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TV Obits: Roscoe Lee Browne, Edward Mallory, John P. Ryan

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 14th 2007 1:54PM

Roscoe Lee BrowneA new weekly feature here at TV Squad, as we list some recent deaths of those involved with TV, on screen and behind the scenes.

  • Roscoe Lee Browne: The veteran actor appeared in a number of TV shows, including All in the Family, Benson, Columbo, Mannix, The Invaders, Will and Grace, and a voice actor in cartoons. He was a classically trained film and theater actor as well. He died April 11 in L.A. of cancer at age 81.
  • Stan Daniels: He co-created Taxi and won several Emmys for that show and his writing on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He died of heart failure on April 6 at age 72.
  • Bob Clark: The director of A Christmas Story was killed, along with his son, in a car accident caused by a drunk driver on April 4. He was 65.
  • Edward Mallory: He played Dr. Bill Horton for several years on the daytime soap Days Of Our Lives. He died at age 76 on April 4.
  • Tom Moore: Moore was the President of ABC from 1963 to 1968. He was 88.
  • A.J. Carothers: The writer created such series as Nanny and the Professor and Goodnight, Beantown. He also wrote the films The Secret of My Success (with Michael J. Fox) and Never A Dull Moment (with Dick Van Dyke). He was 75 and died of cancer.
  • John P. Ryan: The actor appeared in dozens of TV shows over the years, including M*A*S*H, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Starsky & Hutch, Hart to Hart, Kojak, The F.B.I., and was a regular on Archer. He was also in several classic films. He died of a stroke at age 70.

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Brent McKee

As well, Barry Nelson, who was the first man to play James Bond (although they insisted on calling him "Jimmy" Bond) on screen in a 1954 live TV production of "Casino Royale" died on April 7 at age 89 according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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