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Patrick Macnee, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Patrick Macnee, who played a stylish secret agent on the 1960s television series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee, who died Thursday of natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California, played John Steed on the TV program, which debuted in the U.S. in 1966 and ran for eight years in syndication. Macnee's character in the series was partnered with a series of beautiful women. The most...
Dick Van Patten, 86 (1928 - 2015)
Actor Dick Van Patten, who played patriarch Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough," has died. He was 86.
Michael King (2015)
By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Michael King, an innovative TV syndicator who helped make stars of Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, has died.A family member confirms King died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia. He was 67.With his brother Roger, Michael King inherited King World Productions in 1972 from their father, Charles King, who...
Ann Meara, 85 (1929 - 2015)
By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. She was 85. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released...
Marty Pasetta (2015)
The Associated PressLA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Marty Pasetta, a television veteran who directed Academy Awards telecasts for most of the 1970s and 80s, has died.Pasetta died Thursday night in La Quinta, California, after being hit by an unattended car that was apparently left running. He was 82.Pasetta directed 17 Oscar telecasts from 1972 to 1988. He also directed several Grammy Awards, The...
William Bast, 84 (1931 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — William Bast, a TV writer who co-created the 1980s "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" during a four-decade career, has died. He was 84.His friend, Niki Marvin,...
Grace Lee Whitney, 85 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.Whitney died of natural causes Friday in her...
Maria Elena Velasco, 74 (1940 - 2015)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican actress and comedian Maria Elena Velasco, best known for her character "The Indian Maria," has died at age 74.The Mexican film institute announced...
Suzanne Crough, 52 (1963 - 2015)
SALLY HO, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show "The Partridge Family" has died. Suzanne Crough Condray, who played Tracy Partridge, was...
Jayne Meadows, 95 (1919 - 2015)
AP Television Writer, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. ...
Sawyer Sweeten, 19 (1995 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19. Sweeten committed suicide, his...
Lois Lilienstein , 78 (1936 - 2015)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian musician Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram fame has died at age 78.Her son David Lilienstein said Thursday that she died at home in Toronto after...
Jonathan Crombie, 48 (1966 - 2015)
'Anne of Green Gables' actor Jonathan Crombie has died in New York City. He was 48. More details will be posted as it becomes available.
Richard Dysart, 85 (1929 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Dysart, a veteran stage and screen actor who played senior partner Leland McKenzie in the long-running TV courtroom drama "L.A. Law," has died after a...
Stan Freberg, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Freberg, the spirited comic genius who lampooned American history in his landmark recordings "The United States of America" and was...
Alton "Ben" Powers, 64 (1950 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.Auclair Funeral Home, which is...
James Best, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By JONATHAN DREW and MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated Press RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of...
Alberta Watson, 60 (1955 - 2015)
The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Canadian film and television actress Alberta Watson has died. She was 60.Her agent, Pam Winter, said Watson died Saturday in Toronto after a long battle with...
Windell Middlebrooks, 36 (1979 - 2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Windell Middlebrooks, an actor who gained TV commercial stardom as a burly, no-nonsense beer delivery man who confiscated the brew from...
Eugene Patton, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Eugene Patton, the stagehand who became "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine" on television's "The Gong Show" in the late 1970s, has died.Patton died in...
Sam Simon, 59 (1955 - 2015)
By FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channeled much of his personal...
Daniel von Bargen, 64 (1950 - 2015)
By LISA CORNWELL, The Associated PressCINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza's dim-witted boss Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 64.Von Bargen died Sunday in the...
Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth...
Ben Woolf (2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. Woolf...
Harris Wittels, 30 (1984 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose at his...
Gary Owens, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man behind the smooth baritone best known for announcing "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" has died. Gary Owens was 80 years old.Owens' family said Friday...
Sandy Socolow (2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Sanford Socolow, a longtime CBS News executive who was a right-hand man to anchor Walter Cronkite, has died. The Manhattan resident died...
Geraldine McEwan, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.McEwan was known for many roles including playing...
Joe Franklin, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
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...