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TV Obits: Westerman, Fields, Steinberg, Shaffer

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 18th 2007 3:41PM

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

  • Floyd Red Crow Westerman: The American Indian actor and activist was known for many roles, including Albert Hosteen on The X-Files and Ten Bears in the movie Dances with Wolves. He also appeared in Walker, Texas Ranger, Dharma and Greg, L.A. Law, Northern Exposure, Judging Amy, Roseanne, Murder, She Wrote, MacGyver, and many other shows. He died of leukemia at age 71.

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TV Obits: Knievel, Tolkin, Mercer

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 1st 2007 11:20AM

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

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TV Obits: Valdis, Lambert, Zinner, Zindler

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 26th 2007 10:33AM

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

  • Sigrid Valdis: She was best known as playing Hilda on Hogan's Heroes. She went on to marry costar Bob Crane on the set of the show in 1970 (her married name was Patricia Crane). She also appeared in other shows, including The Wild, Wild West and Kraft Suspense Theater, as well as the movies Our Man Flint and Marriage on the Rocks. She died of lung cancer at age 72.

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TV Obits: Burns, Kowalski, Anderson, Lee, Kuney

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 18th 2007 3:13PM

George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ronnie BurnsA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Ronnie Burns: He was the son of George Burns and Gracie Allen and played himself on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and The George Burns Show. He also appeared in other TV shows, including The Honeymooners, Playhouse 90, The Jack Benny Show, and Happy. He died of cancer at age 72 in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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TV Obits: Cele, Dawes, Martinez

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2007 3:02PM

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

  • Henry Cele: He was probably best known for his role in the classic TV miniseries Shaka Zulu in 1986. He also starred in several movies, including The Ghost and the Darkness, Point of Impact, and two other Shaka Zulu movies. Before becoming an actor he was a pro soccer player. He died of a chest infection at age 58.

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TV Obits: Chapman, Brewer, Ramos, Mauch, Nedboy

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 26th 2007 3:01PM

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

  • Lonny Chapman: He was a veteran stage and screen actor/director who appeared on several TV shows over the years, including Murder, She Wrote, NYPD Blue, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman, Riptide, Hotel, Knight Rider, Trapper John, M.D., Simon & Simon, Vegas, Quincy, M.E., Charlies Angels, Kojak, McCloud, and many, many others. He also starred in several Broadway plays, including Come Back Little Sheba, and served in World War II. He died of heart disease at age 87.

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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: Wyman, Ryan, Kent

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2007 3:26PM

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

  • Jane Wyman: She won an Oscar for her role in the movie Johnny Belinda, but is probably best known to TV fans as the matriarch on the primetime soap Falcon Crest and as the ex-wife of Ronald Reagan. She died at age 93 in Palm Springs, CA.

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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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