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“Days Of Our Lives” Actor John Clarke Leaves Us At 88

The marvelous veteran actor John Clarke has died. He was just 88. He is best known for his character of “Mickey Horton” in “Days Of Our Lives.” According to reports of Deadline, Clarke was suffering from pneumonia complications. The representative of the daughter of the actor confirmed that the actor passed away on 16 October in Laguna Beach. Reports also say that Clarke previously went through incidents regarding stroke in 2007. He has been looking down on his health ever since.

Professional Career

Clarke began his journey early in 1965 with “Days.” He left the big screen in 2004 but before that he appeared on 39 soaps. Before coming to films, he was a part of “The New Breed.” This was a crime drama that aired from 1961-1962 on ABC. The actor also made appearances on “Death Valley Days,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Maverick,” and many more. He also worked as a theater artist and appeared on almost 75 plays. He performed at the Tenthouse Theater, located in Chicago. Later in his life, he joined a music career. He performed several lead roles at the Sacramento Music Circus.

Personal Life

Clarke was born in South Bend of Indiana. His father was an army officer whose posting changed now and then. For this reason, Clarke did his schooling from wherever his father received his station. He rarely enjoyed his time in one school for more than a year. Clarke finally found his settlement when he got enrolled in Staunton Military Academy. After some years, he came to Claremont High School, which also happens to be his mother’s school in California. He completed his BA in a theater after graduation and finally joined television.

He was a member of the Air Force during the Korean War, and they’re also he showed interest in his show business. Clarke was a member of the Varsitones, which was an entertaining troop of the Air Force. This troop traveled as military personnel in the whole of the US. He is succeeded by his wife, two children, three grandchildren.

In 1979, Clarke was the receiver of an Emmy nomination. He also became the Best Single Performer of Afternoon TV. And just after his retirement in 2004, he won Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.