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Actor,Richard Hatch died yesterday age 71 of cancer.His best known TV roles were:

"Insp Dan Robbins' on "Streets of San Francisco" '76-'77,the last yr of the show,he replaced Michael Douglas who had left at end of 4th yr.

His other roles were "Tom Zarek" in update version of "Battlestar Galactia" '04-'09

Hatch should not be confused with the other Richard Hatch,- who was the 1st winner in the reality show'Survivor"

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Irwin Corey,a comedian who claimed he was the world's best known authority on anything,went by the stage name"Professor" died Monday age 102.

His trademark outfit he always wore when he was performing was a long,black coat,string tie and sneakers

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Actor,Mike Connors best known for playing detective"Joe Mannix' on  CBS drama"Mannix'  died on Thurs age 91 of leukemia.The show ran from'67-'75, was one of my favorite detective shows of that era.It was also one of the first shows to have a African American actress,have a leading role on the show. Gail Fisher joined the cast in the 2nd yr played Mannix's secretary,"Peggy'.

Mike is survived by his wife of 67yrs,a daughter&grand daughter

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Barbara Hale who is best known for playing devoted secretary,"Della Street' on classic legal drama, "Perry Mason" died on Thurs age 94. She co-starred with Raymond Burr who played Mason. The show aired from '57-'66 making it one of the longest legal dramas on TV.

She won a best Supporting Actress Emmy in '59.Burr died in '93.

She is survived by her son,William Katt who starred in his own TV show," Greatest American Hero"'81-'83, 2 daughters,Johanna&Juanita 6 grandchildren and 3 great grand-children

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PattyDiane wrote:

doglover52 wrote:

Miguel Ferrer died yesterday at age 61 of throat cancer. His best known TV roles were:

"Dr.Garret Macy" in "Crossing Jordan' '01-'07 co starred with Jill Hennessey

"Owen Granger" on "NCIS:Los Angeles"

His parents were late singer,Rosemary Clooney,actor Jose Ferrer. His cousin is George Clooney


Hearing of this really got to me more than I would have expected, but he was one of those "Hollywood" people where I felt a personal connection.  

 

When I was a teenager my favorite relative paid a visit.  At the time he was the city attorney for Santa Monica, CA and he always had wonderful stories about the people I read about in the movie magazines.  Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer lived across the street and they often played bridge together.  On this particular visit he told about the baby they just had.  He was able to see the baby for the first time and take a gift just before he left for his visit home to GA.  

He always talked of his friendship with them as something so special that I didn't understand at the time.  It was only later that I realized that these were two of the few people who accepted him and his Native American "houseboy" as the couple they truly were.  Any time I've seen Miguel Ferrer on TV I've thought about my cousin telling me about that beautiful baby.  I recently saw him on an episode of "NCIS LA" and thought he looked very sick, which made me wonder.


A great story.  Thanks for sharing it!

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@PattyDiane  Wonderful & moving post, PattyDiane.  Thanks so much for sharing. ☺

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doglover52 wrote:

Miguel Ferrer died yesterday at age 61 of throat cancer. His best known TV roles were:

"Dr.Garret Macy" in "Crossing Jordan' '01-'07 co starred with Jill Hennessey

"Owen Granger" on "NCIS:Los Angeles"

His parents were late singer,Rosemary Clooney,actor Jose Ferrer. His cousin is George Clooney


Hearing of this really got to me more than I would have expected, but he was one of those "Hollywood" people where I felt a personal connection.  

 

When I was a teenager my favorite relative paid a visit.  At the time he was the city attorney for Santa Monica, CA and he always had wonderful stories about the people I read about in the movie magazines.  Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer lived across the street and they often played bridge together.  On this particular visit he told about the baby they just had.  He was able to see the baby for the first time and take a gift just before he left for his visit home to GA.  

He always talked of his friendship with them as something so special that I didn't understand at the time.  It was only later that I realized that these were two of the few people who accepted him and his Native American "houseboy" as the couple they truly were.  Any time I've seen Miguel Ferrer on TV I've thought about my cousin telling me about that beautiful baby.  I recently saw him on an episode of "NCIS LA" and thought he looked very sick, which made me wonder.

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Sorry  didn't see this post.  

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Thank you for the post, Sue.  Your post caught my eye & really startled, then saddened me.  We've lost a special one with her.

 

I loved Mary Tyler Moore, loved her body of work.  I even loved the movie she did with Elvis Presley, "Change of Habit" - found it quite entertaining. Smiley Happy

 

May MTM rest in peace.

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Mary Tyler Moore died this morning of cardiac arrest after she contacted pneuomonia. She was 80.

I remember seeing her in the wonderful movie"Ordinary People" '80. She and Donald Sutherland play a well to do couple who are trying to come to grips with their eldest son,Buck who drowned in a sailing accident. Mary's character,Beth is a cold,hearted mother,who blames her youngest  son,Conrad{played by Timothy Hutton}  for Buck's death.This was a great opportunity for fans to see Mary in a totally different role, knowning she could do drama&comedy convincingly. She was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance. Hutton and director,Robert Redford won Oscars

She starred in her own classic comedy series"The Mary Tyler Moore Show' which ran from '70-'77.She worked at a fictious TV station in Minneapolis as a assistant producer of local news show ,as "Mary Richards'. The actors in this wonderful ensemble were Ed Asner"Lou Grant",Ted Knight"Ted Baxter,Gavin MacLeod"Murray',Betty White,Georgette Engel as Ted's wife and Valerie Harper,Mary's next door neighbor,Rhoda.

Mary won Emmy for Best Actress in Comedy '73,'74,'76

She is now reunited with her 2nd husband,Grant Tinker,who died in Dec'16.They created/co-owned  MTM Productions   R.I.P. Mary,you'll be missed

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