TV Obits: Davis, Beckman, Furlong
by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 1st 2008 10:20AM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Don S. Davis: The veteran actor appeared on numerous TV shows over the past 25 years, including Stargate SG-1 (he played Major General George Hammond), Twin Peaks, The X-Files, The Dead Zone, Psych, Highlander, Supernatural, Flash Gordon, The West Wing, NCIS, The Chris Isaak Show, Profit, M.A.N.T.I.S., MacGyver (also serving as Dana Elcar's body double), L.A. Law, Joanie Loves Chachi, and many others. He also appeared in dozens of movies, including A League of Their Own, Con Air, Miracle, The 6th Day, Hook, The Fan, and Best In Show. He died this week at age 65.
- Henry Beckman: He appeared in tons of shows over a 50+ year acting career, including Here Come The Brides (he played Captain Clancy), Peyton Place (George Anderson), The X-Files, MacGyver, Booker, Werewolf, St. Elsewhere, Quincy, M.E., Simon & Simon, Fantasy Island, The Rockford Files, Barney Miller, The Six Million Dollar Man, Ironside, Gunsmoke, Cannon, Mannix, Here's Lucy, Shaft, Night Gallery, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Perry Mason, Andy Griffith Show, McHale's Navy, The Wild, Wild West, Studio One, Flash Gordon (50s version), and many others. He died at age 86.
- John Furlong: The actor was probably best known for appearing in many Russ Meyer films (and dubbing his voice in many of them), but he also appeared in dozens of TV shows over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, Cagney and Lacey, Remington Steele, Airwolf, Simon & Simon, Dallas, T.J. Hooker, Hart to Hart, The Rockford Files, McCloud, Ironside, Adam-12, and many more. He also appeared in the movies Blazing Saddles, Wyatt Earp, Jagged Edge, The Swarm, All The President's Men, and The Front Page. He died on June 23.