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Movie & TV Muscleman William Smith Dies @ 88

William Smith had a longer career in movies than George Burns or Olivia de Havilland, but while he was never a household name like they were, he was certainly a household face — and figure. Mr. Smith as he appeared in 2011 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund) Bill in his beefcake days, around 1961 On Kolchak:…
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Tanya Roberts’ Disturbing Will Revealed: ‘You Don’t Love Me’

Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show star Tanya Roberts was one of the first noteworthy celebrity deaths of 2021 — and she was also the second. As a movie star, Roberts was in The Beastmaster and — above — 1985's A View to a Kill with the late Roger Moore. (Image via MGM/UA) After a gravely ill…
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RIP Herb Tarlek — ‘WKRP’ Actor Frank Bonner Dies @ 79

Frank Bonner, the WKRP in Cincinnati actor who expertly embodied fast-talking, loud-mouthed, loud-jacketed Herb Tarlek, died Wednesday, June 16. Plaid boy, plaid boy ... what ya gonna do?! (Images via CBS) Bonner was 79 and had been ill with Lewy body dementia. Bonner's daughter Desiree Boers-Kort and his WKRP co-star Gary Sandy both confirmed his death, with Boers-Kort…
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Bubbly Comic Actress Arlene Golonka Dies @ 85

According to close friends, longtime stage, film, and TV actress Arlene Golonka, best remembered for her time on two series set in the idyllic, fictional town of Mayberry, died Monday. She was 85. With Clint Eastwood on the Hang 'em High set (Image via UA) Born January 23, 1936, in Chicago, the bubbly blonde with impeccable…
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Singer B.J. Thomas Dies @ 78

B.J. Thomas, who sang the evergreen hits "Hooked on a Feeling" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," died Saturday, May 29, at his Arlington, Texas. He was 89. Thomas in his heyday, and in recent times The versatile singer had previously announced he had terminal lung cancer in March. His Facebook page broke the sad news…
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‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ ‘Love Boat’ Star Gavin MacLeod Dies @ 90

Gavin MacLeod, familiar to TV fans as sarcastic news writer Murray Slaughter on Mary Tyler Moore and as no-B.S. Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat, died Saturday, May 29, at his Palm Desert, California, home. Will you Mary me? (Image via CBS) He was 90. MacLeod's death, following several months of failing health, was…
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