Black Mountain – Harold Joseph Archambault, 70, died Mon. May 7, 2007. Arch, as he was known to his friends, was born in Larchmont, N.Y. He began his show business career as an associate producer on the Ed Sullivan Show when he was 19. He moved, with his wife, to Los Angeles and made his home there, guest starring in over 200 episodic television programs including a regular starring role on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and the lead role on the series Run Joe Run. He, also, performed in many feature films and was the cinematographer for Angels Die Hard and Count Yorga. Some of his fondest memories were of working on films with his closest friends, Richard Compton and Beach Dickerson, while traveling through Europe and filming.
Arch fell in love with France during his travels, and made many trips there, having made many close friends in the Provence region. He traveled around the world and made many road trips through the United States and Canada by car with his sons; he loved to drive. He made his home in Laurel Canyon in Hollywood for 30 years, near his friends, Richard and Beach and retired from the entertainment industry in the 1980′s to live and work in Black Mountain. He discovered he had relatives here, and on a visit, was taken with area. Purchasing and old house and store, he spent countless hours and weeks working on his properties with his friend, Barney. Arch was a private man, but cherished his close friends, Bob Trachesel, Larry and Donna Robinson, and Ben Elliott. He was the owner and sole employee of Arch’s Ice Cream on color-full Cherry St. He had some of the most enjoyable and satisfying times of his life living and working in Black Mountain with his friends.
Surviving are his two sons, Harold Clinton Archambault of Key Biscayne, Fla., and David Joseph Archambault of Tampa, Fla., along with David ‘ s wife, Renee, and his grandchildren, Michael, Gregory, and Jennifer; his sister, Elizabeth Doolittle and nephews, Bud and Jimmy, and nieces, Candace and Tracey Doolittle of Connecticut.