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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 "Modern Family," has died. She was 55. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details...
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 during a five-year stint on the show, has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to her agent, Lisa Lieberman. She had no other details. Hooks, a Decatur, Georgia, native...
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 incongruous that Skip E. Lowe would somehow outlast every other TV host from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno. For one thing, his show aired on the kind of cable channels that carry school board meetings....
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 by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.Glynn was with her husband, Joe Foust, when the storm rolled quickly into the area, just north of Chicago, the executive...
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 subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his...
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) — Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized...
Bob Hastings, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his...
Mesach Taylor, 67 (1947 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and...
Caleb Bankston (2014)
The Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Caleb Bankston, a former contestant on the "Survivor" reality show, has died in a railway accident in Alabama. He was 27.Jefferson County Deputy Coroner...
Ann B. Davis (2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press Emmy-winning actress Ann B. Davis, who became America's favorite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday at a San...
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., 95 (1918 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to...
Lee Marshall, 64 (1949 - 2014)
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Lee Marshall, one of the actors who supplied the booming voice of Tony the Tiger in commercials, has died. He was 64. His son, Jason VanBorssum, tells the Los Angeles...
Eric Hill (2014)
More details regarding Eric's passing will be provided as they become available.
The Ultimate Warrior, 54 (1959 - 2014)
DAN GELSTON, The Associated Press The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from...
Sandy Grossman (2014)
RACHEL COHEN, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Grossman, who directed a record 10 Super Bowl broadcasts and spent more than two decades in the TV truck working with announcers Pat...
Kate O'Mara, 74 (1939 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actress Kate O'Mara, best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at the age of 74, her agent said.Phil Belfield said O'Mara died...
James Rebhorn (2014)
JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — James Rebhorn, the prolific character actor whose credits included "Homeland," ''Scent of a Woman" and "My Cousin Vinny," has died. He was 65. ...
Clarissa Dickson Wright (2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British television personality who found fame as half of the food-loving duo "Two Fat Ladies," has died at the age...
Sheila MacRae (2014)
The Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver...
Henry "Hank" Rieger, 95 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members say the former president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has died in Oceanside, Calif.Henry "Hank" Rieger was 95. He died on...
Geoff Edwards, 83 (1931 - 2014)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. ...
Ted Bergmann (2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts has died.Ted Bergmann's wife, Beverly, says the veteran producer died Sunday following...
Jim Lange, 81 (1932 - 2014)
CHANNING JOSEPH, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in California. He was 81. He died Tuesday...
Mary Grace Canfield, 89 (1924 - 2014)
The Associated Press SANTA BARBARA, California (AP) — Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show "Green Acres," has died. She was...
Ralph Waite, 85 (1928 - 2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday, his...