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Kim Tyler, who portrayed the oldest of the four rowdy sons in the Nash family at the center of the 1965-67 NBC comedy Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, has died. He was 66.
Tyler died Feb. 10 at his home in Hollywood Heights after a long battle with cancer, his family announced.
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, based on Jean Kerr’s best-selling 1957 book and coming on the heels of a 1960 MGM film that starred Doris Day and David Niven, featured Patricia Crowley as a freelance newspaper columnist and Mark Miller as her husband, a college professor.
They are parents to Kyle (Tyler), Joel (Brian Nash) and twins Trevor (Jeff Fithian) and Tracy (Joe Fithian), raising the boys and an Old English Sheepdog named Ladadog in an old house in upstate New York.
Tyler was 11 when the series went on the air, and he worked on all 58 episodes of the show during its two seasons.
Born in Hollywood on April 17, 1954, Kim James Tyler made his onscreen debut in 1956 on an installment of The 20th Century-Fox Hour, and he went on to appear on episodes of Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Andy Griffith Show, The Addams Family, My Three Sons and My Favorite Martian.
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies marked his last acting credit. His family said he was a talented musician, proficient poker player and amateur videographer.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Michelle.
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