Archive for Sunday, August 5, 2001

Mr. Belvedere’ dies at 80

August 5, 2001

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— Christopher Hewett, the British-born stage actor perhaps best remembered as television's endearing English butler, "Mr. Belvedere," died Friday. He was 80.

Hewett, whose career began at age 7 on a stage in Ireland, had been in declining health, said his nephew, Paul Hewett. Although the stage was his first love, Hewett likely gained his greatest fame playing the endearing title role on television's "Mr. Belvedere" from 1985 to 1990.

Bob Uecker, left, and Christopher Hewett appear in scene from the
ABC comedy series "Mr. Belvedere." Hewett died Friday.

Bob Uecker, left, and Christopher Hewett appear in scene from the ABC comedy series "Mr. Belvedere." Hewett died Friday.

Hewett also appeared in several movies, including "Pool of London" and "The Lavender Hill Mob," both in 1951, and "The Producers," in 1968.

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