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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," has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote on Facebook. The family confirmed the death to CBS, according to a network spokeswoman. ...
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 in Los Angeles from complications of Alzheimer's disease.During a four-decade career, Shea directed hundreds of episodes for shows such as "Silver Spoons" and "Sanford & Son," along with many Bob...
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 the Los Angeles Times Tuesday that her father died of congestive heart failure at his Los Angeles home Friday.Arbus didn't begin acting until his 40s. He was a television regular who appeared on several...
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 Memorial Park in Los Angeles says Bank died Saturday. No other details were provided. Bank played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the popular sitcom, which ran from 1957 to 1963. Lumpy served as...
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...
Rex Trailer, 84 (1928 - 2013)
Rex Trailer, the beloved former host of a Boston-based children's TV show, died Wednesday night at the age of 84. More information to follow.
Huell Howser, 66 (1945 - 2013)
SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Huell Howser, the homespun host of public television's popular "California's Gold" travelogues, has died at age 67.Howser died at his...
Ned Wertimer, 89 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman on all 11 seasons of the CBS comedy "The Jeffersons," has died. Wertimer's manager Brad Lemack said Tuesday...
Gloria Pall, 85 (1927 - 2012)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Pall, the sultry hostess of a 1950s Los Angeles TV show that was canceled because it was deemed too hot for television, has died. Her son...
Gerry Anderson, 83 (1929 - 2012)
CASSANDRA VINOGRAD, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Gerry Anderson, puppetry pioneer and British creator of the sci-fi hit "Thunderbirds" TV show, has died. He was 83. Anderson's son Jamie...
Jack Klugman, 90 (1922 - 2012)
ANTHONY McCARTNEY, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — For many, Jack Klugman will always be the messy one. His portrayal of sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple"...
Charles Durning, 89 (1923 - 2012)
BOB THOMAS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of...
Paul Rauch (1934 - 2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Paul Rauch, a longtime executive in the daytime drama world who produced "Another World," ''One Life to Live" and "Santa Barbara," has died at age 78.He died...
Fyodor Khitruk, 95 (1917 - 2012)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Fyodor Khitruk, the creator of the Soviet Union's animated version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh tales, has died in Moscow. He was 95.The Russian...
Larry Hagman, 81 (1931 - 2012)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly...
Emily Squires, 71 (1941 - 2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A longtime "Sesame Street" director who also worked on soap operas including "The Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" has died. Emily Squires was 71.She died...
Art Ginsburg, 81 (1931 - 2012)
J.M. HIRSCH, The Associated Press Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer....
Bonita Lynn Fields Elder (2012)
RICK CALLAHAN, The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Mouseketeer Bonita Lynn Fields Elder, an agile dancer who showcased those skills on the 1950s children's show "The Mickey Mouse Club"...
Bill Tarmey, 71 (1941 - 2012)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Actor Bill Tarmey, who for 30 years played loveable rogue Jack Duckworth on the British soap opera "Coronation Street," died Friday at the age of 71,...
Gary Collins, 74 (1938 - 2012)
The Associated Press Biloxi, Mississippi (AP) — Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was...