a playwright, director, and actor. Appell wrote Milk And Honey (1961), a musical comedy about Americans in Israel.
His work was praised by Howard Taubman in The
New York Times for its ''ring of authenticity'' and ''taste and
imagination.'' His other plays included Lullaby
(1954) and A Girl Could Get Lucky (1964).
Appell, a native New Yorker, began his acting career at age twelve in summer
stock. He later appeared on Broadway in Native
Son, Tapestry In Gray, and Odyssey.
He directed such Broadway productions as Career
Angel, Dr. Social, and his own play This,
Too, Shall Pass. He also directed scores of television productions in New
York and Hollywood.