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Stephen Furst who 's best known TV role was "Dr Elliot Axlerod" on NBC medical drama,"St Elsewhere" '83-'88 died yesterday age 63 from complications with diabetes.

One movie he appeared in which was  funny'National Lampoon's "Animal House"'78,he played"Dorfman".His co-stars were John Belushi,Tim Matheson,Donald Sutherland,James Widdoes,movie was directed by John Landis

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Roger Smith,who's best known TV role was "Jeff Spencer" on  TV show "77 Sunset Strip" '58-'64,has died after a long illness,was 84. He was married to his wife,actress,Ann Margaret for 50 yrs,was also her manager

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Elena Verdugo, who's best known TV role as "Consuelo Lopez" on ABC medical drama,"Marcus Welby,MD" '69-'72 has died at age 92. She played Welby's{Robert Young} devoted nurse and office assistant. The only cast member still with us actor,James Brolin,who played "Dr. Steve Kiley"

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Jared Martin who's best known TV role was "Dusty Farlow' on CBS drama,"Dallas" died last week of cancer,he was 75.

He appeared on the show from'79-'82,he played Sue Ann Ewing's{Linda Grey} lover on the show.

His college room mate at Columbia in the 60's was future director,Brian dePalma

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Losing a great star such as Powers Boothe was quite distrubing, as we were classmates at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State). We each participated in several of the college productions and had some classes together. I have followedl his career ever since I saw the Jim Jones Tragedy, and have enjoyed each of his movie and TV roles. Other than acting in productions together in college, I have not had the opportunity to  visit with Powers, much to my sadness, but I'm sure we will meet up at that great theatre in the sky. 


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Actor,comedian,Dick Gautier who best known TV role was "Hymie the Robot" on the spy spoof comedy "Get Smart" died on Sunday at age 85. He appeared on the show from '66-'69

He was in the original cast of the Broadway show,"Bye,Bye Birdie" '60,he played Conrad Birdie,was nominated for a Tony award


 

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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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