fan of Search for Tomorrow. I was so sad when we would no longer be able to see Stu and Joanne. My condolences to his family. God Bless Larry.
J Nagy
July 23, 2008
REST IN PEACE, LARRY HAINES
D.L. ZIMMERMAN
July 23, 2008
Rest in Peace, Larry Haines. I watched SFT from the time I was a child. "Stu" was a lovable, honorable character and Mr. Haines played him with such honesty.
Darlene Carlo
July 23, 2008
God rest his soul!
I watched Search for Tomorrow; for years; thanks to my aunt Pauline having it on the tv-daily!
I loved that soap and all the main characters; esp. the Bergmans!
I know he has many friends and fans greeting him at the Pearly Gates!
Maureen Monteiro.
July 23, 2008
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

Angela Carter
July 23, 2008
Larry was a kind neighbor and I loved him as a special friend. My wife and I visited him in the hospital on July 16 and were present at his funeral services. He will be deeply missed.
David Bradley
July 22, 2008
He was so wonderful on Broadway in Promises, Promises. I also saw him in Last Of the Red Hot Lovers. A terrific talent and he seemed like such a nice man.
Larry Schiff
July 22, 2008
I was sad to hear of his passing. He was a great actor, and I loved his character, Stu on Search for Tomorrow. I loved the friendship he had with the character JO, played by Mary Stuart. I was sad when the show got canceled. It was a classic Soap...I will miss them both very much. Sympathy's go out to his family and friends and all of his long time fans...
Wendelyn Sullivan
July 21, 2008
My sincerest condolences to Larry Haines family and friends. Mr. Haines will be greatly missed.
Tom Davis
July 21, 2008
Mr. Haines was a fixture in many living rooms, and a very welcome one at that.

May he rest in peace, and may his family and friends be comforted by the knowledge of how he affected so many people in a positive way.
Patrick Erwin
July 21, 2008
Thanks for the shows may God Bless all
D Jacob
July 21, 2008
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Larry Haines will always have a special place in my heart for his portrayal of Stu on SFT. May he Rest in Peace!!!
Leona Barad
July 21, 2008
I never got to see Mr. Haines on SFT growing up, but thanks to some websites I got to see him with Mary Stuart. Another daytime legend gone. My sympathies to his family.
Jennifer Gibbons
July 20, 2008
I have been a Larry Haines fan since his days as Stu Bergman on Search for Tomorrow when I was in grammar school in CT.
M Sardino
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