TV Obits: Wyman, Ryan, Kent
by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2007 3:26PM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Jane Wyman: She won an Oscar for her role in the movie Johnny Belinda, but is probably best known to TV fans as the matriarch on the primetime soap Falcon Crest and as the ex-wife of Ronald Reagan. She died at age 93 in Palm Springs, CA.
- Steve Ryan: He was a veteran character actor who was a regular on such shows as Arrested Development, Oz, Daddio, American Dreams, Wiseguy, and Crime Story. He also appeared on Las Vegas, Miami Vice, Law and Order, 7th Heaven, Boston Legal, JAG, and had a recurring role as Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchinson on The West Wing. He died at age 55 in Duarte, CA.
- Ralph Kent: He was a veteran artist for Disney who was nicknamed "The Keeper of the Mouse," because he was in charge of how the mouse was drawn and represented on merchandise. He also designed the mascots for The Buffalo Bills and The Florida Marlins sports teams. He died of cancer in Florida at age 68.