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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Taylor Negron Dead at 57

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Taylor Negron Dead at 57
Taylor Negron, an actor who appeared on “Seinfeld” as a hairdresser in 1993’s “Smelly Car” episode, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

His cousin, Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron, took to YouTube on Saturday to tell his fans that Negron passed away over the weekend while surrounded by family.

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“May he rest in peace,” Chuck said. “I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know that he just passed.”

Negron, a Glendale, California-raised performer who studied acting at UCLA, began his acting
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Taylor Negron 1957-2015

Taylor Negron 1957-2015
A clear member of what we at Empire like to call the 27 Per Cent-ers’ Club (as in, character actors who make films 27 per cent better simply by appearing in them), it’s sad to report that comedian and actor Taylor Negron has died at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer.One of four brothers born to parents of Puerto Rican descent in Glendale, California, the man originally known as Brad Stephen Negron was not the only member of his family to show talent – his cousin Chuck was a former member of pop group Three Dog Night. But Negron’s ambitions lay in comedy and performance, and he attended UCLA.Following work with acting coach Lee Strasberg a private comedy seminar taught by Lucille Ball, he went on to join the cast of an improv comedy group alongside the likes of Robin Williams and Martin Short. He initially
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Gary David Goldberg, Creator of Family Ties, Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of the classic sitcom Family Ties, has died, according to Variety. He was 68.

Goldberg died in Montecito, Calif. after a battle with brain cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, Goldberg began his television writing career in the '70s working on qsuch shows as The Bob Newhart Show, The Last Resort and Lou Grant, the latter of which earned him his first Emmy. 

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Gary David Goldberg, Creator of ‘Family Ties,’ Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg, Creator of ‘Family Ties,’ Dies at 68
Gary David Goldberg, the Emmy-winning creator of the iconic “Must-See TV” sitcom “Family Ties” who also branched out into directing features, died Sunday of brain cancer in Montecito, Calif. He was 68.

Introduced in 1982, “Family Ties” became one of the linchpins of NBC’s successful Thursday-night lineup and made Michael J. Fox — who will return to the network in the fall — a star. The series ran for seven seasons, earning Goldberg a writing Emmy. He won another during a stint on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” spinoff “Lou Grant.”

“Basically, those parents are me and Diana,” Goldberg explained during an interview with the Archive of American Television regarding the genesis of “Family Ties,” referring to his wife, Dr. Diana Meehan, and their hippie roots.

Goldberg initially resisted the choice of Fox, as did then-nbc Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff, who famously said he couldn’t picture the actor’s face on a lunchbox.
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