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Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Jonathan Crombie, 48 (1966 - 2015)

    Jonathan Crombie

    '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.

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  • Richard Dysart, 85 (1929 - 2015)

    Richard Dysart

    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 long illness. He was 86.Dysart died Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, California, according to his daughter-in-law Jeannine Jacobi.He created the Broadway role of the Coach in "That Championship...

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  • Stan Freberg, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    Stan Freberg

    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 hailed as the father of the funny commercial, died Tuesday. He was 88.Freberg died at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, his wife, Hunter Freberg, told The Associated Press.His face might not have been as...

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  • Alton "Ben" Powers, 64 (1950 - 2015)

    Alton "Ben" Powers

    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 handling arrangements, said Powers died April 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Details were not released.Powers played football player Keith Anderson, the third husband of Thelma Evans (Bern Nadette...

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  • James Best, 88 (1926 - 2015)

    James Best

    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 Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88. His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said Tuesday that Best died Monday night in hospice care from complications of pneumonia. Best starred on the television...

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