Actor Carl Gordon dies; native of Goochland

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Actor Carl Gordon died Tuesday morning at the age of 78.  He was battling non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

He may be most remembered for his role as Andrew Emerson on the 1990's Fox show "Roc."

He also served on the board of Building the Fire Within, a local non-profit that helps women released from prison, according to his wife, Jacqueline.

The family is holding a private memorial service at a later date.

Gordon was a native of Goochland County, received his degree from Brooklyn College, in New York City. He has a very extensive acting career.  A student of  Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop 1965-69,  performed in theatres, off Broadway plays, films and television.

His career in Theatre Broadway appearances include: Pulitzer Prize winning play "The Piano Lesson", Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death, The Great White Hope.

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