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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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...