Partner William Roerick, buried together

Queer Places:
Washington and Lee University, 204 W Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450
Lost Farm, Tyringham Valley, Tyringham, MA 01264
145 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024
Tyringham Cemetery, Church Rd, Tyringham, MA 01264

Thomas Coley (July 29, 1913 - May 23, 1989) was an actor in 15 Broadway plays as well as the 1940 film "Dr. Cyclops" and many television shows.

He was a native of Bethayres, Pa., and a graduate of Washington and Lee University.

His New York appearances included "The Taming of the Shrew," "Our Town" and "Harvey." He toured with Arlene Francis in "Janus" and with Larry Parks in "Teahouse of the August Moon." With William Roerick, his longtime partner, Coley compiled "A Passage to E. M. Forster," which ran Off Broadway in 1970.

He died of a heart attack Tuesday at his home in Tyringham, Mass. He was 75 years old.

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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/25/obituaries/thomas-coley-actor-75.html