Former teen idol Don Grady, who played Robbie Douglas on “My Three Sons,” died Wednesday at 68 after suffering from cancer. Barry Livingston, who played Grady’s younger brother on the classic ’60s show, confirmed the death to the Associated Press.
“It’s the oldest cliché in the world when TV brothers start referring to each other like biological brothers, but he was the oldest, and somebody I looked up to and learned from a great deal about life,” Livingston says.
The actor was most well-known for his role as Robbie Douglas in “My Three Sons” and was one of the original Mouseketeers on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” He joined the show when he was only 13 years old.
Grady landed his role on “My Three Sons” in 1960 and pursued a career in music when the show ended in 1972.