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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 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: Bates, Davidson, Finn, Allen

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 5th 2007 12:21PM

The Phantom and Jeanne BatesA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Jeanne Bates: She was best known as Nurse Wills on the 1950s medical series Ben Casey. She appeared on many TV shows over the years, including That 70's Show, Wings, The Young and the Restless, Dallas, Three's Company, Quincy, M.E., Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files, Cannon, The Saint, Hawaii Five-O, The Twilight Zone, and many others. She also appeared in several movies such as Die Hard 2, Grand Canyon, Eraserhead, the 1943 The Phantom serial, and the 1951 version of Death of a Salesman. She died of cancer at age 89.

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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: Gerber, Garcia, Symonds

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 31st 2007 2:01PM

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

  • Roy Gerber: Gerber was not only a veteran talent manager and agent who worked with several celebs, including The Beatles, The Rat Pack, Vic Damone, Shirley Jones, Sid Caesar, Arsenio Hall, and Tom Jones, he was also the model for the Oscar Madison character in The Odd Couple. He was the roommate of Neil Simon's brother Danny in the 1960s after he separated from his wife. He died of a brain tumor in Beverly Hills at age 82.

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TV Obits: Hodge, Collier, Boyd

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 24th 2007 4:04PM

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

  • Max Hodge: He was a writer who worked on several TV shows over the years, including Mission: Impossible, Wild Wild West, CHiPs, Ironside, Alias Smith and Jones, The Waltons, Eight is Enough, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Cannon, Marcus Welby, M.D., and many others. He was also a writer for Batman and created the Mr. Freeze character. He died at age 91 in Woodland Hills, CA.

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TV Obits: Burns, Franklin, Wilson

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 26th 2007 2:03PM

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

  • Pete Wilson: He was a veteran, award-winning news anchor and talk show host for California TV station KGO-TV. Over the years he also worked for KRON-TV and KTXL-TV. He died in Palo Alto from a heart attack during surgery. He was 62.

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