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Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.
Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder.
Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, "Dave's World," as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson.
- The Associated Press
Meshach Taylor, best known for his Emmy-nominated role as eccentric assistant Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women, died Saturday evening after battling a terminal illness, his agent confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 67.
The actor’s family took to Facebook earlier on Saturday to say, “It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition,” the family wrote. “Our friends who know and love us, please offer your prayers for his peace and blazing light as he ascends to the heavens. »
The cast and producers of Golden Globe-winning Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took to the New York City backlot of Universal Studios for a “Steak-Out” block party-cum-panel discussion (moderated by Jordan Peele) to celebrate Television Academy members, who turned out in droves for the Thursday night event.
New York taxis, NYPD cars and food trucks serving up burgers, curly fries and cheese quesadillas helped authenticate the scene, where stars Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero, who play fellow detectives in the New York City police department, admitted that acting together on set was more “fun” than actual work.
“Even when we’re exhausted we’re having so much fun,” said Fumero. “We all feel so lucky because we all get along so well on set, which doesn’t always happen. We genuinely all like each other as human beings. So acting together in scenes is a joy.”
“We have an abnormal amount of fun for a job, »
- Malina Saval
Washington, April 12: Phyllis Frelich has passed away at the age of 70.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deaf actress, who won the best actress Tony Award in 1980 for her performance in the best play winner 'Children of a Lesser God', had been struggling with progressive supranuclear palsy, which is a rare degenerative neurological disease for which there are no treatments.
Frelich also appeared on such TV series as Barney Miller, Gimme a Break!, Spenser: For Hire, Hunter, L.A. Law, Pacific Blue, ER, Diagnosis Murder and, most recently, in a 2011 episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as the mother of Gil. »
- Ketali Mehta
Veteran character actor Luis Avalos has passed away at the age of 67. He died on Wednesday, January 22nd, following a recent heart attack.
While many may not recognize his name, most TV viewers will recognize his face. Avalos was a regular player in television and movies for four decades.
The Cuban-born actor had a regular role on The Electric Company on PBS, played Doctor Thomas Esquivel on 21 episodes of ER, and played the principal on Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper. He also had regular roles on lesser known series like Condo, I Had Three Wives and Resurrection Blvd.
Other guest shots include those on Barney Miller, The Jeffersons, Full House, Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Jack & Bobby, and Columbo. He also memorably played General Sandia on the final cliffhanger episode of Soap, sentencing Jessica Tate to a firing squad. »
"It turns out that as a young boy, Greg was into chess and had a mentor," reveals executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. Filling the mentor role is Emmy nominee Ron Glass, who played Det. Ron Harris on Mendelsohn's favorite '70s comedy, Barney Miller.
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- William Keck
Way back in November of 2011 we told you about Haunted, a Victor Salva flick starring Saw's Tobin Bell. Years passed. Things changed. The flick has a new title, Dark House (not to be confused with the kick-ass Darin Scott film of the same name), and it's on its way home.
Bell (pictured) stars alongside Leslie-Anne Down (Rosewood Lane) and Luke Kleintank ("Bones") in his first feature role. Anthony Rey Perez (Don't Pass Me By), Alex McKenna ("90210"), Zack Ward ("In My Pocket") and Max Gail ("Barney Miller," "Gary Unmarried") co-star.
Look for it in stores on March 11, 2014.
When Nick Di Santo learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his son's dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination.
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- Uncle Creepy
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