Ted Manson

American film actor (1926-2008)

Theodore "Ted" Manson (October 23, 1926 – June 1, 2008) was an American actor. His career lasted over 30 years.

Ted Manson
Theodore Manson

(1926-10-23)October 23, 1926
DiedJune 1, 2008(2008-06-01) (aged 81)
Cause of deathLung cancer
EducationWest High School
Alma materOhio State University,
John Carroll University
Years active1976 – 2008

Manson was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 23, 1926. He graduated from West High School. He attended both Ohio State University and John Carroll University. In the 1950s he started acting with the Players Club and the Ohio State University Players.

After working in a real estate, he returned to acting in 1979. He appeared on the television shows In the Heat of the Night and Matlock. He appeared in Hollywood movies, including Elizabethtown, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Manson died from complications of lung cancer on June 1, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, aged 81.[1]


  1. "Career of actor began here". The Columbus Dispatch. June 6, 2008.

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