TV Obits: Chapman, Brewer, Ramos, Mauch, Nedboy
by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 26th 2007 3:01PM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Lonny Chapman: He was a veteran stage and screen actor/director who appeared on several TV shows over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, NYPD Blue, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Riptide, Hotel, Knight Rider, Trapper John, M.D., Simon & Simon, Vegas, Quincy, M.E., Charlies Angels, Kojak, McCloud, and many, many others. He also starred in several Broadway plays, including Come Back Little Sheba, and served in World War II. He died of heart disease at age 87.
- Teresa Brewer: She was a singer best known for the songs "Till I Waltz Again With You" and "Ricochet." She also appeared on many TV shows over the years, including The Tonight Show, Ramona, The Muppet Show, The Steve Allen Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, and Toast of the Town. She died of neuromuscular disease in New Rochelle, NY at age 76.
- Vic Ramos: He was a veteran casting director who cast such films as Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II, The Blue Lagoon, and many others. He was also an actor, having appeared in such shows as Route 66 and The Naked City. He died of pulmonary failure at age 77.
- Bob "Bobby" Mauch: He was probably best known as part of the Mauch Twins acting duo when he was a teenager, appearing in such films as The Prince and the Pauper and Penrod and His Twin Brother. He later worked as a film editor on the TV series Dragnet. He died from heart problems at age 86.
- Marty Nedboy: He was a dialogue coach on several series over the years, including Murphy Brown, Moonlighting, George Lopez, Suddenly Susan, and Mork and Mindy. He also appeared on several TV shows, including Suddenly Susan, George Lopez, Love & War, and Head of the Class. He died from injuries he got in a fall. He was 77.