TV Obits: Roscoe Lee Browne, Edward Mallory, John P. Ryan
by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 14th 2007 1:54PM
A 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.