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Doctor Who's Professor Stahlman actor Olaf Pooley dies, aged 101

Doctor Who actor Olaf Pooley has passed away at the age of 101.

The celebrated stage and screen star died on July 14 in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson said.

Pooley was well known for his role as villainous scientist Professor Stahlman in the 1970s' Doctor Who serial, 'Inferno'.

He also appeared in numerous other television shows including Star Trek:Voyager, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and La Law.

As well as a successful film career with appearances in The Lost People, Highly Dangerous, The Iron Petticoat alongside Katherine Hepburn and Bob Hope and the 1971 horror, The Corpse, he was also a regular on the stage.

He originated the part of Chorley Bannister in Noel Coward's Peace in Our Time in 1947 and he had roles in productions of Twelve Angry Men, The Tempest and Othello.

In his later years, Pooley retired from acting and turned to painting, and was an artist

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