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November 21, 2014

TV Obits: Idelson, Ish, Dusenberry

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 9th 2008 9:20AM

Bill Idelson, Rose MarieA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Bill Idelson: He is probably best remembered as Sally's longtime boyfriend Herman Glimscher on The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also wrote for the show and several others over the years, including The Andy Griffith Show, M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Bewitched, Get Smart, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, The Twilight Zone, The Flintstones, and many others, and acted on dozens of shows since the 50s, and even played the son on the Vic and Sade radio show. He died from complications from a hip injury at age 88.

  • Kathryn Ish: She was an actress who appeared on several shows over the years, including The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP In Cincinnati, and Laverne & Shirley, and was in the original Love Boat TV movie. She was also a veteran director and voice over artist and was married to the late character actor Richard Stahl. She died of cancer at age 71.

  • Phil Dusenberry: He is probably best known as the screenwriter of The Natural, but he also created several famous advertising campaigns, including "Pepsi: The Choice of a New Generation" and "GE, We Bring Good Things To Life." He also worked on the ad campaign for New York City after 9/11. He died of lung cancer at age 71.

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