Book Talk Guest Marc Eliot author “Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon”. Note: There are some audio issues in the first 3:30 of the interview causing static. While it is still audible, we apologize for the quality. It does, however, clear up for the bulk of our conversation.
Dick Gautier was a talented comedian, actor and artist. He is best remembered for his role as Hymie the Robot on “Get Smart”. He appeared on Broadway in “Bye Bye Birdie” and was a staple on game shows in the 1970’s and ’80’s including “Tattletales” and “Password”. He passed away this weekend at age 85.
Actor William Christopher, best known for portraying Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, passed away at 84 over the past weekend. He was a talented character actor who appeared on many different television shows from the 1950’s through the 1990’s.
William Schallert was a talented and prolific actor on television and in film for more than 60 years. He is best known as Patty Duke’s father in the “Patty Duke Show”. He was also president of the Screen Actor’s Guild. He passed away at age 93 over the weekend.
Garry Shandling passed away at age 66 on March 24th. He was a talented comedy writer before he became known as a great standup comedian. He guest hosted for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show”. He had 2 successful comedy series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show”. This is his first appearance on the “Tonight Show” in 1981.
Ken Howard was a talented actor who appeared on Broadway, Television and Film. He was also the President of the Screen Actors Guild and was instrumental in improving the benefits and pensions of his fellow actors and actresses. He passed away at age 71 earlier this week.
George Kennedy was a talented actor who could play both drama and comedy. He won an Oscar for his role in “Cool Hand Luke”. He passed away on Feb. 28th at age 91. This is a short clip from his role on “Dallas” as Carter McKay.
Actor Abe Vigoda passed away in his sleep yesterday at age 94. He is best remembered for his role as Det. Fish on “Barney Miller” and on his own series “Fish” in the 1970’s. He was also in “The Godfather”. He was a fine actor who had a long and successful career on stage as well as television and films.