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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Arthur Metrano (September 22, 1936 – September 8, 2021)

(New York Post) – Art Metrano, a stand-up comedian best known
for playing callous police captain Ernie Mauser in the second
and third "Police Academy" films (below),has passed away.

According to his son,the Brooklyn-born funny man died of
natural causes at his Aventura, Florida home on Wednesday.

In addition to his roles in the 1985 and 1986 installments of the
comedic cop series, Metrano also appeared in the 1982 "
Happy
Days
" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" and guest-starred on
"All in the Family," "
Bewitched," "Starsky and Hutch" and
"Mod Squad," among other TV shows.

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LEGENDARY WEATHERMAN HAS DIED AT 87

Willard Scott's Life & Career — He Worked with NBC for 65 Years and 35 of Them Were on 'Today'

Willard Scott, legendary TODAY weatherman, dies at 87
Willard Herman Scott Jr. (March 7, 1934 – September 4, 2021)

 

 

(The New York Times) – Willard Scott, the antic longtime weather forecaster on the “Today” show, whose work, by his own cheerful acknowledgment, made it clear that you don’t need a weatherman
to know which way the wind blows, died on Saturday at his farm in Deplane, Va. 

His death was confirmed by his wife, Paris Keena Scott. She did
not specify a cause, saying only that he had died after a brief
illness.

Mr. Scott, who had earlier played both Bozo the Clown and the
original Ronald McDonald on television (below), was among
the first of a generation of television weathermen who stressed showmanship over science.

Legendary Today Show weatherman Willard Scott dies at 87 - USA News Lab
STUMPTOWNBLOGGER: IT'S WILLARD SCOTT

 

 

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POPULAR SUPPORTING ACTOR, DEAD AT 87

George Segal, actor who forged a lucrative career as a genial comic star of 1970s Hollywood movies – obituary

George Segal Dies: 'The Goldbergs' Actor Dead at 87 | TVLine
George Segal (February 13, 1934 – March 23, 2021)

(FoxNews) – Celebrities far and wide took to Twitter on Tuesday
to honor late Hollywood icon
George Segal following news of
his death due to complications from bypass surgery.

Segal appeared regularly on ABC’s “The Goldbergs and was
nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his supporting performance
in “
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 87

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Henry Darrow (Enrique Tomás Delgado Jiménez)
(September 15, 1933 – March 14, 2021)


Darrow known for his role as Manolito “Mano” Montoya
on the 1960s NBC television series The High Chaparral

 

Series titles over a painting of a cowboy on a rearing horse
Original release: September 10, 1967 – March 12, 1971


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LOCAL EVANGELIST HAS GONE HOME AT 86

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Luis Palau Jr. (November 27, 1934 – March 11, 2021)

Palau was an international Christian evangelist living in the Portland
area
in Oregon, He was born in Argentina and moved to Portland in
his mid-twenties to enroll in a graduate program in Biblical studies.

Palau had a long and close relationship with evangelist
Billy Graham,
and has been characterized by many as Graham’s successor. “One
of the world’s leading
evangelical Christian figures,” he is known for
his strong appeal to young people, and for his efforts to reach out to
secular leaders to address issues like homelessness.


In January 2018, Luis Palau shared on Facebook that he had stage
four lung cancer.


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