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Jane Kean, 90 (1923 - 2013)
GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Kean, a diverse performer who got her start in musical theater but was best known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of "The Honeymooners," has died. She was 90.Kean, of Toluca Lake, died Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank where she was taken after a fall that led to a hemorrhagic stroke, her...
Marcia Wallace, 70 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died. She was 70. "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean called said in a statement Saturday that her "irreplaceable character," the...
Lou Scheimer, 84 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including "Fat Albert" and "The Archie Show," has died. He was 84.The Pittsburgh native behind the cartoon powerhouse died on Thursday, two days before his 85th birthday, Scheimer's wife Mary Ann said on Sunday.The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1d6rLiJ )...
Lee Thompson Young, 29 (1984 - 2013)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Thompson Young, who began his acting career as the teenage star of the Disney Channel's "The Famous Jett Jackson" and was featured in the film "Friday Night Lights" and the series "Rizzoli & Isles," was found dead Monday, police said. He was 29. There was no official cause of death, but Young's manager, Paul Baruch, said the actor "tragically took his own life." ...
Gia Allemand, 29 (1983 - 2013)
CHEVEL JOHNSON, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gia Allemand, who was the girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson and appeared on ABC's "The Bachelor" and "Bachelor Pad," has died, her publicist said Wednesday. She was 29. Allemand was taken Monday night to University Hospital in New Orleans after a suicide attempt, the publicist, Penelope Jean Hayes, said in a written...
Lisa Robin Kelly, 43 (1970 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — "That '70s Show" actress Lisa Robin Kelly has died at age 43.Manager Craig Wyckoff says Kelly died Wednesday at a Los Angeles addiction treatment facility she...
Michael Ansara, 91 (1922 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Ansara, a television and movie actor whose roles included a Klingon on "Star Trek," has died. A longtime friend and spokesman for Ansara says...
Cosmo Allegretti, 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear on the children's television show "Captain Kangaroo," has died...
Dennis Farina, 69 (1944 - 2013)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died. Farina died Monday morning in a...
Mel Smith, 60 (1952 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Actor and writer Mel Smith, a major force in British comedy whose evening news parody anticipated the hijinks of hits such as "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,"...
Joe Conley, 85 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated Press THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Joe Conley, an actor best known as the small town storekeeper on the TV series "The Waltons," has died at age 85. The Los Angeles Times...
Gary David Goldberg, 68 (1944 - 2013)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Gary David Goldberg, who created the 1980s sitcom hit "Family Ties" and expanded into feature films, has died.Goldberg died of brain cancer in...
James Gandolfini, 51 (1961 - 2013)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters. But his portrayal...
Maxine Stuart, 94 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart has died at age 94. She had regular roles on "The Young and the Restless" and "The Edge of Night."Her daughter,...
Jean Stapleton, 90 (1923 - 2013)
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker's far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV's groundbreaking 1970s comedy "All in the Family," has...
Ron Weaver, 75 (2013)
Ron Weaver, a three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning producer who worked on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" for almost three decades, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.
Jeanne Cooper, 84 (1928 - 2013)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless...
Jack Shea, 84 (1928 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Shea, who directed "The Jeffersons" and other TV hits and was a three-time president of the Directors Guild of America, has died at age 84.He died Sunday...
Allan Arbus, 95 (1918 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Allan Arbus, who played the wise — and wisecracking — psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on TV's "M.A.S.H.," has died at age 95.Arbus' daughter Arin told...
Frank Bank, 71 (1942 - 2013)
DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Bank, who played oafish troublemaker Lumpy on the sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," has died. He was 71. A spokesman for the Hillside...
Annette Funicello, 70 (1942 - 2013)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press Click Here to Leave a Note in Annette Funicello's Guest Book NEW YORK (AP) — She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a...
Henry Bromell, 65 (1947 - 2013)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Bromell, an Emmy Award-winning executive producer for the TV series "Homeland," has died, a representative said Tuesday. He was 65. ...
Frank Thornton, 92 (1921 - 2013)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Frank Thornton — best known as Captain Peacock in the long-running television comedy "Are You Being Served?" — has died at age 92, his agent said...
Bonnie Franklin, 69 (1944 - 2013)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bonnie Franklin, the pert, redheaded actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running...
Lou Myers, 77 (1935 - 2013)
The Associated PressCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series "A Different World," has died.Tonia McDonald of...
Richard Collins, 98 (1914 - 2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A blacklisted U.S. screenwriter who later named names to Communist hunters during the McCarthy era has died. Richard Collins was 98.His son, Michael Collins,...
William Watts Biggers (2013)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of the cartoon "Underdog," the mild-mannered canine shoeshine boy who turned into a caped superhero to rescue his girlfriend,...
Robin Sachs, 61 (1951 - 2013)
Robin Sachs, best known for his role as Ethan Rayne in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has died at the age of 61. The news of the British actor's death was announced on his official website, although it...
Robert Chew (1961 - 2013)
The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Robert Chew, who played Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," has died. He was 52.His sister, Clarice Chew, said he suffered a heart attack and died at...
Conrad Bain, 89 (1923 - 2013)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Conrad Bain, a veteran stage and film actor who became a star in middle age as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American...