Pat Rosson, Kid Actor on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘The Young Marrieds,’ Dies at 69

Pat Rosson, son and grandson of cameramen who were child actors on The Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone and soap opera The Young Marrieds in the 1960s, has died. He was 69.
Rosson died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on April 28, his daughter Maria Delilah Rosson told The Hollywood Reporter.
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In Runaway Kid, which premiered in November 1960 as the sixth episode of the CBS series The Andy Griffith Show, Rosson played George "Tex" Foley, whose circumstances gave Opie (Ron Howard) a lesson in trust and keeping promises To give.
A month later, he appeared on CBS' The Twilight Zone in the season 2 episode "Night of the Meek," in which Art Carney played the unlucky department store Santa.
In ABC's The Young Marrieds from 1965-66, Rosson portrayed Jerry Karr, a teenager in the middle of a custody battle between his birth mother, Susan Garrett (Peggy McCay), and his adoptive mother, actress Lena Gilroy (Norma Connolly).
Rosson was born on July 20, 1952 in Los Angeles. His late younger brother Eddie Rosson (It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Camp Runamuck) was also a child actor.
Her father, Edward Rosson, was a cinematographer on White Lightning (1973) and Love at First Bite (1979), and her mother, Lili Rosson, was an actress who landed small roles in North by Northwest, Some Came Running" and "The Adventures" had by Ozzie and Harriet.
Her grandfather, Harold Rosson, was the five-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer best known for his work on The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Singin' in the Rain (1952).
Pat Rosson with another child actor and Art Carney in the 1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek"
Pat Rosson also teamed with Frank Sinatra (and a few other kids) to belt out "High Hopes" on TV in 1959, and appeared in The Untouchables with his godfather, actor Paul Picerni, in 1962.
He was also in Dennis the Menace, Ben Casey, My Three Sons, Hazel and The Munsters (with a walkie-talkie in the 1965 episode "If a Martian Answers, Hang Up") and the films The Wonderful World of The Brothers Grimm (1962) and Johnny Cool (1963).
He later attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and worked in real estate.
In addition to his daughter, the survivors also include his wife Ruth; sister Christa; nephews Troy and Tobey; and niece Sophie.
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