Ron Faber, who appeared on Broadway with Henry Fonda in the 1970s First Monday in October and with Irene Papas in it Medea, died March 26 in New York after a two-month battle with lung cancer, a publicist announced. He was 90.
Faber shaved his head and received the Obie and Drama Desk awards in 1972 for his turn as a political prisoner in And they put handcuffs on the flowersFernando Arrabal’s gripping drama about the Spanish Civil War.
In 1981 he appeared in Wallace Shawn’s The hotel game at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, which had a cast of 70 and by Frank Rich in The New York Times.
Faber’s stage credits also include off-Broadway roles in Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Scenes from everyday life And Woyzeck at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater; Happy Days at the Cherry Lane Theater; Troilus and Cressida at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; Happy Stiff at Playwrights Horizons; And Stonewall Jackson’s House, Times and Appetite of Toulouse Lautrec, The beauty part And Tunnel fever at the American Place Theater.
Faber was born in Milwaukee on February 16, 1933. While attending Marquette University as a business student, he landed a job as a children’s radio show.
He joined the Marquette Players and later the Van Buren Players where a show directed by him was seen by Eva Le Gallienne. The famed actress and producer gave him a scholarship to direct at the Lucille Lortel White Barn Theater in Westport, Connecticut, where he began his professional career.
Faber’s on-screen resume featured the films The exorcist (1973), The Guernica Tree (1975), J. Edgar Hoover’s private files (1977), Soup for one (1982), Call Bobcat (2000) and Navy divers (1990), and episodes of Law & authority, Koyak And The edge of the night.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, and children Hart, Raymond, and Elise.