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Lawrence Adams Baker Jr. ’39

Published in Nov. 22, 2006, issue

Larry died April 28, 2006, at his home in Palm Beach, Fla.

Larry served in the Army during World War II. During his service, he was a member of the cast of the USO musical show This Is the Army, which was written by Irving Berlin to boost morale in the U.S. during the war.

Larry left college early, and as soon as 1938 he was enjoying a career in theater — performing, stage managing, and producing. He participated in many theatrical productions at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y.

Upon his mother's death in 1964, he spent much of his time taking care of his father, until his father died in 1980. He then joined the advisory board and museum committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport (R.I.) Casino. His father had founded the National Tennis Foundation, the financial arm of the Casino.

Larry is survived by his wife, Cynthia Cheatham, whom he married in 1979, and three stepchildren. We offer them our sincere sympathy.

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