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John Gabriel, Actor on ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ Dies at 90

John Gabriel, the actor and singer who portrayed the controlling Dr. Seneca Beaulac for the first 10 years of the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope, has died. He was 90. Gabriel’s death was announced…

Ned Beatty, Acclaimed Character Actor in ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Network’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street,’ Dies at 83

Ned Beatty, who made a sparkling feature film debut in Deliverance before turning in noteworthy efforts in Nashville, Network and Homicide: Life on the Street as one of the most respected…

Ernie Lively, Actor in the ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Films, Dies at 74

Ernie Lively, whose 50-year acting career included turns in Passenger 57, The Dukes of Hazzard, Turner & Hooch and as the father of his daughter Blake Lively’s character in the two Sisterhood of the T…

Claudia Barrett, Damsel in Distress in the No-Budget Classic ‘Robot Monster,’ Dies at 91

Claudia Barrett, who was hounded by a post-apocalyptic alien dressed in a gorilla suit and diver’s helmet (complete with antenna) in the 1953 film Robot Monster, considered one of the worst…

Turner Classic Movies ‘Plot Thickens’ Podcast Takes on Lucille Ball

Fabled comedienne Lucille Ball will be the subject of the third installment of the Turner Classic Movies podcast The Plot Thickens, hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, it was announced…

Erin O’Brien, Actress in ‘Onionhead’ and ’77 Sunset Strip,’ Dies at 87

Erin O’Brien, a singer and actress who appeared with Andy Griffith in Onionhead, with Robert Stack in John Paul Jones and with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Edd Byrnes on the pilot for the swanky ABC…

Douglas S. Cramer, Exec Producer on ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Dynasty’ and ‘The Love Boat,’ Dies at 89

Douglas S. Cramer, the onetime head of Paramount Television and producing partner of Aaron Spelling who helped launch such series as Peyton Place, The Brady Bunch, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Love Boat …

Clarence Williams III, Linc on ‘The Mod Squad,’ Dies at 81

Clarence Williams III, who starred as the brooding undercover cop Lincoln Hayes on the countercultural 1968-73 ABC drama The Mod Squad, has died. He was 81. Williams died Friday in Los Angeles…

Robert Hogan, Actor on ‘Peyton Place,’ ‘The Wire’ and Tons More TV Shows, Dies at 87

Robert Hogan, the familiar New York actor who made a six-decade career out of popping up on television shows including Hogan’s Heroes, whose main character was named after him, has died. He…

Arlene Golonka, Actress on Broadway and ‘Mayberry R.F.D.,’ Dies at 85

Arlene Golonka, the bubbly actress who starred on Broadway before working behind the counter at Boysinger's Bakery on 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Mayberry R.F.D.,' has died. She was xx.

Buddy Van Horn, Clint Eastwood’s Stunt Double and Director, Dies at 92

Buddy Van Horn, a stuntman who often doubled for Clint Eastwood and directed the actor in the films Any Which Way You Can, The Dead Pool and Pink Cadillac, died May 11,

Joe Lara, Star of ‘Tarzan: The Epic Adventures,’ Dies in Plane Crash at 58

Joe Lara, the star of TV’s Tarzan: The Epic Adventures, died Saturday with his wife and five others in the crash of a small jet near Nashville, authorities said. He was 58. A Cessna C501…