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Patty Freedman, an actress who became a publicist, died in her New York home on Feb. 17. The 64-year-old had been battling breast cancer.
Born in Detroit but raised in Southfield, Mich., Freedman started performing early at Cass Tech, Detroit’s performing arts high school, before attending Interlochen Arts Camp and University of Michigan, from which she graduated with honors and musical theater degree.
As Patty Dworkin, Freedman went onto perform on stage in Ohio with the Kenley Players before moving onto Broadway, where she worked on “See Saw,” “Shenandoah” and “Sly Fox.” After working with Jackie Gleason on “Sly Fox,” impressed ABC casting executives put her under contract and relocated her to Los Angeles. The ABC contract brought her roles on shows including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Dynasty,” “Happy Days,” “Delta House,” “One Day at a Time,” “Eight is Enough,” and “Shirley.”
In film, Freedman was featured in “Ghostbusters, »
- Dani Levy
Tony Sokol Feb 8, 2017
Hatch, who was battling pancreatic cancer, was reportedly in hospice care.
The actor’s friends and colleagues shared their thoughts on social media too.
His friend, composer Bear McReary broke the news on Twitter today.
Hatch had been in hospice care after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old.
Hatch began his long career in theater before catching his first television break on All My Children in 1971.
His theater credits include runs in the Los Angeles Resperatory Theater as well as in Chicago and off-Broadway roles.
He got his first big break with a role on The Streets of San Francisco in its final season as Inspector Dan Robbins.
Yes, the original series of Battlestar Galactica was on the air for only one season, »
- Carissa Pavlica
Hatch died around 1:30 p.m. at his home in Santa Clarita, Calif., with his son Paul by his side.
“I will always remember him fondly for his inspiring sense of youthful wonder, his boundless passion for creative expression, and his huge, kind heart,” his manager Michael Kaliski told Variety.
Hatch was best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” series, which aired from 1978-79, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a television series – drama. He portrayed a different character, Tom Zarek, in the 2003 reimagined series.
After beginning his career Off Broadway, Hatch’s acting career took off after landing a role on the soap opera “All My Children” in 1971. His additional TV credits include guest roles in a »
- Lawrence Yee
Born in Culver City, Calif., Gautier quickly helped Hymie make an impression in the 1960s spy spoof. Despite the fact that he only appeared in six episodes over four seasons, Gautier’s deadpan delivery helped the robot become a memorable fan favorite.
Gautier was also well known in the theater community for playing Conrad Birdie in the original production of “Bye, Bye Birdie” in 1960. The production, which also starred Dick Van Dyke, earned Gautier a Tony nomination.
Younger audiences may know Gautier for his voice work. He played Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod in the ’80s “Transformers” cartoon »
- Alex Stedman
a 1979 publicity photo
P F A N D O M
Michelle Pfeiffer Retrospective. Episode 2
by Nathaniel R
All Pfans, if not fans, know and relish Michelle Pfeiffer's very first line onscreen. Say it with me now...
Who is he, Niobe?!
Fantasy Island S2E10 "The Island of Lost Women"
First aired November 25th, 1978
The line was spoken, emphatically, even giddily, while Pfeiffer gave the goofy Robert Morse (no really) a thorough twice over with her eyes while her hands investigated, too. She barely even looked at Niobe, so intoxicating was the sight of the only man in the vicinity. When Niobe tells her the man has magical powers, her eyes flash with unhinged if virginal comic eroticism. "Really?!?" »
- NATHANIEL R
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