Billy Harden, co-founder of  Spectrum Theatre Company, died early Tuesday. An actor, producer and educator, Harden appeared in many shows with Spectrum,  Zach Theatre and elsewhere.

Billy Harden, longtime Austin actor, producer and educator. Contributed

Harden earned a doctorate in education and served as a teacher, instructional coach and administrator. Among his memorable performances were multiple stagings of “I’m Not Rappaport” with fellow actor  Tom Parker.

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