Actor Larry Storch, best known for 'F Troop', dies at 99

Written by Maaz July 09, 2022

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Larry Storch, the rubber-faced comic who had a long career in theatre, films and television, was cast in his "F Troop" role as Zani Cpl. 

Agran died on Friday in a spoof of the 1960s Western Frontier TV show. Starch was 99.

Storch died of natural causes early Friday in a New York City apartment, according to his manager, Matt Beckoff.

Although "F Troop" only ran for two seasons on ABC from 1965 to 1967, it became a cult favorite in its run again. 

Its devoted fans could recite nearly all the adventures of Fort Courage's incredibly incompetent soldiers and members of a nearby Native American tribe,

As a forerunner, Storch was the wild-eyed companion and the shelter of Forrest Tucker's shrewd sergeant.

Storch said in a 1998 interview that he was surprised to be considered for military comedy such as "F Troop", it is well known that he served in the Navy during World War II.

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