Death of Gordon Jump

April 1, 1932 - September 22, 2003
Los Angeles, California | Age 71

"Maytag repairman" and 'WKRP in Cincinnati' actor dies at 71
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Actor Gordon Jump, who played a befuddled radio station manager on "WKRP in Cincinnati'' as well as the lonely Maytag repairman, has died. He was 71.

A cousin says Jump suffered from a condition called pulmonary fibrosis. She says Jump is believed to have died at his home in Orange County, California.

Jump portrayed the Maytag repairman "Ol' Lonely,'' a well-recognized advertising symbol, from 1989 until he retired from the role in July and actor Hardy Rawls took over.


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