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Posted: November 25, 2016, 11:33 AM Post
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The first 15 minutes of the Today Show, in which Florence Henderson had a prominent place over the years, was particularly touching. Matt Lauer's phone-in tribute was wonderful, it's included in this piece.


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Man, this year. Though I suppose as baby boomers start to approach "tv treasure" status, we should expect more such losses for a while.

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Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ Dies at 71

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The show loses Abe Vigoda and now Ron Glass in the same calendar year.

Too many goodbye's lately, we'll hopefully be back to birthdays of "elder" stars soon...


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Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ Dies at 71

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The show loses Abe Vigoda and now Ron Glass in the same calendar year.

Too many goodbye's lately, we'll hopefully be back to birthdays of "elder" stars soon...


Mr. Glass was amazing in Firefly, probably my favorite performance from the single-season cult hit.

R.I.P.

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Mrs. Brady, this one really bothers me.

My daughter was home from college this past weekend, we were watching a few episodes from season 3, and I told her that Mrs. Brady was still living, and that Alice and Mr. Brady were not.

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Goodbye, Green Hornet.

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Seriously, 2016?

Alan Thicke, actor and dad on '80s sitcom 'Growing Pains,' dies at 69

He also wrote the Different Strokes, Facts of Life, and Charles in Charge theme songs, which bring back even more classic 80's memories.

Darn it, mortality...



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My wife and I recently rediscovered Bewitched, one of her favorite all-time shows, after not watching episodes for 25 years or more.

I was surprised to learn that one of the adult cast members was still with us until this past week, as Bernard Fox (Dr. Bombay) passed away at 89.

Some cool info in this article about his approach to that role and his Titanic connections.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor died on Sunday. She'd had so many health crises in recent years that my first thought was surprise that she hadn't passed previously.

In case you're not keeping close track of the Gabor sisters, Zsa Zsa was best known for being married a jillion times and being a guest star everywhere. Her sister Eva was the "GOODBYE CITY LIFE" voice of Green Acres. The third Gabor sister was Magda.

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In case you're not keeping close track of the Gabor sisters, Zsa Zsa was best known for being married a jillion times and being a guest star everywhere. Her sister Eva was the "GOODBYE CITY LIFE" voice of Green Acres. The third Gabor sister was Magda.

Zsa had nine husbands, Eva had five, and Magda had six. George Sanders was married to both Zsa Zsa and Magda. Their mother Jolie made it a four-ring circus. She was married only three times.

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We need a birthday.

Happy 80th, Mary!

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William Christopher, Father Mulcahy on 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 84

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Mass Haas said:
We need a birthday.

Happy 80th, Mary!

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MTM's Laura Petrie character is said to be my namesake. [smile]

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Happy 92nd, Katherine!



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Mass Haas said:
We need a birthday.

Happy 80th, Mary!

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R.I.P. Mary [sad]


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Mary Tyler Moore is a significant loss to people in their late 40s and older. She had two iconic roles in the time when network tv was part of all of our lives.

She was beautiful and funny and a true tv star.

RIP


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Just over four years ago, this thread started with this post. Rose Marie's death this week reminded me. At the bottom of this update, listing those still with us, of course others are as well, who were referenced in subsequent posts.

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This is not a death-watch thread.

Simply acknowledging some of the TV favorites of my youth (and in subsequent repeats) who are still with us today --

I get a big kick that both Mr. and Mrs. Oleson of Little House on the Prairie (Richard Bull, Katherine McGregor) are still with us, 89 and 88, respectively. Guess Nellie and Willie weren't bad for longevity after all.

Al Molinaro of Happy Days fame (don't forget Odd Couple) is 94.

Wilbur!!! Mr. Ed's owner, Alan Young, is also 94. Sadly, we lost his TV wife, one of the most underrated TV hotties of all time, Connie Hines, in 2009 at age 78.

The original People's Court justice, Judge Joseph Wapner, is 94.

Yes, "Fish" is still alive, Barney Miller's Abe Vigoda, also of Snickers commercial fame, 92.

Monty Hall of "Let's Make A Deal" is dealing at 92.

Betty White is 91, or maybe you hadn't heard? She keeps such a low profile.

Thank you, Norman Lear, TV genius. 91.

Larry Storch (Agarn on F-Troop), is 90. My crush on "Wrangler Jane", Melody Patterson, continues -- she's only 64.

Rose Marie of the Dick Van Dyke Show, who always looked older than she was (sorry, Rose), is 90.

Mr. Dick Van Dyke himself is 88.

Yes, spayed and neutered, Bob Barker is with us at 90.

The Professor Lives! Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island turned 89 last month.

The beloved June Lockhart of "Lassie" and "Lost in Space" is 88.

Robert Clary, Cpl. LeBeau on "Hogan's Heroes", is 87.

Mrs. Garrett of the Facts of Life, Charlotte Rae, is 87 (don't forget Diff'rent Strokes). On a baseball note, the Charlotte Rays of the Florida State League were named after her (they are now the Stone Crabs).

Ann B. Davis, everybody's favorite maid from the Brady Bunch, is 87.

Bill Daily, with quite the daily double via Major Healy on "I Dream of Jeannie" and Howard Borden on "The Bob Newhart Show", is 86.

Benson's Robert Guillaume is 86. Remember Soap?

Peter Marshall of Hollywood Squares, who of course gave baseball his son, Pete LaCock, is 86.

Jim Rockford, I mean James Garner, is 85, as is Ralph Waite (Waltons), Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who's the Boss?), and Orson Bean (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and countless game shows).

Also 85? Adam West (Batman), Marion Ross (Mrs. C of Happy Days), and Dick Van Patten (Eight is Enough).

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Wondering about some of your favorites? Here's the "Dead or Alive" site.


Katherine McGregor, Betty White, Norman Lear, Larry Storch, Dick Van Dyke, Bob Barker, June Lockhart, Robert Clary, Charlotte Rae, Bill Daily, Peter Marshall, Katherine Helmond, Orson Bean and Marion Ross are still with us, all 89 years old and above.

Of course, those are just the updates from the original post. Thanks to all who have contributed otherwise.

The Dead or Alive site isn't perfect. I've emailed multiple times to let them know G.D. Spradlin (Police Academy) and the legendary Maureen O'Hara have passed (still listed as alive).


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Sad to learn about Rose Marie. I was following her on Twitter and she (or whoever may have been managing her account) seemed in good spirits up until the end. There is a very recent documentary about her, and she was able to enjoy some very late in life attention. RIP, Rose Marie-- and thanks for all the entertainment!


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Sad to learn about Rose Marie. I was following her on Twitter and she (or whoever may have been managing her account) seemed in good spirits up until the end. There is a very recent documentary about her, and she was able to enjoy some very late in life attention. RIP, Rose Marie-- and thanks for all the entertainment!

I looked at her Twitter feed after learning of her death and the last tweet before the announcement of her death was only a few hours older than the announcement tweet.
It's also how I learned about the documentary: http://www.rosemariemovie.com/. Now I'm interested in seeing it.

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JimH5 said:
Sad to learn about Rose Marie. I was following her on Twitter and she (or whoever may have been managing her account) seemed in good spirits up until the end. There is a very recent documentary about her, and she was able to enjoy some very late in life attention. RIP, Rose Marie-- and thanks for all the entertainment!

I looked at her Twitter feed after learning of her death and the last tweet before the announcement of her death was only a few hours older than the announcement tweet.
It's also how I learned about the documentary: http://www.rosemariemovie.com/. Now I'm interested in seeing it.


I wasn't aware that she was a child star, with a career long before Dick Van Dyke. While there weren't many credits in recent years, she still did some work, and that's a 90 year run. Good luck topping that..


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