Farrah Forke dead and obituary, ‘Wings’ and ‘Lois & Clark’ actor dies at 54


A family friend confirmed to Variety that Farrah Forke, who starred in the long-running NBC sitcom Wings, died of cancer at her home in Texas on Feb. 25. She is 54 years old.

Forke appeared in Seasons 4-6 of “Wings,” which aired on NBC from 1990-1997. She plays helicopter pilot (and Desert Storm veteran) Alex Lambert, love interest of Joe (Tim Daly) and Brian Hackett (Steven Webb), at the Nantucket Airport on the show – Brian eventually earns his favor. Wings was created by Cheers and Frasier writers David Angell, Peter Casey and David Lee. The show also stars Tony Scharhub and Thomas Haden Church.

Forke also starred as attorney Mayson Drake in season 2 of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Her acting resume includes TV shows Ned and Stacey, Mr. Rhodes’ and ‘Party of Five’ as well as the films ‘Brain Twisters’ (Forke’s 1991 feature debut), Barry Levinson’s ‘Disclosure’ (1994 ), Michael Mann He appeared in films such as “Heat” (1995). Forke also provided voiceover and played superhero Big Barda on the Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited television series.

Falk was born on January 12, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas. As an adult, she moved to New York to study acting at the Lee Strasberg School of Theater and Film. She later left show business to raise her twins Chuck and Witt Falk.

Falk left behind her two sons. His mother and stepfather, Beverly and Chuck Talmage; his three sisters, Paige Inglis, Jennifer Sailor and Maggie Talmage; and his best friend, Mike Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations to the American Cancer Society.


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