Bill Dana who was best known for his “Jose Jiminez” character on televison, was also a talented comedy writer who wrote the classic “All in the Family” episode with Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. He passed away at age 92 this weekend. I had the chance to talk with Bill several years ago on WSRQ radio which is posted below.
Adam West, best known as TV’s original “Batman” passed away after a brief illness this weekend at age 88. He was an outstanding and underrated actor. In the video posted, he hosts “The Hollywood Palace”, one of the popular variety shows in the 1960’s.
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.