TV Obits: Nettleton, Eagle, Elkes
by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 24th 2008 8:27PM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Lois Nettleton: She was a veteran TV, film, and stage actress who appeared in a number of TV shows, including The Twilight Zone, Seinfeld (she played the mother of the woman George was dating when he ate out of her garbage), Crossing Jordan, Babylon 5, Coach, Murder, She Wrote, The Flash, Full House, In The Heat of the Night, The Facts of Life, The Golden Girls, Love Boat, Medical Center, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and dozens of others. She was also in the films Come Fly with Me, A Face in the Crowd, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and The Bamboo Saucer, and the plays A Streetcar Named Desire and The Biggest Thief in Town. She died of lung cancer at age 80.
- Jack Eagle: He was a character actor and comic best known for his role as Brother Dominic in a famous commercial for Xerox that first ran during the Super Bowl. He also appeared in movies, including Stepmom and Isn't She Great. He died at age 81 in New York.
- Terrence Elkes: He was the President of Viacom from 1978 to 1987. He was a major force in Viacom acquiring MTV and Showtime. He died of heart valve complications at age 73.
- Here are our obituaries for Suzanne Pleshette and Allan Melvin.