Dack Rambo, who played silver-haired Jack Ewing on "Dallas" and a congressman on the soap opera "Another World" before he learned he was infected with the AIDS virus and quit show business, died Monday at 53.
The cause of the death was not disclosed.In 1991, Rambo quit as Grant Harrison on NBC's "Another World" and announced he was infected with the AIDS virus. Going public with his illness was "like freedom to me," he said.
Rambo, who described himself as bisexual, complained that his 1985-87 role on "Dallas" began to shrink because he was thought to be gay.
He began his TV career playing opposite his twin brother, Dirk, in "The New Loretta Young Show," which ran in 1962-63. Dirk Rambo was killed in a traffic accident in 1967.