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Reed in 1971
John Robert Rietz, Jr.
October 19, 1932
|Died||May 12, 1992 (aged 59)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Colon cancer and HIV|
|Resting place||Memorial Park Cemetery|
|Education||Central High School|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
The University of London
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
(m. 1954–1959, divorced)
Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch. He also played major roles in The Defenders and Rich Man, Poor Man. He was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards during the 1970s.
Reed was gay but kept this private. He died on May 12, 1992, in Pasadena, California. He was 59 years old. His death was originally said to have been caused by colon cancer. It was later revealed to have been hastened by HIV.