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Peggy Charren, 86 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming, has died. She was 86.Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday at a nursing home in Dedham, according to Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, Rhode Island.Charren founded Action for Children's...
Stan Irwin (2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business partner George Michaud says Irwin died Wednesday of natural causes in Los Angeles. Irwin guided the careers of such celebs as Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Pearl Bailey. He was credited for...
Tony Verna, 81 (1933 - 2015)
The Associated PressPALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died. He was 81.Verna died Sunday at his Palm Desert home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, daughter Tracy Soiseth said.CBS used instant replay for the first time in the Dec. 7, 1963 Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, after...
Anne Kirkbride, 60 (1954 - 2015)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Actress Anne Kirkbride, a star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 60. Network ITV says Kirkbride, who played the long-suffering, much-married Deirdre Barlow, died Monday in a hospital in Manchester, northwest England, after a short illness. Set in the fictional working-class...
Greg Plitt, 37 (1977 - 2015)
BURBANK, Calif. – A fitness model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. Two men were filming George Plitt Jr., 37, on the railroad track north of the Burbank train station Saturday afternoon when Plitt was hit by a Metrolink passenger train, said Burbank...
Michele Serros, 48 (1966 - 2015)
The Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became...
Donna Douglas, 81 (1933 - 2015)
NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near...
Edward Herrmann, 71 (1943 - 2014)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressThe son of Edward Herrmann says the "Gilmore Girls" star and Tony Award-winner has died.Rory Herrmann said that his father died Wednesday in a New York City...
Howard Schultz (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Howard Schultz, a veteran producer of unscripted TV whose credits include the long-running reality program "Extreme Makeover," has died. He was 61.Schultz died...
Robert Taylor (2014)
Robert Taylor, who served as the animator on Fritz the Cat, the first X-rated cartoon, and then directed and co-wrote its sequel, has died. He was 70. Taylor died Dec. 11 in Woodland Hills of...
Robert Kinoshita, 100 (1914 - 2014)
Multiple news sources are reporting Robert Kinoshita died on December 9, 2014. More information to follow.
Stephanie Moseley (2014)
Police are investigating rapper Earl Hayes, VH1 star Stephanie Moseley's deaths in apparent murder-suicide. More information will be posted as it comes available.
Ken Weatherwax, 59 (1955 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.Weatherwax died of a heart...
Glen A. Larson, 77 (1937 - 2014)
GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original "Battlestar Galactica," ''Knight Rider," ''Magnum, P...
Diem Brown (2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Diem Brown has lost a long battle with cancer. The reality star and advocate for cancer survivors died Friday in a New York hospital, according to E!...
Warren Clarke, 67 (1947 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Warren Clarke, known for his role in the TV drama "Dalziel and Pascoe" and many other parts, died on Wednesday. He was 67.The Independent Talent...
Carol Ann Susi, 62 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory" has died.Carol Ann Susi's agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, says the actress died...
Marcia Strassman, 66 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66.Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks,...
Elizabeth Pena, 55 (1959 - 2014)
DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like ...
Elizabeth Norment, 61 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has...
Jan Hooks, 57 (1957 - 2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks, whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker...
Skip E. Lowe (2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed...
Molly Glynn (2014)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled...
William Greaves, 87 (1926 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose...
Don Pardo, 96 (1918 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live." ...
Charles Keating, 72 (1941 - 2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Keating, a British-born Shakespearean actor who was amused by the fame that came with being an American soap opera star on "Another...
J.J. Murphy (2014)
The Associated PressBELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities say Belfast actor J.J. Murphy has died days after starting his new role on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."No cause of death was...
Robert Halmi, Sr. (2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick.The Hungarian...
James Garner, 86 (1928 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while...
Elaine Stritch, 89 (1925 - 2014)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actors Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti and Holland Taylor and writer Liz Smith led a tearful and raucous tribute Monday to Elaine...