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CANCER HAS TAKEN ANOTHER TV ACTOR

James Michael Tyler, Gunther From Friends, Reveals Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

(Fox News) –  –Friends” actor James Michael Tyler, who played
Gunther on the hit sitcom, has died at the age of 59 years.

Tyler reportedly died peacefully in his home Saturday evening. He
was
diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018, later campaigning for
individuals to start testing for the disease as early as 40 years.

 

 

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CANCER TAKES SITCOM ACTOR AT 66

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Peter Thomas Scolari (September 12, 1955 – October 22, 2021)

 

(Fox News) – Peter Scolari, who famously starred in the sitcom
“Bosom Buddies” alongside
Tom Hanks, has died.

His passing was confirmed by his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky,
to Fox News on Friday. The cause of death was cancer after a two-
year battle.

“He was a wonderful, wonderful, extraordinary actor,” she said.
“It’s heartbreaking.”

 

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From left: Peter Scolari and Tom Hanks from the sitcom
Bosom Buddies. It aired for two seasons on ABC from
November 27, 1980, to March 27, 1982 and in reruns in
the summer of 1984 on the NBC network.

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THE PRODUCTION OF HOGAN’S HEROES

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Hogan’s Heroes is a television sitcom set in a Nazi German
prisoner-of-war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for
168 episodes (six seasons) from September 17, 1965, to
April 4, 1971, on the
CBS network, the longest broadcast
run for an American television series inspired by that war.

Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating
an international crew of
Allied prisoners running a special
operations
group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played
Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the gullible commandant of the camp,
and
John Banner played the blundering but lovable sergeant-
of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.

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From  left: Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer

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Leon Askin takes a break.

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Robert Clary (left) and Bob Crane.

HOGAN'S HEROES, Bob Crane with thermos, lunchbox and comic book all product spinoffs from the show, 1965-1971

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TELEVISION SITCOM STAR HAS DIED AT 79

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Frank Bonner (Frank Woodrow Boers Jr.)
(1942 – 2021)

 

(NEW YORK POST) – Frank Bonner, who played Herb
Tarlek on the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” has died.

The family said Bonner passed away “peacefully”
Wednesday amid his battle with Lewy body dementia.

 

 

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FINAL EPISODE OF M*A*S*H AIRED IN 1983

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On February 28, 1983, the celebrated sitcom M*A*S*H bows out
after 11 seasons, airing a special two-and-a-half hour episode
watched by 77 percent of the television viewing audience. It was
the largest percentage ever to watch a single TV show up to that
time.

Set near Seoul, Korea, behind the American front lines during
the Korean War, M*A*S*H was based on the 1968 novel by Richard
Hooker and the 1970 film produced by 20th Century Fox and
directed by Robert Altman. Its title came from the initials for the
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
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