The prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine died Sunday. He was 79.
Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on Sesame Street, died Sunday. He was 85.
At CBS, where he was senior vice president from 1988 to 1993, Kriegel helped persuade Congress to require the cable TV industry to pay broadcasters for the right to retransmit over-the-air programming.
His TV credits ranged from Starsky and Hutch in the 1970s to the current drama series Blue Bloods. During his tenure as president of Twentieth Century Fox, the studio produced hit films including Broadcast News, Big, Die Hard and Wall Street.
Granath helped ABC as it entered into the cable and international fields. During his career he developed as served as chairman of the board of ESPN, A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime Television. He was 91.
The new broadcast transmission facilities atop One World Trade Center are just the most visible of his numerous accomplishments. He was 71.
Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of Will & Grace from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series. She was 83
Frank Biondi Jr., a former CEO of Viacom, Universal Studios and HBO died Monday. He was 74.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime producer and director Arthur Marks, who helmed many episodes of the “Perry Mason” TV series and produced several hit blaxploitation films, died at age 92. Marks passed away Nov. 13 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, his son Paul said Saturday. “My brother and I learned everything about the […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court,” has been identified as the man whose body was found last summer in an Oregon ravine, authorities said. The death was ruled accidental, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday. Levin, 70, played a character who performs circumcisions on a […]
Rick Ludwin, the legendary NBC executive who wrote jokes for Bob Hope, was a Seinfeld champion from the start and ran specials and latenight programming at NBC for more than 30 years, died Sunday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. During his run at the network, Ludwin worked with every host of the Tonight show: Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Leno, O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Tarantina, a character actor who was most recently known for his role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” has died in his Manhattan home. He was 60. The New York Police Department said officers responded to the apartment on West 51st Street shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. They found Tarantina on […]
Ron Fairly, a two-time All-Star during his 21-year playing career and longtime broadcaster for three teams with a folksy style of calling games, has died. He was 81. The Seattle Mariners announced the death Wednesday. Fairly spent 50 years in baseball as a player and broadcaster, appearing in four World Series during his playing career […]
Barry Frank, the pioneer sports programmer who negotiated Olympic TV deals and represented broadcasting stars John Madden, Bob Costas and Jim Nantz, has died. He was 87. Endeavor, the parent company of the International Management Group, confirmed Wednesday that Frank died Tuesday. “Barry was a visionary with guts and incredible instincts, seeing what no one […]
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Al Burton, a TV producer whose six-decade career included an eclectic mix of beauty pageants, variety and game shows and groundbreaking comedies including “The Jeffersons” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” died Tuesday. He was 91. Burton died at his home in San Mateo, California, where he had been in hospice […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur’s unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom “Maude,” has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. Further details weren’t […]