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Overview (3)

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died in Burbank, California, USA  (AIDS)
Birth NameLarry Dobie Riley

Mini Bio (1)

Larry D Riley was born June 20 1952. He is the son of George C Bass Sr and Corrine Riley. He started acting around 1975. He moved to New York and was in a lot of plays.

He was cremated and ashes where spread on the beach in Malibu, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Niece Allyson Bass-McCollum

Spouse (1)

Nina Girvetz (11 December 1991 - 6 June 1992) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (5)

Co-founder of the Memphis Playhouse on the Square.
Was married twice. Was together with second wife Nina for six years before they married in December of 1991.
Was on "Knots Landing" for five seasons. Audiences were shocked when they saw his haggard appearance as cop-cum-attorney Frank Williams in February 1992 after the show had been on a five-month hiatus. Larry explained had he had lost 80 pounds (from 220) during that time due to kidney trouble which he attributed to "high blood pressure" and would be on dialysis for the remainder of his life. After his death only four months later, his widow Nina disclosed that Larry's renal failure was actually due to AIDS.
Has one son Larry, Jr.
Like his character Martin Luther King in Unconquered (1989), he died at the age of 39.

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