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JOHNNY CRAWFORD HAS DIED AT AGE 75

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Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford in “The Rifleman” on
ABC TV from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963. 

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John Ernest Crawford (March 26, 1946 – April 29, 2021)

Johnny Crawford was an actor, singer, and musician. He first
performed before a national audience as a
Mouseketeer. At age
12, Crawford rose to prominence playing
Mark McCain in the
ABC Western series The Rifleman, which he was nominated for
an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor at age 13 for his
work om the show.


Crawford had been diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s disease in 2019.

 

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EARLY TELEVISION AT IT’S FINEST

Robert Montgomery Presents is a dramatic television
series
produced by NBC from January 30, 1950, until
June 24, 1957. The
live show had several sponsors
during its eight-year run, and the title was altered to
feature the sponsor. Robert Montgomery introduced
each episode and also acted in many. The TV program
initially offered hour-long dramas adapted from
successful Hollywood films.

Elizabeth Montgomery: Remembering the Magic — ROBERT MONTGOMERY PRESENTS
Elizabeth Montgomery and John Newland in Robert Montgomery
Presents: A Summer Love. The episode was broadcast July 20,
1953 and sponsored by Johnson’s Wax.

 

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Robert Montgomery
(May 21, 1904 – September 27, 1981)

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STUNT MAN/TV ACTOR HAS DIED AT AGE 84

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Felix Anthony Silla (January 11, 1937 – April 16, 2021)

 

(Foe News) – Felix Silla, a versatile actor best known for his
role as hairy Cousin Itt on ABCTV’s
“The Addams Family,”
died Friday after battling pancreatic cancer. He also played
the robot Twiki on the NBC sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the
25th Century.

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VETERAN CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED

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James Wade Hampton (July 9, 1936 – April 7, 2021)

 

(Fox News) – Actor James Hampton, best known as bugler
Hannibal Dobbs on
F Troop,”  (ABC) Caretaker in the
original “
The Longest Yard” (1974) and the father in
“Teen Wolf,” (1984) has died at age 84.

The Hollywood Reporter, citing a family source, revealed
Hampton died at his home in Fort Worth, Texas due to
complications from Parkinson’s disease.

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Hampton in “F Troop”  (1965-1967)

 

James Hampton in the 1979 film "The China Syndrome"
James Hampton in the 1979 film “The China Syndrome”

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TRACY STRATFORD IS A LIVING DOLL TODAY

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Tracy Stratford as seen in “Living Doll”, the 126th episode (season 5)

of the CBS television
anthology series The Twilight Zone. Original air
date was November 1, 1963.

 

Noblemania:
Tracy Allison Stratford was born January 19, 1955 in Los Angeles, Calif.


Tracy Stratford also appeared on TV’s Ben Casey (1961) and The
New Loretta Young
Show
(1962).

 


June Foray (born June Lucille Forer)
(September 18, 1917 – July 26, 2017)

In 1960, June Foray provided the voice for Mattel‘s original Chatty Cathy doll; capitalizing on this, Foray also voiced the malevolent
“Talky Tina” doll in the Twilight Zone episode Living Doll“.

 

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Telly Savalas with the Living Doll. 

 

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