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TV Obits: Corey Allen, Jimmy Dean, Richard Dunn

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2010 3:30PM
We round up the television personalities, both from in front of the camera and behind it, who have recently passed away.

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Top TV Stories of 2009: People we lost

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 13th 2009 4:03PM
So we come to that time of year when we list all of the TV celebrities that have died over the past year. We hear about these people passing away at various points of the year (sometimes a few the same week), but it's really odd to see them all listed together at once like you'll see after the jump.

It's like 40% of pop culture dies every year.

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Death is coming to Chuck, Lost, Ugly Betty, Law and Order: SVU, other shows

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 16th 2009 5:29PM
ChuckMichael Ausiello is the harbinger of death.

OK, to be more specific, he's the guy to go to if you want to know how many people are going to die at the end of the season on your favorite show. He's not naming any names (if he knows them), but we can probably make some sort of guess for each one.

We've already discussed the death coming up on Heroes, but now it looks like three people are going to die on the show. Two of them will stay dead, and one is a fake out. I would guess that Danko is one of the people who is going to die (I don't see Zeljko Ivanek coming back to the show next season), but I'm not sure who the other one will be. I'm sure Tracy is involved, though I'm not sure if she will stay dead, come back to life, or split into another personality or whatever.

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Top TV Stories of 2008: People we lost

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 29th 2008 3:02PM
Bernie MacThis is always the most depressing end-of-year list -- the TV people (in front of and behind the camera) who died during the past year. This is a big list, but if we forgot anyone, let us know in the comments (and check out the obituary category for more).

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TV Obits: Harris, Monroe, Mallon, Monette

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 16th 2008 8:04AM
Mel HarrisA 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.

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TV Obits: Pate, Keller, Mosel, Priestley

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 2nd 2008 9:22AM
Michael PateA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Michael Pate: He was a veteran Australian actor who appeared in many TV shows over the years, including Batman, The Rifleman, The Time Tunnel, The Rat Patrol, Matlock Police, Hondo, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Disneyland, The Wild Wild West, Daktari, Get Smart, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Zorro, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Lassie, and a ton of westerns. He was also the first person to play the Felix Leiter character, in the 50s TV version of Casino Royale. He appeared in several movies, including Houdini, Major Dundee, The Silver Chalice, Howling III, Return of the Gunfighter, PT109, McClintock!, and Sergeants 3. He died of complications from pneumonia at age 88.

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TV Obits: MacKay, Cohen, Crane, Theobald

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 27th 2008 1:23PM
Jeff MacKayA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Jeff MacKay: He was a veteran character actor who you know as Mac from Magnum, P.I. and his role as Bud's father on JAG. He was also a regular on Tales of the Gold Monkey and Baa Baa Black Sheep and appeared on other shows such as Diagnosis: Murder, Outlaws, Airwolf, The Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle and McCormack, and the original Battlestar Galactica. He also appeared in such movies as All The President's Men and The Wild, Wild West Revisited. He died of liver failure at age 60.

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TV Obits: Carry, Pflug, Mooney

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 21st 2008 11:22AM
CarryA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Julius Carry: He was probably best known for his role as Lord Bowler on The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Carry was also a regular on The District, Doctor, Doctor, and Do Over, and had recurring roles on Murphy Brown, Boy Meets World, and Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place. He also did guest spots on many other shows, including Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Spin City, Caroline in the City, Earth 2, Grace Under Fire, Hill Street Blues, Empty Nest, Tales from the Crypt, Murder, She Wrote, Moonlighting, and many others. His last role was on an episode of The Unit. He also appeared in such movies as The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, Moving, The Last Dragon, and The Man with One Red Shoe. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 56.

I was thinking about treating myself to a Brisco County marathon this weekend, and now I think that's a definite.

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TV Obits: Furth, Rigby, Stulla, Krupnick, Boghossian

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 17th 2008 12:05PM
FurthA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • George Furth: He was a veteran character actor who appeared in tons of TV shows over the years, including L.A. Law, All in the Family, Murder, She Wrote, Happy Days, The Odd Couple, Bonanza, Green Acres, Adam-12, Night Gallery, I Dream of Jeannie, The Monkees, The Good Guys, That Girl, Batman, F Troop, McHale's Navy, The Defenders, The Nanny, and Wings, as well as movies such as Blazing Saddles, Shampoo, Airport '77, The Boston Strangler, Bulworth, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He was also an acclaimed playwright, writing the play Twigs and collaborating with Stephen Sondheim on Company, Merrily We Roll Along, and Getting Away with Murder. He died at age 75.

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TV Obits: Brillstein, Taylor, Scott, Insul

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 9th 2008 2:47PM
BrillsteinA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Bernie Brillstein: He was a veteran manager and producer who not only produced such shows as NewsRadio, Just Shoot Me, Mr. Show, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Heist, ALF, and The Martin Short Show, he helped bring Saturday Night Live and The Sopranos to television, and helped the careers of such performers as Brad Pitt, John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Jim Henson, Peter Falk, Geena Davis, Norm Crosby, George Wendt, Richard Dreyfus, and many others, including several TV and film writers. He also wrote a memoir in the late 90s titled Where Did I Go Right? and produced such movies as The Cable Guy, Happy Gilmore, The Blues Brothers, and the two Ghost Busters films. He died of heart disease at age 77.

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TV Obits: Bullock, Powers, Caray, Ackerman, Whitehead

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2008 12:05PM
BullockA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Hiram Bullock: He was a veteran session guitarist probably best known to TV fans as being a guitarist in Paul Shaffer's band during the first couple of years of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. He also played on classic albums by everyone from Billy Joel and Steely Dan to Barbara Streisand and Sting. He died in New York at age 52.

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TV Obits: Haines, Stafford, Charles, Gates

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 29th 2008 1:03PM
Larry HainesA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Larry Haines: He portrayed Stu Bergman on Search For Tomorrow for the entire series, from 1951 to 1986. He won two Emmys for the role. Haines also appeared in many other shows, including Kojak, Maude, The Defenders, The Nurses, Another World, and Loving, as well as the movies The Odd Couple (he played Speed) and The Seven-Ups. He died at age 89.

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TV Obits: Keyes, Guzman, Kahn, Crane

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 17th 2008 1:23PM

Evelyn Keyes and John HustonA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Evelyn Keyes: Although she was best known for her movie work, including The Seven Year Itch, Gone with the Wind, The Jolson Story, and Here Comes Mr. Jordan, she also guest starred on many TV shows, including The Love Boat, several episodes of Murder, She Wrote, Amazing Stories, and Climax! She was once married to jazz legend Artie Shaw and directors John Huston and Charles Vidor. She died in Montecito, CA at age 91.

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TV Obits: Chauvin, Turner, Lieber, Wheeler

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 9th 2008 3:21PM

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

  • Lilyan Chauvin: She was a veteran actress you might remember as Joey's grandmother on Friends and the woman in the pilot of The Pretender who asks "Are you a doctor?" (Jarrod's response: "I am today"). She appeared on a ton of other shows over the years, including ER, Alias, Frasier, Star Trek: DS9, Ugly Betty, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Baywatch, The Young and the Restless, Falcon Crest, Fantasy Island, Man From Atlantis, The Bob Newhart Show, Mannix, The Adventures of Superman, Studio One, and many, many others. She died of cancer and heart disease at age 82.

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TV Obits: Davis, Beckman, Furlong

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 1st 2008 10:20AM

Don S. DavisA 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.

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