Category Archives: Late Greats

‘Popeye and His Friends’ Host Tom Hatten Dies @ 92

Tom Hatten, a fixture on L.A. TV for decades renowned for his encyclopedic knowledge of entertainment, died Saturday, March 16, at 92, KTLA producer Joe Quasarano reported. He definitely ate his spinach! (Image via KTLA) Hatten was born November 14, 1926, in Jamestown, North Dakota, growing up in Caldwell, Idaho. He was in the U.S.…
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Noir & TV Vet Richard Erdman Dies @ 93

Richard Erdman, whose film career stretched back 75 years, and who had more recently become a familiar face on TV's Community, died Saturday, March 16, THR reported. He was 93. His death was confirmed by film historian Alan K. Rode with no other details provided. Born June 1, 1925, in Enid, Oklahoma, the actor earned…
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Soap, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Actor Jed Allan Dies @ 84

Jed Allan, a handsome actor known for his decades of work on daytime and nighttime soaps, died Saturday at home at the age of 84. Jed Allan: March 1, 1935-March 7, 2019 (Image via headshot) His son informed fans of Allan's passing on Facebook, writing, "So sorry to post the very sad news of my…
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‘Airwolf’ Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dies @ 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, a he-man actor noted for action roles including as Stringfellow Hawke on Airwolf (1984-1987), has died. Jan-Michael Vincent: July 15, 1944-February 10, 2019 (Image via head shot) TMZ reports the troubled star, who had suffered from substance abuse-related issues, survived two car crashes and lost his leg to a 2012 infection, died of…
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‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star Luke Perry Dies @ 52

Luke Perry, whose performance as brooding bad boy Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 made him a '90s teen idol, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 52. Luke Perry: October 11, 1966-March 4, 2019 (Image via The Gap) A statement from his publicist read: Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away…
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‘Who’s the Boss?’ & ‘Soap’ Star Katherine Helmond Dies @ 89

Katherine Helmond, five-time Emmy nominee TV fans will always remember as scatter-brained Jessica Tate on Soap and libidinous Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? has died. Helmond with her younger hubby, David Christian, circa 1977 (Image via After Dark) She was 89. THR reports Helmond died February 23 at home in Los Angeles. The cause is reportedly Alzheimer's disease…
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Nathaniel Taylor, Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son,’ Dies @ 80

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor known as Rollo on 32 episodes of Sanford and Son, died Wednesday, several days after suffering a heart attack. He was 80. Nathaniel Taylor: March 31, 1938-February 27, 2019 (Images via NBC) Taylor's death was confirmed by his friend, promoter and entertainer Alonzo Williams, who wrote: Today black Hollywood lost a…
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Oscar-Winning Composer André Previn Dies @ 89

Composer and pianist André Previn died Thursday at home in NYC, The Telegraph reports. He was 89. A career that stretched back 73 years (Image via album cover) Previn was Berlin-born, Paris-raised and moved to L.A in the 1940s. Still just in his teens, the prodigy began composing music for films, starting with The Sun…
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Mark Hollis of Talk Talk Dies @ 64

Mark Hollis, the frontman of influential '80s group Talk Talk, has died at 64. A family member confirmed his passing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/globalhlthtwit/status/1100077058372366342 Hot on the heels of the collapse of his band Reaction, Hollis was a founding member [with Lee Harris (b. 1962) and Paul Webb (b. 1962)] of Talk Talk in 1981, its…
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Beverley Owen, 1st Marilyn Munster, Dies @ 81

Beverley Owen, best-known for her portrayal of "ugly" cousin Marilyn Munster on Season 1 of The Munsters (1964), died Thursday, February 21, her daughter confirmed. She appeared in — appropriately — 13 episodes! (Image via video still) She was 81. The pert, pretty starlet had a brief career, appearing on As the World Turns (1961-1964),…
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