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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." 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...
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 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...
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 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...
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-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...
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 the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. This portrait of fleeting disquiet could be understood, and identified with, by every member...
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...
Sid Caesar, 91 (1922 - 2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — To put it simply: Sid Caesar invented TV sketch comedy and gave it stature as a funhouse mirror of the everyday. Some compared him to Charlie...
Richard Bull, 89 (1924 - 2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Bull, who played shopkeeper and put-upon spouse Nels Oleson on TV's "Little House on the Prairie," has died. He was 89. Bull died...
Chet Curtis (2014)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Longtime Boston television news anchorman Chet Curtis, half of the beloved "Chet and Nat" married anchor team at WCVB-TV, has died at 74. Curtis died yesterday at Brigham...
Roy Garber (2014)
Truck driver, Roy Garber, a popular cast member of the A&E reality series, "Shipping Wars" has died of a heart attack. He was 49. More information will be posted as it comes available.
Russell Johnson, 89 (1924 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island"...