Patricia Reed Scott, Who Cast New York As Hollywood East, Dies At 86

LPTV Advocate Mike Gravino Dies

Mike Gravino, managing director of the Next Gen TV Coalition and executive director of the LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition, has died, according to the Advanced Television Broadcast Alliance and various reports. Gravino had retired last week to enter a D.C. hospice to deal with pancreatic cancer, former D.C. lobbyist and broadcast executive Preston Padden had tweeted May 29.

Quiz Show Whistleblower Herbert Stempel Dies

Herbert Stempel, the Bronx-born brainiac who became a central figure and whistleblower in the game show rigging scandals of the 1950s, a cultural turning point later chronicled in the 1994 movie Quiz Show, died April 7. He was 93.

Marge Redmond, Sister Jacqueline On ‘The Flying Nun,’ Dies At 95

Richard Herd, Mr. Wilhelm on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies At 87

Charlie Burrell, Longtime KCTS Operations Supervisor, Dies Of Coronavirus

Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler And Star Of Netflix Series, Dies At 22

Bill Small, ‘Hero To Journalism,’ Dies At 93

During a six-decade career at CBS and NBC, Small supervised, guided and in some cases hired generations of some of the best-known reporters and anchors in television news, among them: Dan Rather, Eric Sevareid, Daniel Schorr, Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, 60 Minutes correspondents Ed Bradley and Lesley Stahl and Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer.

Body Found On L.A. Beach Identified As WWE Pro Shad Gaspard

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment pro Shad Gaspard was found early Wednesday on Los Angeles’ Venice Beach, after he was caught in a rip current last weekend, police said. Patrol officers were flagged down around 1:25 a.m. by a person reporting that a body had washed ashore, a Police […]

Hagen Mills, ‘Baskets’ Actor, Dies At 29 In Attempted Murder-Suicide

‘Twilight’ Star Gregory Tyree Boyce Dead At 30

Ken Osmond, TV’s Eddie Haskell, Dies

Ken Osmond, best known for his role as the troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the iconic TV comedy Leave It to Beaver, died on Monday morning. He was 76.

TV, Film Director Lynn Shelton Dies At 54

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed “Humpday” and “Little Fires Everywhere,” has died. She was 54. Shelton’s publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that she died Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder. Shelton had become the leading voice of the new American independent cinema movement. […]

TV, Movie Actor Geno Silva Dies At 72

Phyllis George, Female Sportscasting Pioneer, Dies

Miss America in 1971, George joined Brent Musburger and Irv Cross in 1975 on The NFL Today. Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder later was added to the cast. She spent three seasons on the live pregame show, returned in 1980 and left in 1983, winning plaudits for her warmth of her interviews with star athletes. She also covered horse racing, hosted the entertainment show People and co-anchored the CBS Morning News. She was 70.

TV-Movie Comedian Fred Willard Dies At 86

Willard was a four-time Emmy nominee for his roles in What’s Hot, What’s Not, Everybody Loves Raymond, Modern Family and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Longtime Station Exec Jack B. Allen Dies At 89

TV And Comedy Legend Jerry Stiller Dies At 92

Jerry Stiller was a multi-talented performer who appeared in an assortment of movies, playing Walter Matthau’s police sidekick in the thriller The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and Divine’s husband Wilbur Turnblad in John Waters’ twisted comedy Hairspray. Years later he was brilliantly cast as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld. Although a supporting player on Seinfeld, he created some of the Emmy-winning show’s most enduring moments: co-creator and model for the “bro,” a brassiere for men; a Korean War cook who inflicted food poisoning on his entire unit; an ever-simmering salesman controlling his explosive temper with the shouted mantra, “Serenity now!”

Barry Farber Dies; Radio Host Ran For NYC Mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died. Farber died of natural causes Wednesday at home in New York, a day after his 90th birthday, his daughter, Celia Farber, said. Raised in Greensboro, […]

Public TV Pioneer, Producer Gerald Slater Dies Of Coronavirus

John Ericson, Actor In ‘Honey West,’ Dies At 93

Former CBS PR Chief Gil Schwartz Dies

Former CBS chief communications executive, novelist and humorist Gil Schwartz died Saturday morning at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. at the age of 68. His death was unexpected, but was due to natural causes, according to CBS. Schwartz retired as senior EVP and chief communications officer of CBS Corp., in November 2018 following nearly 40 years at CBS, Viacom and Westinghouse Broadcasting.

Sam Lloyd, Actor On ‘Scrubs,’ Dies At 56

Reality Star Ashley ‘Minnie’ Ross Dies In Georgia Wreck

ATLANTA (AP) — Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police and her representative confirmed Tuesday. Ross, 34, who was known as “Ms. Minnie,” died of her injuries Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, her publicist Liz Dixson said in an […]

Willie Dixon, KTRK Photojournalist, Dies At 52

Gene Dynarski, ‘Seinfeld’ And ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies At 86

KTEN News Director Mark Farrell Dies

Mark Farrell, news director of Lockwood Broadcasting’s NBC-ABC-CW affiliate KTEN Sherman-Ada, Okla. (DMA 158), died April 24 following a heart attack. He was 55.

Suzanne Roberts, Comcast Matriarch, Dies

Suzanne F. Roberts, 98, an exuberant and unstoppable figure who left her mark on Philadelphia’s civic, broadcasting and performing arts worlds for decades, died Monday, April 20.

TV, Film Actress Shirley Knight Dies At 83

Herb Stott, TV Commercial Producer, Dies at 85

Tom Lester, ‘Green Acres’ Star, Dies At 81

Veteran WUSA Reporter Mike Buchanan Dies

Thomas Miller, Hit-Making TV Producer, Dies

Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Full House were among his shows. And he found the right guy to play the Fonz. He was 79.

Brian Dennehy, 6-Time Emmy Nominee, Dies

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, whose long career in film and TV included six Emmy nominations, died Wednesday at the age of 81.

‘GMA’ Producer Thea Trachtenberg Dies At 51

Ed Farmer, White Sox Reliever Turned Broadcaster, Dies At 70

Craig Gilbert, 94, Dies; Created Groundbreaking ‘American Family’

Loring Mandel, Emmy-Winning TV Writer, Dies At 91

Michael McCarthy, Second City Actor And ‘SNL’ Writer, Dies At 61

‘Herman’s Head’ Co-Creator Steve Kreinberg Dies At 73