TV Obits: Anderson, Dial, Duggan
by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2008 12:39PM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Bob Anderson: He was probably best known as playing the young George Bailey in the classic movie It's A Wonderful Life, with the famous scene of Bailey getting boxed in the ear by a drunk pharmacist (the actor really did bloody his ear during rehearsals). Anderson had roles in other movies, including A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A Place in the Sun, and The Bishop's Wife, and had a role in the 50s TV series The Adventures of Spin and Marty. After leaving acting he went on to be a production manager for several movies, including Passenger 57, The Omen IV, Demolition Man, Bonfire of the Vanities, and the TV show The Time Tunnel. Anderson died of cancer at age 75.
- Bill Dial: He was a veteran TV writer/producer whose many credits include WKRP in Cincinnati (including the famous turkeys episode), Simon & Simon, Star Trek: DS9, Star Trek: Voyager, The Wonderful World of Disney, Evening Shade, and Sliders. He died of a heart attack at age 64.
- Terry Duggan: He was an actor who appeared in many TV shows, including The X-Files, Class Act, Just Good Friends, Return of the Saint, Poirot, Are You Being Served?, On The Buses, and Manhunt. He also made an appearance in 2001: A Space Odyssey and had roles in The Horror of Frankenstein, and A Place To Hide. He died in England.
- If you missed it, here is our obit for sportscaster Jim McKay.