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Notable Television Actors Deaths

  • William Greaves, 87 (1926 - 2014)

    William Greaves

    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...

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  • Don Pardo, 96 (1918 - 2014)

    Don Pardo

    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." Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. "He became our link to the...

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  • Charles Keating, 72 (1941 - 2014)

    Charles Keating

    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 World," has died, his son, Sean Keating, said Monday. He was 72. Keating, who was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, died Friday in his home in Weston, Connecticut, with family members...

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  • J.J. Murphy (2014)

    J.J. Murphy

    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 given for the 86-year-old, who worked for decades on the Belfast stage. Murphy was cast to portray Ser Denys Mallister, the oldest member of the Night's Watch military order, and started filming scenes...

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  • Robert Halmi, Sr. (2014)

    Robert Halmi, Sr.

    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-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such publications as Life and Sports Illustrated.But in a mid-career switch in the mid-1960s...

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