Category Archives: Late Greats

Iconic Funnyman Tim Conway Dies @ 85

Tim Conway, a legendary comic known for his hysteria-inducing bits on The Carol Burnett Show, has died, People Magazine reports. He was 85. Mr. Tudball (Image via CBS) Due to legal wrangling within his family, his rep's statement was unusually worded, noting that Conway had "suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no…
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Doris Day, One of the World’s Most Beloved Stars, Dies @ 97

Doris Day, the woman who made iconic marks in the worlds of music, radio, movies and television — and one of the most famous animal advocates in history — has died. She was 97. Doris Day: April 3, 1922-May 13, 2019 (Image via headshot) The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced her passing early Monday in…
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Peggy Lipton of ‘Mod Squad,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Dies @ 72

Blonde, waifish actress Peggy Lipton, known for her role as Julie Barnes on the counterculture-absorbed The Mod Squad, has died. At your service in Twin Peaks (Image via ABC) She was 72, and the cause — according to family members — was colon cancer, which she had first battle in 2004. Lipton, first at teen…
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‘Wild Kingdom’ Star Jim Fowler Dies @ 89

Jim Fowler, the 6'6", rugged zoologist who worked with host Marlin Perkins (1905-1986) on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963-1987), died Wednesday at his Norwalk, Connecticut, home. He was 89. Jim Fowler: April 9, 1930-May 8, 2019 (Image via video still) THR confirmed the death with Fowler's family. Fowler, who was also a popular guest…
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Barbara Perry, ‘Dick Van Dyke’ Player, Dies @ 97

Barbara Perry, perhaps best-known as Pickles Sorrell on two first-season epsiodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1962) died May 5 of natural causes in Hollywod, a family spokesman confirmed. Barbara Perry: June 22, 1921-May 5, 2019 (Image via CBS) She was 97. Born June 22, 1921, in Norfolk, Virginia, into a show biz family,…
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‘Dallas’ Star Ken Kercheval Dies @ 83

Ken Kercheval, known the world over by TV fans as oil baron Cliff Barnes on Dallas (1978-1991; 2012-2014), died April 21, THR has confirmed. He was 83. Ken Kercheval: July 15, 1935- April 21, 2019 (Image via CBS) Kercheval, a native of Indiana who was born July 15, 1935, got his start on the stage,…
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Western Actress Fay McKenzie Dies @ 101

Fay McKenzie, an actress with several unique claims to fame, died April 16 at 101, THR reports. First and foremost, McKenzie had been one of the last 10 actors to have ever appeared in a Silent Era silent film. There are now just nine. McKenzie's appearances in silent films began in 1918, when she appeared…
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Bergman Muse Bibi Andersson Dies @ 83

Bibi Andersson, known for her association with the late Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), died Sunday, April 14, in Stockholm. She was 83. Andersson (L) with Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) & Liv Ullmann (b. 1938) promoting Persona. (Image via Swedish TV SVT) The New York Times reports her death was confirmed by a spokesman. Andersson was born November…
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Georgia Engel of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Dies @ 70

Such sad news: Georgia Engel, famous as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore (1972-1977), died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 70. Georgia Engel (July 28, 1948-April 12, 2019) The cause, according to The New York Times, is undetermined because, in keeping with her Christian Scientist beliefs, Engel did not consult doctors. What a shame.…
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Seymour Cassel of ‘Faces,’ ‘Rushmore’ Dies @ 84

Seymour Cassel, an actor with steady credits for over 60 years, died Sunday in L.A. of complications of Alzheimer's disease, Variety reports. He was 84. Seymour Cassel: January 22, 1935-April 7, 2019 (Image via video still) Cassel was born January 22, 1935, in Detroit. He debuted in the John Cassavetes (1929-1989) film Shadows (1958), and…
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