16 items from 2012
As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television history.
Dick Clark: The number of music stars who owe at least part of their success to the "American Bandstand" maestro is incalculable. Thanks to him, people also enjoy "New Year's Rockin' Eve," receive American Music Awards and have a greater appreciation of bloopers. Here's a "so long" salute to you, Dick.
Larry Hagman: The truly unfortunate irony of the veteran actor's recent death is that he was just starting his second round of "Dallas" success as master schemer J.R. Ewing. He'll also »
Actor and talk show host Gary Collins died over the weekend at the age of 74. Collins made his movie debut in The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962) and co-starred in the TV Western Iron Horse from 1966 to 1968. He also starred in a number of shorter-lived TV series in the 1960s and '70s, including The Wackiest Ship In The Army (1966-67), The Sixth Sense (1972), and Born Free (1974). He was also in the 1970 movie Airport and made guest appearances on several shows, the most recent being Dirty Sexy Money in 2009. Collins truly found his niche »
Patti Smith is busy turning her life with Robert Mapplethorpe into a movie. But who could play such iconic cultural figures? Patti says that one idea she had was Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. I'll just let that sink in for a minute.
Espn anonymously surveyed athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, and Mbl for their attitudes on a variety of subjects, including same-sex marriage. Overall, the results were positive, except in the NBA and Mlb, who oppose it by a slim margin. The NHL, home of the You Can Play Project, was 92.3% in favor.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 to the Maryland campaign to preserve marriage equality. Bloomberg has a lot of faults, but he's been remarkable on marriage.
Emmy award winner Gary Collins, a fixture of American television, has passed away at the age of 74 in Biloxi, Ms. According to TMZ, the Charlie's Angel's star passed away at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center around 1:00 Am from natural causes. Collins was the former Miss America emcee who was also a television actor and host. His work in classic TV series like Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Iron Horse, hosting the Miss America Contest and his Hour Magazine talk-show are what so many of us remember tonight. Collins was married to Mary Ann Mobley for 45 years, and together they had a daughter. He has two children from his first marriage to Susan Peterson. »
- April MacIntyre
Gary Collins death at age 74 Collins -- best known in the United States as a television / Miss America Pageant host; elsewhere, as an actor in dozens of television series and a number of TV movies -- died earlier today, Saturday, October 13, of "natural causes" while in Biloxi, Mississippi. Collins was 74 years old. In recent years, he was involved in drunken-driving accidents and spent a few days in jail. (A little more information below.) Born in Venice, California, on April 30, 1938, Collins began his show business career while still serving in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe. His film career didn't go very far: a mere ten movies over the course of four decades. The most notable among those was George Seaton's Airport (1970), an all-star blockbuster and Best Picture Oscar nominee in which Collins had a small role. Collins television work: countless television series and several movies On the other hand, »
- Andre Soares
Biloxi, Miss. (AP) — Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74. Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. During the 1980s, Collins hosted the Miss America pageant and the television shows "Hour Magazine" — for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1983 — and "The Home Show." As an actor, he appeared in numerous movies and was »
- HitFix Staff
13 October 2012 2:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Gary Collins, an actor-turned-tv host who was a familiar face throughout the 1970s and 1980s, has died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74. The reason was "natural causes," according to the Harrison County Coroner, the Associated Press reports. Born in Venice, Ca., to a waitress mother, Collins enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe, where he got his showbiz start as a performer for the Armed Forces Network. He came back to Hollywood and got TV acting work in shows like 1965's The Wackiest Ship in the Army and 1972's
- Seth Abramovitch
Gary Collins, a familiar TV figure throughout the '80s as both an actor and show host, died early Saturday. He was 74. Collins succumbed to natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday in Biloxi, Miss., Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ. He lived in Biloxi and died in the hospital, according to The New York Times. In addition to leading roles in three short-lived TV series, including The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Collins, with his all-Amercan looks, made a number of guest appearances on such successful shows as Perry Mason, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat and Charlie's Angels. »
Legendary TV host and actor Gary Collins died early this morning (Oct. 13) of natural causes at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Mississippi. He was 74.
Collins appeared on a number of hit shows in the 1970s like "Charlie's Angels," "The Love Boat" and "Fantasy Island," but he is best known for hosting the "Hour Magazine" talk show from 1980 to 1988 and the Miss America Pageant from 1985 to 1989.
Collins was married to former Miss America Mary Anne Mobley for 44 years before they separated last year. He has three children: daughter Mary Clancy Collins with Mobley, and Guy Collins and Melissa "Mimi" Collins with his first wife, Susan Peterson. »
Gary Collins, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1984 for hosting Hour Magazine and worked a variety of acting and emceeing gigs in a career that spanned five decades, died of natural causes early Saturday in a Biloxi, Miss., hospital. He was 74.
Collins scored a total of six Daytime Emmy nominations during Hour Magazine‘s eight-year run in the 1980s, and hosted the Miss America pageant from 1985-1989.
- Michael Slezak
Gary Collins, known for his roles on TV series The Sixth Sense and The Wackiest Ship in the Army, has died at the age of 74. The television and radio star passed away from natural causes at 12:56 a.m. Saturday morning in Biloxi, Miss., Harrison County deputy coroner Brian Switzer confirmed to E! News. The Southern California native developed a love for acting after enlisting in the Army, according to IMDb.com, and went on to perform as a radio and television host for the Armed Forces Network. Collins' acting career kicked off from there, with bit roles in Yes, Dear, Dirty Sexy Money, and Burke's Law in many others. He also became known for his "easygoing" hosting style, »
Actor and former daytime talk show host Gary Collins died early today at a hospital in Biloxi, Miss. Collins, 74, died of natural causes according to the county coroner. Collins hosted the syndicated Hour Magazine talk show in the 1980s and starred in the TV series The Sixth Sense, The Wackiest Ship In The Army and Born Free. He also guest-starred in TV series such as The Love Boat, Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island and numerous others from the 1960s through the 1990s. Movie work included roles in Airport and Angel in My Pocket. Collins also served as host of the Miss America Pageant in the mid-to-late 1980s. He was married to actress Mary Ann Mobley, a former Miss America. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Legendary television actor and host Gary Collins, 74, died overnight of natural causes, Et confirms.
He was brought to Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he died shortly before 1 a.m., Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells the Sun Herald.
Gary Collins, a legendary TV actor and host, died early this morning in Biloxi, Ms at the age of 74.Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ he passed of natural causes just before 1:00 Am at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.Collins' resumé is a mile long ... having appeared on episodes of such hit shows as "Fantasy Island," "Charlie's Angels," "Alice," "The Love Boat," "Police Story" ... the list goes on. Collins was also known for »
- TMZ Staff
Mother’s Day might have been last Sunday, but the people of Chatswin are celebrating it on tonight’s season finale of Suburgatory. And since the ABC sitcom is set in the suburbs, Mother’s Day is a big deal that, rather fittingly, is wrapped into a big contest amongst the town’s wacky constellation of characters. “It’s a full-town competition to prove whose mother is loved the most,” explains star Ana Gasteyer, who recently was upped from recurring to series regular for playing quirky, perfection-obsessed mother Sheila Shay. “There’s this totally asinine situation, with just days and »
- Tanner Stransky
Rod Serling’s Night Gallery is a beloved cult series with a complicated history. It was Serling’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed Twilight Zone, which ran on CBS from 1959–64. Its eerie opening introduction featuring Serling in a dark gallery surrounded by dynamic, often disturbing paintings was the hallmark of the show. Serling would introduce new paintings (by gifted artist Tom Wright) each week, which would segue into a story that usually revolved around a supernatural or occult theme.
Night Gallery began its run with a well-received two-hour pilot on NBC in November 1969. The following year it was included as part of NBC’s Four-in-One programming wheel. It rotated every fourth Wednesday with The Psychiatrist, McCloud and San Francisco International Airport. »
- Bradley Harding
16 items from 2012
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