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ERIN MORAN FOUND DEAD AT 56

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Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)

Actress Erin Moran, best-known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the hit
ABC-TV sitcom “Happy Days” has died. Harrison County, Indiana, authorities
were alerted to an unresponsive female Saturday, later identified as Moran.

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Original air dates on ABC: January 15, 1974 – September 24, 1984.

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MARY TYLER MOORE IS DEAD AT 80

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore, who gained fame
playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular
1970s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and broke
new ground as an independent career-woman in a leading role,
died today.

Although her name was most frequently associated with television
sitcoms, Moore also acted in theater and films, winning a Best Actress
Academy Award nomination for her role as an icy mother in 1980’s
"Ordinary People."

Off camera, she was known as a longtime animal rights champion and
a spokesperson for diabetes issues after being diagnosed with Type 1
diabetes, a life-threatening illness, when she was 33.

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DICK GAUTIER HAS DIED AT 85

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Richard "Dick" Gautier (October 30, 1931 – January 13, 2017)

(AP) – Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer
in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the
Robot on TV’s "Get Smart," has died.

His publicist Harlan Boll told The Associated Press.Gautier died Friday
at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County.

Gautier, who started out as a standup comic, was nominated for a Tony
for his stage turn as Conrad Birdie.

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“Get Smart” Don Adams and Barbara Feldon with Richard
‘Dick’ Gautier, who plays Hymie the Robot.

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Dick Gautier and Company in “BYE BYE BIRDIE” (1961).

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MARY TYLER MOORE IS 80 TODAY

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore played Laura Petrie on The Dick Van
Dyke
Show from 1961 to 1966 on CBS-TV. She also appeared
in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 1967. Moore was given her first
acting role as a dancing elf named Happy Hotpoint.

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BERNARD FOX DIES AT 89

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Bernard Fox (Bernard Lawson) (May 11, 1927 – December 14, 2016)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Bernard Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV
viewers as Dr. Bombay on "Bewitched" and Col. Crittendon on "Hogan’s
Heroes," has died.

Harlan Boll, a spokesman for Fox’s family, said he died Wednesday of
heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.

The Welsh-born actor’s extensive, film and TV credits included "The
Mummy," ”Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," ”The Dyke Van Dyke Show,"
”McHale’s Navy" and "Columbo." He also appeared in both 1997’s
"Titanic," playing Col. Archibald Gracie.

 

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