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Actor Robert Vaughn has passed away. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/robert-vaughn-dead-dies-man-from-uncle-1201915957/November 12, 2016 at 7:08 pm #1201949844
Actress Julie Gregg has passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/julie-gregg-dead-sandra-corleone-godfather-films-was-79-946775November 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm #1201949846
Soap opera writer/producer Claire Labine has passed away. http://deadline.com/2016/11/veteran-soap-creator-writer-claire-labine-dies-at-82-1201853446/November 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm #1201950783
Journalist/news anchor Gwen Ifill has passed away. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/gwen-ifill-pbs-dies-1201917581/November 14, 2016 at 7:43 pm #1201950808
Agent/producer Frank Konigsberg has passed away. http://deadline.com/2016/11/frank-konigsberg-dead-agent-producer-1201854254/#comment-list-wrapperNovember 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm #1201953120
Actress Lisa Lynn Masers has passed away. http://deadline.com/2016/11/lisa-lynn-masters-dies-unbreakable-kimmy-schmidt-actress-died-1201856815/#comment-list-wrapperNovember 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm #1201955323
Visual effects artist Ron Thornton has passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ron-thornton-dead-babylon-5-visual-effects-designer-was-59-949981November 25, 2016 at 8:02 am #1201956677
The legendary Florence Henderson has passed away. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/florence-henderson-brady-bunch-dead-at-82-1201926558/November 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm #1201957039
Ron Glass, who played stylish and sassy NYPD detective/aspiring author Ron Harris on ABC’s long-running sitcom Barney Miller, died on Friday, a spokesperson for the veteran actor has confirmed for TVLine. He was 71.
No further details have yet been made available.
In addition to his role on the Emmy-winning workplace comedy, Glass portrayed the spiritual Shepherd Book on Fox’s short-lived sci-fi drama Firefly (as well as its big-screen follow-up, Serenity). His lengthy resume also included fellow one-and-done programs including The New Odd Couple (in the Felix Unger role), Rhythm & Blues, Mr. Rhodes and Teen Angel, as well as guest appearances on All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Streets of San Francisco, Amen and Friends. In recent years, he appeared in episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Major Crimes and CSI.
Glass’ prolific career also included voiceover work, having been featured on Rugrats (and its spinoff All Grown Up!), Superman, Aladdin and The Proud Family.November 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm #1201957067
That is so sad. Ron Glass was such a great actor. This is so sad.November 27, 2016 at 10:52 pm #1201957607
Fritz Weaver, an actor who transmitted an air of patrician assurance in roles that took him from a regular presence in Golden Age television dramas to Broadway stardom, prominent characters in films including Fail-Safe in 1964, and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s acclaimed 1978 drama series Holocaust, died Saturday at home in Manhattan. He was 90.
In that mini-series, Weaver played Dr. Josef Weiss, a Jewish doctor sent first to the Warsaw ghetto and then to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, where he was murdered by the Nazis.
“Somebody sent us some photographs of Fritz and I the other day,” Rosemary Harris, who played his wife in the series that also starred Meryl Streep, Sam Wanamaker, Michael Moriarty and George Rose, told Deadline in a recent interview. “Oh, it all came flapping back. There’s a picture of me saying goodbye to him when he was getting on the train, and oh, it’s still painful. It filmed in Vienna and also in Berlin. And we spent a day at Mauthausen [the concentration camp in northern Austria]. George Rose and Meryl and I and Fritz, we’d all huddle together when we came back from filming and meet in the bar and just sort of sit there.”
Regarded for his ability to convey contained passion and commitment, Weaver in fact got his start in a comedy, earning a Tony Award nomination as an English butler in Enid Bagnold’s 1955 Broadway comedy of manners The Chalk Garden. From then on, he was a regular presence on Broadway and off, winning a Tony Award in 1970 for his leading performance in Child’s Play, a drama by Robert Marasco set in a Catholic boys’ school. An actor of range and subtlety, Weaver worked as comfortably in Shakespearean dramas, including the title roles in King Lear and Hamlet, as in the dramas of Arthur Miller and, later, Lanford Wilson, among others. Most recently, he had devoted himself to the development of a new play, Unexplored Interior, by the actor Jay O. Sanders (True Detective), an epic drama about the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
“Fritz was an extraordinary man and actor of great passion, elegance, broad literary reach, and impeccable craft,” Sanders told Deadline Sunday night. “Over the ten years of developing my play, in which he played Mark Twain, he would regularly call me out of the blue to check in on my progress. ‘It’s important!’ he would say…which kept me going.”
In addition to Fail-Safe, in which he played an Air Force colonel unhinged by an impending nuclear crisis, Weaver was known for Marathon Man (1976), Day Of The Dolphin (1973), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) and roles on countless prime-time television series, going back to such seminal programs as Omnibus, Playhouse 90 and The Twilight Zone.
But it was to the stage that he always returned. On Broadway, he played Sherlock Holmes in the 1965 musical Baker Street; Walter Franz in a 1979 revival of Miller’s The Price, and Deputy Governor Danforth in a 1991 revival of Miller’s The Crucible that was presented by the National Actors Theatre, the late Tony Randall’s earnest attempt to develop a theater ensemble comparable to England’s Royal Shakespeare Company. Weaver had prominent roles in two works by the late Lanford Wilson (Hot L Baltimore, Fifth Of July) — A Tale Told and, on Broadway, Angels Fall. Weaver’s last appearance on Broadway was in a 1999 revival of Jean Anouilh’s Ring Round The Moon.
Weaver’s is survived by his wife, the actress Rochelle Oliver; his daughter, Lydia Weaver; his son, Anthony; and a grandson.November 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm #1201958709
Actor Keo Woolford has passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/keo-woolford-dead-hawaii-five-0-actor-was-49-951251November 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm #1201959141
Former NBC executive Grant Tinker has passed away. http://deadline.com/2016/11/grant-tinker-dead-nbc-ceo-mary-tyler-moore-husband-1201861846/December 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm #1201960138
Actor Andrew Sachs has passed away. http://deadline.com/2016/12/fawlty-towers-star-andrew-sachs-dies-at-89-1201863257/#comment-list-wrapperDecember 2, 2016 at 9:10 pm #1201960766
Actor Don Calfa and actress Alice Drummond have passed away.