James Pritchett Dies at 88

1:26 PM PST 03/30/2011 by THR staff

He played Dr. Matt Powers on the NBC soap, "The Doctors," for nearly two decades.

James Pritchett, who played Dr. Matt Powers on the NBC soap opera The Doctors for almost two decades, died March 15 at his home in New York. He was 88.

Before The Doctors — which aired from 1963-82 — Pritchett appeared in the CBS soap As the World Turns and later on Guiding Light, another CBS daytime serial.

The North Carolina native also appeared on Broadway in such shows as King Lear, Two for the Seesaw, Sail Away and Summer and Smoke. He played the wheelchair-bound poet Nonno in the Hartford Stage production of Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams.

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