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I'm stunned about Powers Boothe; 68 isn't old these days, and his Wikipedia listing just mentioned "natural causes" for his death. He's frozen in my mind as Jim Jones .. but that was 1980 & 37 years ago! It was nice to read that he was married to his college sweetheart since 1969 .. 48 years; pretty fantastic for Hollywood!


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Powers Boothe,a wonderful character who appeared in TV and movies died yesterday at age 68.

My 1st impression of him was in the 1980 CBS TV movie"Guyana TragedySmiley Frustratedtory of Rev. Jim Jones".His character was the leader of "People's Temple" in '78 he told his followers to drink KoolAid  was laced with poison,over 800 people died. He won lead actor Emmy for his role.

His other TV appearances were in :

Deadwood '04-'06

Nashville12-'14

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Michael Parks,his best known TV role'Bronson",on NBC show'Then Came Bronson" '69-'70 died today at age 77. His other TV appearances were in "Police Woman" 75'-'78,"Twin Peaks' 90-'91 Sue

 

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Another TV star gone too soon,actress,Erin Moran died yesterday age 56.

Her best known TV roles were:

"Joanie Cunningham", on hit ABC show"Happy Days" '74-'84

"Joanie Loves Chachi" '82-'83,a spinoff from Happy Days,she co-starred with Scott Baio.

 

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Actor, Richard Bull who's best known TV role was Nels Olsen,the shop keeper on classic NBC show"Little House on The Prairie" '74-'83 died on Monday age 89.

His other TV role was the doctor on ABC's show "Voyage to The Bottom of The Sea" '64-'68

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Don Rickles,funny comedian with nickname"Mr. Warmth" who famously insulted his audiences,died today of kidney failure age 90.

He was the star of,"CPO Sharkey" which ran on NBC from '76-'78,a Navy comedy set in San Diego at the Navy Training Center
He guest starred on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts specials in the 70's

His best known film work,he's the voice of "Mr. Potato Head" in the "Toy Story" movies Sue 

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Chuck Barris,creator of 2 early 'reality' shows in the late 60's&early 70's has died at age 87.

He hosted the daytime version of the very strange"The Gong Show" '76-'78,contestants  with very little talent.There were 3 celebrity judges who rated the performances from 1-10,the worst performance got the Gong.

The other show was "The Newlywed Game"'67-'71 hosted by Bob Eubanks.Every week  4 couples who had been married for less than a yr appeared on the show,vying for the 'dream gift' usually furniture or appliances. 

Chuck  wrote the song "Palisades Park' '62,for singer Freddie Cannon who had a big hit record 

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TV Stars We Lost in 2017 - Turner Classic Movies Host, Robert Osborne, 3/6/17

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While Robert Osborne wasn't an actor, but the host of Turner Classic Movies, I thought a listing of his passing belonged here. He had been a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, and wrote the official history of the Academy Awards. He left the air early last year, due to an undisclosed health issue, and passed away yesterday, 3/6/17, at age 84.

 

MSN News - Robert Osborne Dies at 84


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I remember Judge Wapner fondly; I think of Judge Judy as Judge Wapner on steroids! Smiley Happy


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Joseph Wapner,a retired California judge, who became a celebrity as he resolved disputes in small claims court on the syndicated TV show 'The People's Court' died today at age 97. The show ran from '81-'93. In my opinion,I liked him better than the obnxious "Judge Judy"

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