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Tarzan, the Ape Man star Denny Miller has died, aged 80.
Miller passed away in Las Vegas on Wednesday (September 10) after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, his agent told The Hollywood Reporter.
He famously played the iconic jungle warrior Tarzan in a 1959 remake of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan, the Ape Man.
He appeared for more than a decade in Gorton's seafood commercials as the yellow-jacketed Gorton's Fisherman as well.
Miller spent his later years in Las Vegas with his second wife Nancy. »
The apocalypse is no fun for anyone, but the dreariest possible scenario probably entails being stuck in a house without a functioning toilet and with nine of the dullest people left alive.
That's the situation Peter Engert strands us in with the relentlessly grim and dull Aftermath, an ultra-gloomy variant of Gilligan's Island, which traps its central nonet in a rural cabin. The professor figure keeping them alive (thus prolonging their misery) is young doctor Hunter (C.J. Thomason), who barters his medical expertise for shelter for himself and three hitchhikers he rescues from nuclear explosions. Among the survivors are resigned-to-die Rob (Andre Royo), short-tempered Brad (Edward Furlong) and his very pregnant wife, Angie (Christine Kelly), and sweet-natured El »
Lynn Elber, AP Television Writer
Bexar County, Texas, medical examiner's investigator Sara Horne said Davis died Sunday morning at University Hospital. Horne said no cause of death was available and that an autopsy was planned Monday.
Bill Frey, a retired bishop and a longtime friend of Davis, said she suffered a fall Saturday at her San Antonio home and never recovered. Frey said Davis had lived with him and his wife, Barbara, since 1976.
More than a decade before scoring as the Bradys' loyal Alice, Davis was the razor-tongued secretary on another stalwart TV sitcom, "The Bob Cummings Show," which brought her two Emmys. Over the years, she also appeared on Broadway and in occasional movies.
Davis considered her ordinary look an asset. »
- The Associated Press
Six guys and six girls on a beautiful island in paradise where one's greatest fantasies can be fulfilled. It's Gilligan's Island meets Fantasy Island but sexier. What more could one ask for? The series premiere of Escape Club is almost here and it's time to meet the guys! From the male stripper with a law degree to the former college football player, these six guys are almost too hot to handle and there's bound to be trouble on the island... Tune-in to the Escape Club series premiere on Sunday, June 8 at 10/9c on E! Stephen Bamber Why did escaping from your life appeal to you? Escaping my life for me was a chance to put behind some of my bad intentions. A »
Though lately there haven't been as many revivals of 60s TV series on the big screen lately as there were years ago, Lost in Space, The Fugitive, Get Smart and Bewitched all hail from that decade, and coming up we've got new versions of Gilligan's Island and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in the works. Now another show from the 60s will hit the big screen as Deadline reports the CBS sitcom Green Acres has just been picked up by director Richard L. Bare for a feature film adaptation. Bare is one of the original directors of the TV series, and he's teaming up with Phillip Goldfine and his Hollywood Media Bridge to make it happen. The two producers are looking for a writer and director though, so the project is just in the nascent stages of development. You may know the Green Acres theme song better than the actual series, »
- Ethan Anderton
Nearly 50 years after it first debuted in 1965, the classic TV series Green Acres is being developed for a feature film and a Broadway play.
Richard L. Bare, who directed 166 of the show's 170 episodes, and Phillip B. Goldfine have acquired the rights to the series, and are seeking a writer and director for the feature adaptation. The producers are also developing a Broadway play based on the hit series.
Green Acres ran for six seasons between 1965 and 1971, starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a married New York couple who try their hand at farming in the Midwestern community of Hooterville. The show became well-known for its catchy, sing-along opening theme, one-liners and a host of colorful characters.
Richard L. Bare has been trying to revive the hit series for quite some time. Back in 2007, during the Writer's Guild of America strike, the filmmaker was shopping the original scripts to every »
If the countryside and farm livin' is the life for you, then Green Acres is probably right up your alley. You may or may not be happy to know that the 60s television series is now making its way to the big screen, with a possible Broadway adaptation on the way as well. Property rights to the sitcom that featured a wealthy New York couple moving to the Midwest town of Hooterville were recently acquired by series helmer Richard L. Bare and producer Phillip Goldfine. Green Acres starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as Oliver Wendell and Lisa Douglas, a Manhattan lawyer and his socialite wife respectively. While the show's humor was derived from the misunderstandings between the well-to-do urbanites and the simple countryfolk, something tells me that approach might not go over so well in today's economic climate. Hit the jump for more. Deadline reports that Bare and Goldfine »
- Dave Trumbore
Every Sunday Amazon rotates a number of their DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below by price. Some of these deals won’t last, so if you see something you like don’t wait too long. Up to 74% Off Joss Whedon shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse Airplane! [Blu-ray] - $4.99 (68% off) Captain Phillips (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy) - $14.00 (63% off) Dallas Buyers Club (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $17.99 (40% off) The Sopranos: The Complete Series - $139.99 (50% off) All In The Family: The Complete Series - $79.99 (60% off) Gilligan's Island: Complete Series Collection - $24.99 (78% off) Over 200 DVDs Under $5 Over 700 Blu-rays Under $10 [Note: Collider earns a small referral fee when our readers purchase something on Amazon through one of our links. The money generated helps pay our staff and keep the site running. Thank you for reading and supporting Collider.] »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Among the many delights of "True Detective," which concludes its first season on Sunday night, has been the show's creepy, evocative opening credits sequence, which juxtaposes mundane imagery with the sort of dark symbols of sex and violence that Rust Cohle and Marty Hart deal with every day. That title sequence continues a long tradition at HBO going all the way back to "Oz" (which had the show's creator Tom Fontana getting tattooed with the show's logo, interspersed with jarring prison imagery), "Sex and the City" (Carrie Bradshaw's fairy princess moment is ruined by a passing bus), "The Sopranos" (Tony takes the long, geographically illogical drive from Manhattan to his suburban Jersey home) and "Six Feet Under" (haunting images of our fragile mortality). Not every HBO show has been great, but you can usually count on them to have a notable opening; "How to Make It In America" was about »
- Alan Sepinwall
Forgetting stars in the Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment is almost as much a tradition as the fashion and speeches. But which stars missed out on live Oscars broadcast in 2014? Cory Monteith, Dennis Farina, Sarah Jones and Tom Clancy are among those not memorialized on TV.
Thanks to the Internet, the 86th Academy Awards can claim to honor just about everyone in film who died. Still, there's a bit of a slight felt by fans of those deemed unworthy for the telecast. Here are some of the biggest names left out of the video:
Jonathan Winters -- Died: April 11, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming," "The Smurfs"Gary David Goldberg -- Died: June 22, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Must Love Dogs," sitcoms from "Family Ties" to "Spin City"Cory Monteith -- Died: July 13, 2013. Claim to Oscar fame: "Glee, »
The Firefly, Castle and Buffy star on his gogglebox rockers and shockers
Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead. First of all, I love the political intrigue [in Game Of Thrones]. You really have to pay attention. You can't leave the room and fold some laundry and come back in. You have to sit, you have to pay attention, because there's so much going on. And I appreciate that kind of storytelling. Also, I cannot get over the production values.
Earliest TV memory?
I remember a couple of things. I remember that if I walked home at a certain pace I wouldn't miss Gilligan's Island. If I dilly-dallied or walked too slowly it would start without me. I also remember that when I was watching TV with my dad he'd want to watch the ice hockey game and it was on at the same time as The Greatest American Hero, so it »
- Gwilym Mumford
Every year, for whatever reason, a handful of actors and other film notables who passed away in the previous year miss the cut for the Oscars' annual In Memoriam segment, and 2014 was no exception. The Academy seems to err on the side of not including people who are most notable for their TV work, even if they did do some film work — such as Gilligan's Island's Russell Johnson, Glee's Cory Monteith, All in the Family's Jean Stapleton and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's James Avery. Also, the producers often edit the package so far in advance that recent deaths do not make it in. But nevertheless, there were a few notable absences that deserved mention. Please add any names we may have missed in the comments section.Dennis Farina Farina, a former Chicago cop, made his debut in Michael Mann’s 1981 film Thief, and went »
- Vulture Editors
Yesterday was a bad day for sitcom stars ... TMZ has learned Cindy Brady's cat died -- just like The Professor from "Gilligan's Island" and Dave Madden from "The Partridge Family."Susan Olsen's cat -- Sacha Baron Kitteh -- got seriously ill back in December ... and passed away Thursday after battling valiantly for a month.Following the death ... Olsen asked an org she works with to set up a donations page for anyone looking to »
- TMZ Staff
Source: Getty A huge forest fire in Glendora, CA, burned more than 1,700 acres and destroyed many homes. Because you probably didn't watch, here is everything you need to know about last night's Critics' Choice Awards. Leonardo DiCaprio won last night, but will he finally win an Oscar? Because the Internet really, really wants him to. Meet Prince George's new best friend: Prince William's cousin, Zara Tindall, welcomed a baby girl today. Shia Labeouf headbutted someone in a bar last night, but instead of skywriting his apology, he reportedly drunkenly rambled it. Former Playboy playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley was found dead at 34. Gilligan's Island star Russell Johnson has died at 89. Rip, Professor. The NYPD is investigating remains found in Queens that sadly may be linked to Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who went missing in October. Today, President Barack Obama will announce big changes for the Nsa's phone metadata collection program, »
- Alyse Whitney
Actor Russell Johnson, who is best known for playing The Professor on the hit TV series "Gilligan's Island," has passed away on Thursday morning at his home in Washington. He was 89 years old and died of natural causes. On the show, Johnson playing a high school science teacher who was capable of building just about anything, including generators, radios and other gadgets from regular items found on the island. But as Johnson joked, the one thing The Professor could never figure out was how to patch the hold at the bottom of the SS Minnow. Outside of "Gilligan's Island," the actor also appeared in several episodes of "The Twilight Zone," as well as "Gunsmoke," "Rawhide" and "The Lone Ranger. He also had parts in dozens of feature films, including "MacArthur," "It Came From Outer Space" and the 1953 Western "Law and Order," in which he took part in a gunfight with the film's star, »
"He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 a.m. today (Thursday)," ABC News quoted Dane as saying.
"My two favourite people are now gone. The Professor. »
- Leon David
Russell Johnson, the man who portrayed Professor Roy Hinkley on classic TV hit Gilligan’s Island, died Thursday at the age of 89 of kidney failure. "He died at home, peaceful, in his sleep at 5:21 am today," his wife Constance told ABC News. "[He was] a very brave guy who knew what he wanted, and he wanted to be at home." From 1964 to 1967, Johnson appeared in 98 of the show's 99 episodes and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, remained proud of his work there until the end of his life. He once wrote: “I think, what I love most at this point in time in the long life of Gilligan's Island is the positive, intelligent nature of longtime Gilligan aficionados.”TV Land president Larry W. Jones paid tribute to the actor, saying, “We are deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of Russell Johnson, the beloved 'Professor.’ We extend »
- Delia Paunescu
Madden, 82, died Thursday (Jan. 16) after a long illness, TMZ reports.
Madden played the harried manager of the Partridge Family on the ABC series, which ran from 1970-74. Prior to that, he was a regular performer on "Laugh-In," and he followed his "Partridge" stint with a semi-regular role on "Alice" and a host of TV guest appearances.
Below, watch the first half of the "Partridge Family" pilot episode; Madden's first appearance comes around the 9-minute mark. Also, take a listen to "The Ballad of Reuben Kincaid" by indie band The Moses Gun.
Russell Johnson, the actor who played Professor on Gilligan's Island died on Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 of liver failure at the age of 89. Russell was one of the last remaining members of Gilligan's Island cast left alive. After the show ran for three years from 1964 to 1967 - the show hit syndication and its still sen in re-runs. To cast members remain alive, and Tina Louise (Ginger) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) both commented on the sadness of their fellow 'castaway' passing away. In a statement, Tina sayid: “I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Russell Johnson. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife Constance and his family. He will always be in our hearts and remembered as part of American pop culture history as “Gilligan’s Island” lives on through Me TV and TV Land. He will be missed.” Earlier in the day, Dawn Wells, who played »
A familiar face to television viewers for the past 60 years has left us. Russell Johnson, best known as Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, has died at the age of 89. He passed away early this morning from kidney failure at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Johnson played numerous roles on television prior to Gilligan and often played heavies. However, his role as the Professor so typecast him as a nice guy that it became difficult for him to be cast as the bad guy after the popular sitcom went off the air.
He reprised his role for all of the Gilligan reunion movies and the two animated series as well. Johnson was one of three surviving regular castmembers from the show. Now, only Dawn Wells (Mary Ann Summers) and Tina Louise (Ginger Grant) remain.
Via Twitter, Wells posted this »
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