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TV Obits: Chef Tell, Cummins, O'Neill

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 2nd 2007 8:01AM

Chef TellA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Chef Tell (Paul Erhardt): He was better known to TV viewers as Chef Tell, who cooked on several shows over the years, including his PBS series In The Kitchen With Chef Tell, Regis & Kathie Lee, Evening Magazine, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. According to some, the "Swedish Chef" character on The Muppet Show was based on Erhardt. He died of heart failure at age 63.

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TV Obits: Grizzard, Van Horne, Franklin, Timothy

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 4th 2007 6:02PM

George GrizzardA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • George Grizzard: He was a veteran actor who appeared on tons of shows since the 1950s. I remember him as Susan's ex-husband on Spenser: For Hire, and he also appeared on The Golden Girls, Playhouse 90, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Ironside, Hawaii Five-0, The Cosby Show, Murder, She Wrote, Third Rock From The Sun, and had a recurring role on Law and Order. He was also in several movies, including Wonder Boys, Advise & Consent, and Flags of Our Fathers, and was a Tony Award-winning stage actor. He died of lung cancer in New York at age 79.

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TV Obits: Evans, Maxwell, Manulis, Humbard, Fein

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 30th 2007 8:21PM

Lois Maxwell, Sean ConneryA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Lois Maxwell: She is probably best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in all the James Bond movies up until Roger Moore's last (A View To A Kill), but she also appeared in several TV shows, including The Avengers, UFO, The Saint, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (80s version), Zero One, Danger Man, One Step Beyond, and Adventures in Rainbow Country. She died of cancer at age 80 in Australia.

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TV Obits: Ghostley, Smidt, Kamps

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2007 3:02PM

Alice GhostleyA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Alice Ghostley: She was best known for her role as bumbling witch Esmerelda on Bewitched. She was also a regular on Designing Women and Evening Shade and made appearances on many shows over the years, including The Golden Girls, Passions, Simon & Simon, Maude, Good Times, Love, American Style, Family, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Odd Couple, It Taks A Thief, Get Smart, and many others. She died in Studio City, CA at age 81 of complications from cancer and strokes.

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TV Obits: Callahan, Tuttle, Handelman

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 15th 2007 2:01PM

Charles in ChargeA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • James Callahan: He played the grandfather on Charles In Charge. He had appearances on several shows over the years, including Medium, ER, Promised Land, Cybill, Caroline in the City, Picket Fences, Golden Girls, M*A*S*H, Adam-12, The Invanders, Route 66, The Time Tunnel, My Favorite Martian, Dennis The Menace, and dozens of others. He died of cancer at age 76.

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TV Obits: Sowards, Di Sesso, Nearing, Downing

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 18th 2007 4:01PM

Star Trek IIA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Jack B. Sowards: He was a television and film writer who wrote for Bonanza, Peyton Place, Daniel Boone, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Hagen, The Bold Ones, B.L. Stryker, and Star Trek: TNG. He also wrote the big screen movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. He died in Valley Village, CA at age 78.

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TV Obits: Richmond, Conkling, Wright

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 28th 2007 10:21AM

The King SistersA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Donna King Conkling: She was one of the original members of the King Sisters singing group and one of the stars of the ABC show The King Family in the 60s. She also appeared in several movies, including Meet The People, Cuban Pete, and Sing Your Worries Away. She died in Texas at age 88.

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TV Obits: Cohen, Friendly, Demarest, De Santis

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 20th 2007 1:02PM
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, Claudia CohenClaudia Cohen: She was one of the more famous gossip columnists, and had a regular spot on both Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and Live with Regis and Kelly, as well guest spots on Curb Your Enthusiasm and ESPN. She got her start writing for The New York Post also wrote the "I, Claudia" column for The New York Daily News. Cohen died last Saturday of complications from stomach cancer that was first diagnosed six years ago.

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TV Obits: Wyler, Frazier, Philippe

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2007 1:06PM

Gretchen WylerA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Gretchen Wyler: She was a veteran TV, Broadway, and film actress and animal rights activist. On TV she had regular stints on Dallas and On Our Own, and guest starred on many series: MacGyver, Charlie's Angels, Judging Amy, Providence, Designing Woman, Who's The Boss, Falcon Crest, Remington Steele, Benson, St. Elsewhere, The Wonderful World of Disney, Hart to Hart, Naked City, and a ton more. The show I'll always remember her for is Friends. In the episode where Monica and Phoebe catered a funeral, she was the widow who wouldn't pay them and sang a song. She died at age 75 of complications from breast cancer.

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TV Obits: Conway, Greeley, Lindsay

by Bob Sassone, posted May 31st 2007 2:41PM

TV Guide - NursesA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Shirl Conway: She was one of the leads in the 60s series The Nurses (she played head nurse Liz Thorpe). She also appeared in episodes of Route 66, Caesar's Hour, The Defenders, and other shows and movies. She died earlier this month at age 90. (That's her on the right in the pic.)

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TV Obits: Gibson, Harrington, Ashton

by Bob Sassone, posted May 11th 2007 3:21PM

The Fugitive logoA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Lois Gibson: She was a writer and story editor for such shows as The Fugitive, The Invaders, Quincy, M.E., and The Untouchables. She was also the wife of actor/comic Henry Gibson. She died in Malibu, CA at age 77.

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TV Obits: Greer, Richards, Jenson

by Bob Sassone, posted May 4th 2007 8:35AM

Dabbs GreerA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Dabbs Greer: Name a TV show, and Greer made an appearance on it. He was the ultimate character actor, having appeared on several shows over the years, including The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, Diagnosis: Murder, Ally McBeal, Spin City, L.A. Law, Empty Nest, The Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone, The Brady Bunch, The Rifleman, Lizzie McGuire and so many others. One of those character actors who played a half dozen different roles on various shows. He was a regular on Picket Fences, Maybe It's Me, and Little House on the Prairie. He died in Pasadena at age 90.

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