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Former Procter & Gamble Executive Robert E. Short Dies at 95

2 August 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert E. Short, former Procter & Gamble Productions executive and grandfather of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, died on July 25 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 95.

During his 34-year tenure at P&G, the production company developed shows such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Rifleman,” “The Rebel” and “Car 54 Where Are You?” Short’s contributions to daytime television include “Search For Tomorrow,” “Guiding Light,” “As The World Turns,” “The Edge of Night” and “Another World.” He was awarded an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement for distinguished service to television in 1983.

Born in Cincinnati, Short served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographic Service during WWII in European and Pacific theaters. He joined P&G after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1949.

Besides Feige, Short is survived by his wife Linda; his children Maralyn, David and Austin; his grandchildren Lauren, Alan, Robin, Tommy, Andrew and Jen; and his great-grandchildren Ella, Erik »

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The Flying Nun: Madeleine Sherwood Dies; Farewell Reverend Mother

26 April 2016 7:13 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Actress Madeleine Sherwood has died at the age of 93. Sherwood was best known as Reverend Mother Superior Lydia Placido (center, above), on The Flying Nun TV series, which was cancelled by ABC after three seasons. Sherwood also appeared on now-cancelled daytime soap operas including As the World Turns, One Life to Live, The Edge of Night, The Secret Storm, and Guiding Light. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Ms. Sherwood's death with a family spokesperson.

Vulture says, "An active participant in the political movements of her time, Sherwood was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, and later arrested in a civil rights protest in Alabama in the 1960s. In 1989, she retired from acting and returned to her home in Canada."

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Benson: Actor James Noble Dies at 94

29 March 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Actor James Noble has died at the age of 94. The New York Times has confirmed his death at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut, on Monday, March 28, 2016. Noble is perhaps best known for his role as the affable, bumbling Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling, on the Benson TV series, which was cancelled after seven seasons by ABC, only after that final season ended on a network requested cliffhanger.

Noble also played Raymond Voss on the 1988 CBS sitcom, First Impressions, starring Brad Garrett, which was cancelled after just five of eight completed episodes aired, that fall. Much of Noble's early TV work was on now long-cancelled soap operas including The Brighter Day, The Edge of Night, As the World Turns, Another World, The Doctors, and One Life to Live.

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Peyton Place: James Douglas Dies at 86

22 March 2016 5:39 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We are sorry to report actor James Douglas died on March 5, 2016. Perhaps best known for his roles on cancelled TV shows like the daytime soap operas As the World Turns (CBS), One Life to Life (ABC) and ABC's primetime soap, Peyton Place, Douglas had a long TV career.

His first appearance was on The Millionaire TV series, in 1957. Director James Sheldon, who died on Saturday, March 19, directed that series. Other TV appearances by Douglas include the soap operas Another World, The Doctors, and The Edge of Night, as well as primetime offerings like 12 O'Clock High, Ironside, and Spenser for Hire.

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Mike Minor, Actor on ‘Petticoat Junction,’ Daytime Soaps, Dies at 75

1 February 2016 2:37 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mike Minor, whose hunky, dashing “Petticoat Junction” character Steve Elliott was memorably introduced at the beginning of season four, crashing next to the train tracks as “Petticoat’s” trio of beauties are bathing in the water tower, died Jan. 28. He was 75. His sister-in-law Marlene Duerr Dedderson confirmed the news on Facebook.

After the crash of Elliott’s plane, Billie Jo asks the family, “Do you think we’ll get to keep him?” while the family stands over the crop duster, who’s been knocked out.

Steve Elliott was a character on “Petticoat Junction” from fall 1966 until the series ended in 1970. Elliott married Betty Jo on the show — and Minor married Linda Kaye Henning, who portrayed Linda Jo in 1968. (Henning and Elliott were married for five years.)

He appeared on “CHiPs” and “Vega$” and recurred in 1980-81 as Brandon Kingsley, one of Erica Kane’s lovers, on “All My Children” (he »

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Petticoat Junction: Mike Minor Dies at 75

1 February 2016 2:17 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Actor Mike Minor died Monday, January 25, 2016, at age 75. Predeceased by his father, producer Don Fedderson, mother Tido Fedderson, and younger brother Gregg Fedderson, Minor is best known for playing Steve Elliot on Petticoat Junction. He also had roles on four now-cancelled soap operas: Another World, All My Children, As the World Turns, and The Edge of Night.

Minor was married to his Petticoat Junction co-star Linda Henning (Betty Jo) from 1968 until their divorce in 1973. Her father, Paul Henning, created both Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, and executive produced Green Acres. All three countrified TV shows were cancelled by CBS between 1970 and 1971, in what is referred to to as the "rural purge," which began when networks started targeting the 18-49 year old viewer ratings demographic.

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