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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 for which she is most remembered. MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s recreation of "The Honeymooners," died Thursday. She was 92. The actress died...
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 Wednesday.In his 40 years with the TV academy, Rieger also served as president of the organization's Hollywood chapter and editor and publisher of Emmy magazine.Before joining the TV academy, Rieger...
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. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, agent Fred Westbrook said. Edwards also worked as a radio DJ and actor, appearing on TV shows including "Petticoat...
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 surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93.Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to work in advertising, where he matched companies such as Coca-Cola and Colgate with...
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 morning in Mill Valley after suffering a heart attack, his wife Nancy told The Associated Press Wednesday. Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role...
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.
Dave Madden, 82 (1931 - 2014)
FRAZIER MOORE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Comic actor Dave Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family," died in Florida on Thursday at age...
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"...
Roger Lloyd-Pack, 69 (1944 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, best known for playing dim-witted street-sweeper Trigger on the sitcom "Only Fools and Horses," has died at the age of 69.Agent...
Eric Lawson (2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular...
Larry D. Mann, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry D. Mann, who voiced the character Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," has died. He was 91.His son,...
James Avery, 65 (1948 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law at home and on the job as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died....
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...