Notable Television Actors Deaths

  • 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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  • James Garner, 86 (1928 - 2014)

    James Garner

    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...

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  • Elaine Stritch, 89 (1925 - 2014)

    Elaine Stritch

    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 sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing shirt. Her weapon of choice was the zinger. "I like anything I don't know about," she said in a 2010 interview...

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  • Bob Hastings, 89 (1925 - 2014)

    Bob Hastings

    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 Burbank, California, home after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Hastings won fans on "McHale's Navy" as Lt. Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family" and ...

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  • Mesach Taylor, 67 (1947 - 2014)

    Mesach Taylor

    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 film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday. Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder. Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony...

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