Kert starred in a number of original Broadway productions, including Cabaret and Company, as well as in the touring companies of several Broadway productions.
The openly gay Kert is best known for having originated the role of romantic lead Tony in the 1957 Broadway production of West Side Story.
Kert was survived by his partner Ron Pullen. Both had tested HIV+ in 1985.
• Larry Kert's New York Times obituary
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