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TV Actor and Miss America Pageant Host Collins Dies at Age 74

Gary Collins death at age 74 Collins -- best known in the United States as a television / Miss America Pageant host; elsewhere, as an actor in dozens of television series and a number of TV movies -- died earlier today, Saturday, October 13, of "natural causes" while in Biloxi, Mississippi. Collins was 74 years old. In recent years, he was involved in drunken-driving accidents and spent a few days in jail. (A little more information below.) Born in Venice, California, on April 30, 1938, Collins began his show business career while still serving in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe. His film career didn't go very far: a mere ten movies over the course of four decades. The most notable among those was George Seaton's Airport (1970), an all-star blockbuster and Best Picture Oscar nominee in which Collins had a small role. Collins television work: countless television series and several movies On the other hand,
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Gary Collins Dies at 74

Gary Collins Dies at 74
Gary Collins, a familiar TV figure throughout the '80s as both an actor and show host, died early Saturday. He was 74. Collins succumbed to natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday in Biloxi, Miss., Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ. He lived in Biloxi and died in the hospital, according to The New York Times. In addition to leading roles in three short-lived TV series, including The Wackiest Ship in the Army, Collins, with his all-Amercan looks, made a number of guest appearances on such successful shows as Perry Mason, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat and Charlie's Angels.
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R.I.P. Gary Collins

Actor and former daytime talk show host Gary Collins died early today at a hospital in Biloxi, Miss. Collins, 74, died of natural causes according to the county coroner. Collins hosted the syndicated Hour Magazine talk show in the 1980s and starred in the TV series The Sixth Sense, The Wackiest Ship In The Army and Born Free. He also guest-starred in TV series such as The Love Boat, Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island and numerous others from the 1960s through the 1990s. Movie work included roles in Airport and Angel in My Pocket. Collins also served as host of the Miss America Pageant in the mid-to-late 1980s. He was married to actress Mary Ann Mobley, a former Miss America.
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Gary Collins Dead -- Legendary Television Actor and Host Dies at 74

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Gary Collins, a legendary TV actor and host, died early this morning in Biloxi, Ms at the age of 74.Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ he passed of natural causes just before 1:00 Am at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.Collins' resumé is a mile long ... having appeared on episodes of such hit shows as "Fantasy Island," "Charlie's Angels," "Alice," "The Love Boat," "Police Story" ... the list goes on. Collins was also known for
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