Richard Evans, Actor on ‘Peyton Place’ and ‘Dirty Little Billy,’ Dies at 86

Richard Evans, who tussled with Ryan O’Neal’s character on the ABC primetime soap Peyton Place and appeared in Dirty Little Billy, the final film from producer Jack L.

Warner, has died.

He was 86.Evans died Oct.

2 of cancer on Whidbey Island in Washington state, a family spokesman announced.Evans also co-starred in the Robert Mulligan-directed neo-noir crime drama The Nickel Ride (1974) and played the sidekick of George C.

Scott’s artist character in Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream (1977), helmed by Franklin J.

Schaffner.During his 40-year acting career, Evans showed up as a guest star on ...

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