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Several very notable veterans of television history left us in January. They include Bernie Hamilton (Starsky and Hutch), Steven Gilborn (Ellen, The Wonder Years, Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order), Pat Hingle (Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-o, M*A*S*H, and Gunsmoke), Cheryl Holdridge (The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Leave It to Beaver), Don Galloway (Ironside, General Hospital), John Hager (Hee-Haw), Harry Endo (Hawaii Five-o, Magnum, Pi), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Dynasty, The Colbys, Here's Lucy, and Murder, She Wrote), Gordon Mitchell (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy), Bob May (Lost in Space), and Kim Manners (Charlie's Angels, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 21 Jump Street, »
Veteran actor Steven Gilborn has died of cancer. He was 72.
Gilborn, most famous for playing the role of Ellen DeGeneres' father on her sitcom Ellen, passed away on 2 January at his home in Columbia County, New York.
He gave up an academic career as a Professor to pursue acting and has enjoyed over three decades of success as a TV, film and stage star.
Gilborn survived lung cancer five years ago, but a brain tumour was discovered last May and rapidly advanced to the point where he required hospice care in his home.
His wife of 44 years, Karen Halverson, says, "It was a beautiful, amazing experience. He wasn't in much pain, his humour was intact and his verbal wit continued."
Gilborn is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren. A memorial service is being planned for next month. »
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