- Acting career began on stage in Hamlet and Henry IV.
- Appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including Applause and Born Yesterday.
- Made history playing the husband in the first interracial married couple featured on a network primetime show (Tom Willis on The Jeffersons).
- Son, Bradford Cover, is also an actor.
- Bradford Cover — Son
- Mary Bradford Stone — Wife
- Susan — Daughter
- Franklin Held Cover — Father
- Britta Cover — Mother
- Denison University, Granville, OH
- Birth Name: Franklin Edward Cover
- Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
- Birthday: November 20, 1928, Scorpio
- Died: February 5, 2006
- Profession: Actor
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