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11 items from 2011

'M*A*S*H' Star Harry Morgan Dies at 96

7 December 2011 9:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

"M*A*S*H" star Harry Morgan died at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning. The character actor was 96.  He was best known for playing Colonel Sherman T. Potter on the long-running army comedy. In a 2004 interview with the The Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television, Morgan acknowledged the profound effect that the iconoclastic sitcom had on his career.  Also read: 'Laugh-In' Regular Alan Sues Dies at 85 ""He was firm," Morgan said. "He was a good officer and he had a good sense of humor. I think it's the best part I ever »

- Brent Lang

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TV Espresso: News Items for Monday, December 5, 2011

5 December 2011 2:16 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last week, television lost another veteran performer, a former Growing Pains kid has a new show, there are some similarities between Lost and Once Upon a Time, a former presidential candidate comes clean about his Pokemon connection and some dates in TV history.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Alan Sues, the sometimes flamboyant castmember of the popular NBC comedy series, died on Thursday, December 1st. Sues was 85 years old and passed away from an apparent heart attack at his home in West Hollywood. He appeared on Broadway before and after Laugh-In and guested on shows like The Brady Brides, Punky Brewster, The Wild, Wild West, The Twilight Zone, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Sues is survived by his sister-in-law, Yvonne.

Growing Pains

Tracey Gold grew up on television, in front of millions of people, while playing brainy Carol Seaver on ABC's Growing Pains. »


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Laugh-in Star Sues Dies

5 December 2011 12:11 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Comedy actor Alan Sues has passed away at the age of 85.

The entertainer died on Thursday night at his home in Los Angeles, according to a statement posted on his website.

Sues shot to fame as part of American TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In which aired from 1968 to 1972, and he became well known for playing eccentric characters.

His longtime friend Michael Gregg Michaud says, "He had been in failing health the last couple of years, but it was nothing you could put your finger on; just old age. Mentally, he was funny and 'on' as usual. He was a delightfully funny man, with a wonderful career that spanned six decades." »

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Comic Actor Alan Sues, "Laugh-in" Regular, Dead At Age 85

3 December 2011 4:25 PM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »


Alan Sues, a regular on the ground-breaking Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In series, has died at age 85.  Although Sues never officially said he was gay at the time, he was one of the first mainstream performers to proudly portray effeminate characters on mainstream TV shows. By 1968, when Laugh-In premiered, societal values were radically changing, allowing Sues and other cast members to be themselves. Sues specialized in playing flamboyant characters including Uncle Al, the Kiddies' Pal, a drunken and rude host of a children's TV show. Sues' personality fit well into the "anything goes" mix of the Laugh-In jokes and crazy characters. He stayed with the show through 1972. He also appeared in classic TV series such as The Wild, Wild West and The Twilight Zone. He played Prof. Moriarty in the acclaimed 1975 Broadway production of Sherlock Holmes. Click here for more. »

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'Laugh-In' Regular Alan Sues Dies at 85

3 December 2011 10:15 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Alan Sues, a regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh In" known for playing the flamboyant sportscaster Big Al, died Thursday night while watching television. He was 85 and apparently suffered a heart attack at his home in West Hollywood. Sues appeared on "Laugh-In" from 1968 to 1972. In addition to playing Big Al, he frequently portrayed the character Uncle Al the Kiddies' Pal, the always hung-over children's show host. During his "Laugh-In" years, he also was a spokesman for Peter Pan Peanut Butter, appearing in print and broadcast ads as a campy »

- Joshua L. Weinstein

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Rest in Peace Alan Sues

2 December 2011 4:56 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Another small screen legend has passed on, leaving behind a legacy filled with laughs and memorable performances. TV legend Alan Sues has died at the age of 85.

Sues passed away at his Los Angeles home yesterday.

Known to the mainstream audience mainly for his hilarious stint on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In", Alan touched our genre twice: once in 1995 in the television remake of A Bucket of Blood and more famously for his role as Wilfred Harper, Jr., in the ultra creepy episode of "The Twilight Zone" entitled The Masks.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Sues' many friends, family members, and constituents. Your legacy lives on, sir. Rest easy!

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- Uncle Creepy

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AfterElton Briefs: Nph Apologizes, "San Andreas 3-D," and "I Might Be Gay."

2 December 2011 3:12 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"The Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Cruella Deville mashup produced mixed results"

Thanks to Birthday Boy Huggy for this week's winning caption.

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Brendan Fraser (above) is 43, Daryl Hannah is 51, Julianne Moore is 51, Dan Butler is 57, Tyra Banks is 38, and Britney Spears is 30. Time to name your top five Britney songs! While you do that, I'll name my top five Ozzy Osbourne songs, to celebrate Ozzy's 63rd. 5. "Mama, I'm Coming Home," 4. "Bark At The Moon," 3. "Close My Eyes Forever," 2. "Crazy Train", 1. "Shot In The Dark." (which is also one of my favorite unintentionally hilarious music videos.) My favorite guilty pleasure film genre is "Disaster! »

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'Laugh-In' Player Alan Sues Dies at 85

2 December 2011 2:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alan Sues, a flamboyant and wacky member of the comic ensemble that made Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In a big hit for NBC in the late 1960s, died Thursday at his home in West Hollywood of an apparent heart attack. He was 85. Sues was a regular on the comedy-variety show from 1968 until 1971, playing such characters as Uncle Al the Kiddies' Pal, a hung-over children’s entertainer, and Big Al, an effeminate sportscaster. He left Laugh-In before its final season. Rather than relying on a series of tightly scripted song-and-dance segments, Laugh-In offered

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'Laugh-In' Star Alan Sues -- Dead at 85

2 December 2011 4:15 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Comedian Alan Sues -- who starred in "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" back in the 70s -- has died, TMZ has learnedAlan -- who also appeared in the infamous 1964 Twilight Zone episode "The Masks" (below) -- passed away last night. So far, a cause of death is unknown."Laugh-In" creator George Schlatter tells TMZ, "Alan was a dear man and good friend, and a forcefield of energy and laughs. Every situation he was in added an element »

- TMZ Staff

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Blu-Ray Review: Amazing Series Ends With ‘The Twilight Zone: Season 5’

7 September 2011 10:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – has never heaped as much praise on one series of releases as the season sets for one of the best shows of all time — “The Twilight Zone”. Did you really think we would change our tune with the fifth and final season of this amazingly-influential program? Of course not. Complete your collection.

Blu-ray Rating: 5.0/5.0

Airing from Fall 1963 to Spring 1964, the fifth season of “The Twilight Zone” was the last of this amazing show. You can now own all 156 episodes plus Days of special features in five of the best TV-on-Blu-ray sets that have ever been produced. And, while the fourth season was a bit of a dip in quality (the show couldn’t quite survive the stretch to an hour long), the fifth marked a return to form. Some of your favorite episodes in the history of “The Twilight Zone” are in this set. Notable episodes include “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, »

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First Look and Details: The Twilight Zone: Season 5 on Blu-ray

10 May 2011 11:06 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

While we're still in the midst of Image's stellar release of "The Twilight Zone" Season 4 (look for a review really soon), the first details have surfaced regarding the very last season we all need to complete our set!

That's right, kids! Your next stop? August 30th! That's when "The Twilight Zone" Season 5 will be hitting store shelves. Home to some incredible episodes and stars like Bill Mumy, George Takei, Gladys Cooper, Jack Klugman, and Jackie Cooper, this is the season I've personally been waiting for! Mr. Garrity and the Graves in full 1080p? Joy to the friggin' world!

Dig on the extensive list of supplemental materials and the cover art below!

Special Features

Twenty New Audio Commentaries, featuring "The Twilight Zone Companion" author Marc Scott Zicree, author/film historian Gary Gerani (Fantastic Television), Twilight Zone directors Ted Post, Richard Donner and Robert Butler, writer Earl Hamner, actors George Takei and Peter Mark Richman, »

- Uncle Creepy

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