Kevin Conway, 'Gettysburg' and 'Thirteen Days' Actor, Dies at 77

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His decades-long career included starring in 'Funny Farm' and 'Gods and Generals,' while also directing the 1987 indie film 'The Sun and the Moon.'

Kevin Conway, who starred on the Gettysburg miniseries as well as in the films Thirteen Days and Invincible, has died. He was 77. 

Conway died Wednesday, his manager told The Hollywood Reporter.

The New York City native began acting at 24, with early appearances in off-Broadway plays including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Elephant Man. Conway's first major film role was as Roland Weary in 1972's Slaughterhouse-Five.

His decades-long career includes credits spanning from film and television to stage. Conway's cinematic roles include playing Crum Petree in 1988's Funny Farm; Frank Papale in Disney's 2006 Invincible; and General Curtis LeMay in 2000's Thirteen Days. He starred opposite Jeff Daniels in the Gettysburg miniseries, and played Buster Kilrain in Ron Maxwell’s Gods and Generals. Conway also directed the 1987 independent film The Sun and the Moon

His television credits include playing Roger Chillingworth on 1979's The Scarlet Letter and Seamus O'Reilly on HBO's prison drama Oz, as well as appearing on NBC's series The Black Donnellys and the miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. He also guest starred as a clone of Kahless the Unforgettable on Star Trek: The Next Generation

For the stage, Conway's credits include 1974's off-Broadway production When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?, for which he won a Drama Desk Award, and playing George to James Earl Jones’ Lennie in 1975's Of Mice and Men. He also starred opposite Philip Anglim in 1979's The Elephant Man

Conway married Mila Burnette in 1966 but later divorced.