Marty Krofft, the savvy businessman who partnered with his older brother Sid to amass an entertainment empire fueled by such mind-blowing kids TV shows as The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, H.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, died Nov. 25. He was 86. Eight years younger than Sid, Marty Krofft died in Los Angeles of kidney failure, his family announced. (Courtesy of Sid & Marty Krofft Picture Archive)
A correspondent for three New York TV stations, he became famous for his “Shame on You” segments that investigated consumer fraud and aggressively confronted wrongdoers on camera.
Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, has died. He was 54. The actor was found dead of an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles home Saturday
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Moll, a character actor who found lasting fame as an eccentric but gentle giant bailiff on the original “Night Court” sitcom, has died. He was […]
The trailblazing actor, who was considered the first Black action movie hero, starred as the ultra-smooth private detective in several Shaft films beginning in the early 1970s. In 1973 he played the savvy detective once again on the CBS series Shaft, which lasted only seven episodes. He also made his mark with television roles on Magnum P.I., The Love Boat, Being Mary Jane and The Love Boat.
Seeing untold promise in new technology, he was a prime mover in the creation of the cable industry, helping to transform Time Warner Cable into a giant in the field.
Suzanne Somers, the effervescent blonde actor known for playing Chrissy Snow on ABC’s Three’s Company from 1977 to 1981 and who became an entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, died Oct 15. She was 76. She appeared in many television shows in the 1970s, including The Rockford Files, Magnum Force and The Six Million Dollar Man, but her most famous part came with Three’s Company.
Sumner Redstone’s first big hire after the Paramount acquisition, he enjoyed a fruitful decade-long partnership with Sherry Lansing.
McCallum’s work with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. brought him two Emmy nominations, and he got a third as an educator struggling with alcoholism in a 1969 Hallmark Hall of Fame drama called Teacher, Teacher. He was 90.