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Top TV Stories of 2007: People we've lost

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 26th 2007 8:00AM

Merv GriffinEach year in our "Top TV Stories" posts we look back at the number of celebrities and behind the scenes people that have passed away during the year. This is always a hard list to put together, so if I've missed anyone, please let me know in the comments and I'll add them to the list.

This year we also lost someone very close to us.

Merv Griffin
Tom Snyder
Joel Siegel
Anna Nicole Smith
Robert Goulet
Joey Bishop


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TV Obits: Mann, Day, Levin, Westmore

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 14th 2007 1:41PM

Leo Durocher, Laraine Day

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

  • Laraine Day: She was probably best known for starring in such movies as Foreign Correspondent, Mr. Lucky, The Locket, and several Dr. Kildare movies, but she also had a variety show of her own in the 1950s and was a panelist on I've Got A Secret. She later made appearances on such shows as Murder, She Wrote, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Lou Grant, Medical Center, Airwolf, Hotel, and others. She was also known as "The First Lady Of Baseball" because of her marriage to Leo Durocher. She died in Utah at age 87.

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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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