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.
Sen. Fred Thompson passed away this weekend at age 73. In addition to a distinguished career in law and politics, he was a fine actor who appeared in both film and television. He is probably best known for his role as D.A. Arthur Branch on Law and Order. Here is his final scene on the show.
Actor Jack Larson, best known for his role as Jimmy Olson in the classic Superman TV series in the 1950’s passed away this weekend at 87. Here is a segment of an appearance on the Tom Snyder “Tomorrow” show with some of the original cast members talking about the show.