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VETERAN ACTOR/COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 91

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Orson Bean  (Dallas Frederick Burrows)
(July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020)

Orson Bean was a film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer,
and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the
1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television
game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of
Johnny Carson,
appearing on The Tonight Show over 200 times. On February 7, 2020,
while walking near
Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los
Angeles
, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking
him fatally.

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ACTOR RON LEIBMAN HAS DIED AT 82

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Ronald Leibman (October 11, 1937 – December 6, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ron Leibman, who appeared in movies, theater
and television in a career that spanned six decades and won a Tony award
for Tony Kushner’s iconic play ”Ängels in America," died Friday after an 
illness. A friend, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the cause was
complications of pneumonia.

Ron Leibman dead at 82 – Emmy-winning actor who played Rachel Green’s dad on Friends passes away – The Sun
Ron Leibman as Dr. Leonard Green in the NBC sitcom Friends.

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SITCOM ACTOR BILL MACY DIES AT 97

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Bill Macy (May 18, 1922 – October 17, 2019)
   


(FoxNews) –
Bill Macy, the actor who made an indelible imprint on 1970s
sitcoms with his portrayal on Norman Lear "
Maude" of the loving if always
up-for-an-argument Walter Findlay, died last night in Los Angeles.

Macy’s death was announced by his producer and manager Matt Beckoff,
writing on
Facebook “My buddy Bill Macy passed away at 7:13pm tonight. He
was a spitfire right up to the end. My condolences to his beautiful wife
Samantha Harper Macy.”

Macy costarred in the 1972-78 All in the Family spin-off series opposite Bea
Arthur, who played the outspoken liberal Maude Findlay, a cousin of Family‘s
Edith Bunker.

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Macy with Bea Arthur in Maude, original broadcast on CBS from
September 12, 1972 until April 22, 1978.

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TV AND STAGE ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 70

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Georgia Bright Engel (July 28, 1948 – April 12, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly
innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "
The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died.

According to her friend and executor,John Quilty, Engel died Friday
in Princeton,
New Jersey. The cause of death was unknown because
she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t consult doctors due to her
beliefs.
 

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Cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The CBS
sitcom originally aired from September 19, 1970 to March
19, 1977. 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway (February 1, 1878 – December 21, 1950)

Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate
when Arkansas Governor Harvey Parnell appointed Caraway to fill
her late husband Thaddeus’ seat; her appointment was formally confirmed by a special election held on this day in 1932.
 

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On this day in 1971, the television sitcom "All In the Family" debuted
on CBS-TV. It is often regarded as one of the greatest TV series of
all time. It soon became the most watched show during summer
reruns and afterwards ranked number one in the yearly Neilsen
ratings from 1971 to 1976. TV Guide ranked “All in the Family” 
as the fourth-greatest show of all time. The final original show
was April 8, 1979.

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From left: Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Carroll O’Connor, and Sally
Struthers.

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