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Remembering James Avery, Pete Seeger, Saul Zaentz and Other Reel-Important People We Lost This Month

31 January 2014 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Luis Avalos (1954-2014) - Character actor best known for TV's The Electric Company. He also appears in the movies Stir CrazyThe Ringer and Jungle 2 Jungle. He died on January 22. (THR) James Avery (1945-2013) - Actor best known for playing Uncle Phil on TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and voicing Shredder on the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. His movie work includes The Blues BrothersFletch, Arlington...

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‘The Electric Company’ Actor Luis Avalos Dies at 67

24 January 2014 4:35 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cuban-born actor Luis Avalos, known for his work on the PBS kids show “The Electric Company,” died Wednesday following a recent heart attack. He was 67.

Avalos joined “Electric Company” during its second season and played multiple characters, most notably Doctor Doolots, making him one of the first Latino actors featured prominently in mainstream media. He remained a cast member on the series, acting alongside stars including Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno and Bill Cosby, until the series ended in 1977.

Avalos then went on to appear in 21 episodes of the CBS hospital-based sitcom “E/R” as Dr. Thomas Esquivel and as Principal Rivas on ABC’s “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.” Some of his other TV credits include “Jack & Bobby,” “Full House,” “Resurrection Blvd.” and “NYPD Blue.”

The Havana native was also featured in several films, including “Jungle 2 Jungle” with Tim Allen and “The Ringer” with Johnny Knoxville. His final film project, »

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