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Orson Bean Struck and Killed by Car Friday

Venice’s own Orson Bean , 91, was struck and killed by a motorist going westbound on Venice Blvd near his Pacific Theatre Friday night.

Bean was a writer, director and actor. In the 50’s he was a panelist, game show host, and was TV host for Johnny Carson when he introduced Barbara Streisand to the world.

He is survived by his wife Alley Bean, children, and grandchildren.

LA Times article about his life.

LA Times article about the event.

From Darryl DuFay, a neighbor
It is with great sorrow we share the horrible news of the loss of Orson Bean, who passed yesterday evening in a tragic accident. Orson has always been a long time friend, neighbor and integral part of the fabric of our Venice Canals.

Those who have shared the pleasure of watching Alley and Orson perform together had the experience of pure joy. The love of this couple has been felt through the community for many years and carries on through their beautiful children and grandkids. Orson was 91-years-young and full with the kind of life and energy we can all aspire to achieve. We will miss him dearly.

Our hearts go out to Alley and the family during this incredibly difficult time.

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