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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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Actor,Warren Frost died on Fri age 91. His best known TV roles were:

"Dr Will Hayward"on ABC drama"Twin Peaks" '90-'91

"Mr Ross" on NBC comedy'Seinfeld" '92-'98

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@doglover52 - Thanks for posting about Richard Hatch! I didn't know him so much from TV, but from his fight against cancer .. which went many, many years. He became macrobiotic, and was in remission for a long time. When my Mom was diagnosed, she too tried a macrobiotic diet .. so we heard about Hatch's success. It's sad to hear that his cancer returned. Smiley Sad


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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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