Orson Bean, the 91-year-old veteran actor-comedian died on Friday night, Feb. 7, after he was struck by two cars in Los Angeles.
Bean was crossing Venice Boulevard when a “car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down,” Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Brian Wendling told ABC7.
A second driver, who “was distracted by people trying to slow him down” then fatally struck Bean, Wendling said.
Bean was just feet from his destination, the Venice Resident Theatre where his wife, actress Alley Mills, was working when he was killed.
His wife, best known as the mother in “The Wonder Years,” was also at the scene, witnesses said.
Both drivers stayed at the scene and the initial indication is this was just a tragic accident, investigators said. It appears Bean had come from between two vehicles when he was crossing the street and was not seen by the drivers.
Bean made more than 100 appearances in television and film in an acting career that dated back to the 1950s.
He appeared in a number of films such as, “Being John Malkovich” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” And his TV roles included “The Twilight Zone,” “Modern Family,” “Desperate Housewives, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Grace & Frankie.”
One of his final film roles was portraying a Holocaust survivor in “The Equalizer 2” in 2018.
Bean recently performed alongside Mills, 68, in a play called “Bad Habits” at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.
The veteran actor is survived by his wife of 27 years and four children.