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His vast number of television credits also included appearances on “Rhoda,” “Columbo,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Kojak,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Bionic Woman,” “Fantasy Island,” “Eight Is Enough,” “Lou Grant,” “Happy Days,” “The A-Team” and “Murder She Wrote.”
Wells also did a number of TV »
- Variety Staff
The tough guy starred in the sci-fi classic "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and played Det. Al Corassa on TV's "Cagney & Lacey."
A longtime resident of Malibu who wrote columns for the local newspaper, Mantee played the health inspector on a 1994 episode of Seinfeld, "The Pie;" had a recurring role as Commander Clayton on Hunter, the police drama that starred Fred Dryer; and appeared as Cornell, a henchman for Catwoman who disguises himself as Batman to frame the Caped Crusader for a robbery in a 1967 storyline that saw the villainess go back to college.
Mantee died Nov. 7, The Malibu Times reported.
- Mike Barnes
Ed Lauter was a true artist. The veteran actor died at the age of 74 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Los Angeles Times reports. A family spokesman confirmed to the newspaper that Lauter passed away at his home in L.A. after battling mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops from cells surrounding internal organs. The Long Island, New York native had a long career as a character actor beginning in the early 1970s. He had TV roles in Mannix, The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Walker, Texas [...] »
The veteran television and film actor Ed Lauter has passed away at his home in West Hollywood following a battle with a rare form of cancer. He as 74 years-old. His four decade-long career began with classic television shows like The Streets Of San Francisco and Ironside before moving on to memorable big-screen roles in The Longest Yard (1974) and Magic (1978).
The 1980/90s brought him even more attention in Charles Bronson thriller Death Hunt (1981), Youngblood (1986), Born On The Fourth Of July (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990) and The Rocketeer (1991). All the while continuing as a permanent fixture on a number of hit television shows like The Equalizer and The A-Team.
Through the naughties and beyond, Lauter continued his trend for imposing and authoritative figures on the big and small screen, appearing in a significant recurring role in ER, Gary Ross’ horse racing biopic Seabiscuit and a role in Adam Sandler’s remake of the »
- Craig Hunter
So sad. Ken, the former heavyweight champion who famously broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw passed away on Sept. 18 at the age of 70.
Ken Norton passed away in Arizona after a long career and a battle with declining health after suffering several strokes.
Ken Norton Dies At 70
Ken died on Sept. 18 in a care facility in Arizona after battling a long list of health issues throughout his life, like strokes, a heart attack, cancer, broken bones and a speech impediment from a crash crash in 1986 due to brain injury. He truly was a fighter and battled until the end at the age of 70, survived by 3 children from two marriages and his wife.
Ken Norton: Former Heavyweight Champion
Ken broke Muhammad »
- Ivy Jacobson
Former heavyweight champion Ken Norton, who beat Muhammad Ali and then lost a controversial decision to him in Yankee Stadium, died Wednesday at a local care facility in Arizona. He was 70 and had been in poor health for the last several years after suffering a series of strokes.
Gene Kilroy, who was Ali’s former business manager, says he’s sure Norton is “in heaven now with all the great fighters,” and Kilroy would like to hear that conversation.
Norton broke Ali’s jaw in their first fight, beating him by split decision in 1973 in a non-title fight in San Diego. They fought six months later, and Ali narrowly won a split decision.
They met for a third time on Sept. 28, 1976, at Yankee Stadium and Ali narrowly won to keep his heavyweight title.
Norton appeared in the notorious 1975 film “Mandingo.”
During the 1980s, Norton made a number of appearances on television, »
- Carmel Dagan and Associated Press
Odd List Ryan Lambie 1 May 2013 - 09:34
Blood, guts and controversy abound, as we delve back to look at the evolving gore and mayhem in a dozen 80s videogames...
Ah, the 80s. The decade of video nasties, The A-Team, Boy George and Ronald Reagan. A time of conspicuous consumption and voluminous hair, the 80s was also the decade where videogames rapidly evolved, from the blocky 8-bit computers and consoles at its beginning, to the more powerful 16-bit systems at its end.
The 80s was also a period where the depiction of videogame gore would be realised with ever greater detail - much to the consternation of media watchdogs, who commonly regarded games as bleepy toys for children. The mainstream furore which would greet Mortal Kombat was still just over the horizon, but from the start of the start of the decade to its end, mischievous (and sometimes cynical, it has »
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