EmptyLarry Hertzog, a veteran TV writer and producer who created "Nowhere Man" for then-fledgling UPN, died April 19 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 56.
Herzog worked on shows including ABC's "Hart to Hart," then joined the Stephen J. Cannell team, where he wrote and produced several series, including "Hardcastle and McCormick" and "Stingray." With Cannell, the native New Yorker co-created the Dale Robertson starrer "J.J. Starbuck" in 1987.
After stints on "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "seaQuest 2032," Herzog created "Nowhere Man" for UPN. The series starred Bruce Greenwood as a man whose identity is annulled.
Herzog went on to produce NBC's "Profiler" for two seasons before joining USA's hit "Le Femme Nikita" as its showrunner for its last three seasons. He also wrote for Fox's "24."
Joe Feeney, a Nebraska-born tenor who crooned "Danny Boy" and other standards for 25 years on "The Lawrence Welk Show," died April 16 from emphysema at a hospice in Carlsbad, Calif. He was 76.
Tim Feeney, one of Feeney's 10 children, said his father "never smoked a day in his life." The family believes he might have contracted the illness from decades of performing in smoky casinos and nightclubs.
From 1957-82, Feeney was the featured tenor on the Welk show. He also sang for five presidents at the White House and for the pope in 1975 at the Vatican, according to his Web site, and performed at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Disneyland.
Al Wilson, a soul singer-songwriter who had a number of 1970s hits including "Show and Tell," died April 21 of kidney failure at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, Calif. He was 68.
In 1966, Wilson was spotted by manager Marc Gordon, who introduced him to singer Johnny Rivers, who signed him to his Soul City label. Wilson's first single, "The Snake" in 1968, was a hit and was followed by "Do What You Gotta Do."
"Show and Tell" was released in 1973 and the next year was No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. Wilson charted with several other '70s singles, including "La La Peace Song," "I've Got a Feeling (We'll Be Seeing Each Other Again)" and "Count the Days."
Joy Page, best known for her portrayal of a Bulgarian refugee in "Casablanca," died April 19 from complications of a stroke and pneumonia in Los Angeles. A stepdaughter of legendary studio chief Jack Warner, she was 83.
In 1942, Page was a senior at Beverly Hills High when Warner Bros. acting coach Sophie Rosenstein suggested she read for the role of Annina Brandel, a bride on the run from the Nazis with her husband, played by Helmut Dantine.
Subsequent roles found her playing opposite Ronald Coleman in "Kismet" (1944) and Jose Ferrer in "The Shrike" (1955), and she was the daughter of a Mexican bullfighting coach in Budd Boetticher's "Bullfighter and the Lady" (1951). She retired from acting in 1962 after appearing in TV series including "Cheyenne" and "The Swamp Fox."
Trevor Williams, a production designer for features and television films, died of a heart attack Feb. 14 while vacationing in Devonshire, England. He was 76.
Williams, who worked in the industry for almost 50 years, was known for his designs of the films "Pretty Baby" (1978), "The Changeling" (1980), all five films in the "Police Academy" series and the TV show "Dark Shadows." He was nominated for two Emmys.