Scoey Mitchell dead at 92: Rhoda & Barefoot in the Park star loses battle with kidney failure in health care facility

BAREFOOT in the Park star Scoey Mitchell has died at the age of 92.

The actor, who also worked as a stand-up comedian, passed away on Saturday in Torrance, California.


Scoey, whose real name was Roscoe Mitchell Jr., died from kidney failure, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He was living at a long-term health care facility at the time of his death.

His brother, pianist Billy Mitchell, revealed the sad news to the outlet.

Billy also told them: “He sacrificed much in the struggle to get Blacks behind the camera, into production and into positions that are taken for granted today.

"It’s important to remember those few that opened the doors for so many.”

Aside from his time on the the short-lived series Barefoot in the Park, Scoey also appeared on a slew of other television productions throughout his career.

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During the ‘70s, he recurred on the CBS sitcom Rhoda opposite David Groh and in the NBC anthology series Police Story.

Throughout that decade, he also worked on various TV movies, including Voyage of the Yes, Cops, and Cindy.

He guest-starred on shows like The Six Million Dollar Man, Baretta, Taxi, and Lou Grant.

The New York native was also a prominent game show guest.

Scoey appeared on programs like Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Tattletales, and Password.

In the late ‘60s, he guest-hosted The Joey Bishop Show, before going on to host his own The Scoey Mitchlll Show in 1972.

In addition to his brother Billy, Scoey is also survived by his sister Mary.

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