TV Obits: Harris, Monroe, Mallon, Monette
by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 16th 2008 8:04AM
A roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.
- Mel Harris: He was an exec at both Paramount and Sony Television who helped launch USA Network, Star Trek: TNG, and Entertainment Tonight. He was also one of the first executives in the 70s to push the idea of selling movies to the public on videotapes. He died of cancer at age 65.
- Robert Monroe: He was a producer and acting teacher. He produced such TV pilot movies as The Rookies and Jigsaw John as well as TV movies like They Only Come Out At Night, The Daughters of Joshua McCabe, and The Great American Beauty Contest. He died at age 79.
- Bobby Mallon: He was one of the last surviving actors from the Little Rascals/Our Gang shorts. He died at age 89.
- Richard Monette: He was an actor who starred in several TV shows including The Twilight Zone (80s version), Night Heat, Counterstrike, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Adderly, Peep Show, and Jackanory. He was also in the movies Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, Harrison Bergeron, and Murder By Night. He was also an acclaimed stage actor in Canada. He died of a pulmonary embolism at age 64.