TV Obits: Law, DeRoy, Stone, Hanrahan
by Bob Sassone, posted May 15th 2008 8:06AM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- John Phillip Law: He was a veteran actor best known for such films as Barbarella, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The Cassandra Crossing, Tarzan The Ape Man, and Hurry Sundown. He appeared in many TV shows over the years, including The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, It's A Living, and The Young and the Restless. He died in Los Angeles at age 70.
- Richard DeRoy: He was a television writer who wrote for several TV shows from the late 40s to the early 90s, including The Twilight Zone, Remington Steele, Hawaii Five-O, Hart to Hart, The Name of the Game, The Flying Nun, Rat Patrol, Peyton Place, Surfside 6, 77 Sunset Strip, Checkmate, Studio One, The Father Dowling Mysteries, and The Partridge Family. He died in Los Angeles at age 77.
- Ron Stone: He was a veteran TV journalist, anchoring the news in Houston, TX for 30 years. He died of cancer at age 72.
- Jack Hanrahan: He was also a veteran TV writer, penning such shows as Get Smart, Laugh-In, Frankenstein Jr., Marcus Welby, M.D., The Waltons, Police Story, CHiPs, Inspector Gadget, Captain N and the New Super Mario World, The New Archies, and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. He died at age 75 after suffering for years from mental problems and heart problems.