Peter Palmer, Star of ‘Li’l Abner’ on Broadway and the Big Screen, Dies at 90
Peter Palmer, the actor who played Porkchop in Li’l Abner on Broadway and screen has died. He was 90 years old
He leaves behind an unforgettable legacy as one of America’s most beloved comedians with roles playing Paul Pry in Inherit The Wind (1955), Popeye Doyle from Of Mice And Men(1959) or Uncle Billy Anderson on Leave It To Beaver but his crowning achievement will always be undoubtedly leading Lonnie Shannon , singing idol – Doolittle besides popping up everywhere during other decades including Solid Gold Cadillac which earned him two Grammy Awards
A singer who entertained audiences on both stage and screen, Peter Palmer passed away this week at the age of 90.
In addition to his work as Li’l Abner in Oklahoma! and subsequent roles throughout Hollywood films including The Sound Of Music opposite Julie Andrews or Mary Poppins Returns–where he reprised his role from Broadway—Palmer also performed with Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack while performing regularly at strip clubs across America during their ascendancy into stardom between 1955-1966 ̶ often backed by bands like Buddy Rich’s Big Shots (among others).