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Iowa History Daily: March 27 - Iowa Actor Jerry Lacy

Iowa History Daily: On March 27, 1936, actor Jerry Lacy was born in Sioux City. Best known for his roles on the show “Dark Shadows,” Lacy’s career features a variety of television shows and films

Lacy grew up in western Iowa before heading east to start his career on Broadway. Playing Humphrey Bogart in Woody Allen’s “Play It Again, Sam” both on stage and in the subsequent film, Lacy started to establish a reputation as a skilled actor. In 1967, Lacy met future co-stars Nancy Barrett and David Ford while working at the Wayside Theatre in Virginia.

During the 1970s Lacy appeared in the films “House of Dark Shadows,” “The Money,” and “Blood Bath.” His other film roles include “The Big G” and “Imps*,” as well as the TV films “Pleasure Cove,” “Fighting Back,” and “Chiller.” 

Aside from his work on the popular television serial “Dark Shadows,” Lacy also appeared on “The Secret Storm,” “As the World Turns” (as Simon Gilbey), “Love of Life” (as Rick Latimer), and “The Young and the Restless” (as Jonas). Additional guest appearances also endeared Lacy to a broad audience including “Drake & Josh,” “Designing Women,” and “Saved by the Bell.” #IowaOTD #IowaHistoryDaily #IowaHistoryCalendar


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