It was crazy to see a 98-year-old actor give his last performance at the NJ attraction (PHOTOS)
Larry Storch made his last public appearance at Wild West City in Byram on Sunday, where he was graced with shootouts and stagecoach rides in the western theme park, whose salon is named after him.
The unofficial Sussex County Park Ambassador, 98, previously said he was “thrilled” to have his last appearance in the park, which he started visiting about a decade ago . He was greeted by dozens of fans, who remembered his story and his resume.
Storch rose to fame in the 1960s playing Corporal Randolph Agarn in F Troop, a sitcom centered on a fictional troop of American cavalry stationed at Fort Courage in the 1860s. His character was from Passaic, who introduced many to many viewers in the North Jersey city.
In 2016, the then 93-year-old Storch finally visited the city.
Storch last visited Wild West City – which has been one of Sussex County’s most popular businesses since it was founded in 1956 – over two years ago. He said the park, which seeks to recreate Kansas’ 1880s Dodge City, reminded him of the F Troop set.
When asked last week if there was anything he wanted fans to know, Storch said, “I am the most grateful recipient of your good wishes.”
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Personal reporter Rob Jennings contributed to this report.
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