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Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo, voice of Judy Jetson, 1920 – 2016

by Dan Collinson June 13, 2016
KABC has reported that Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy Jetson on the cartoon The Jetsons died on Sunday. She was 96. She suffered from a benign but inoperable brain tumor. In addition to Judy Jetson, Waldo was the voice of Pearl Slaghoople, Wilma Flintstone’s mother on The Flintstones; Josie from Josie & the Pussycats […]
William Schallert

William Schallert, Actor, 1922 – 2016

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2016
Veteran character actor William Schallert passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 93. His career spanned for more than 6 decades, earning credits on stage, screens large and small, and in voice-over. He was born on July 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, CA, shifting his career goal from composer to actor […]

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Joe Alaskey, Actor, 1952 – 2016

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
Mark Evanier reports that veteran voice actor Joe Alaskey passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 63 due to cancer. Mr. Alaskey’s career in voiceover began as an impressionist, making his mark to replicate Jackie Gleason to fix audio in re-discovered episodes of the classic TV sitcom The Honeymooners. His impersonation eventually […]
Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda, Actor 1921-2016

by Dan Collinson January 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Abe Vigoda died on Tuesday in his home in New Jersey. He was 94. Vigoda was best known to TV audiences as Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the 70s sitcom Barney Miller from 1975-1977, and starred in the show’s spin-off, titled Fish, from 1977-1978. His other TV credits include […]

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Richard Libertini, Actor, 1933 – 2016

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2016
Actor Richard Libertini passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the age of 82 due to cancer. Mr. Libertini began his career as a member of the renowned Second City improvisational troupe before moving to roles on stage and screens large and small starting in the 1960’s. He may be best recognized as General […]
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Pat Harrington Jr., Actor, 1929-2016

by Dan Collinson January 7, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Pat Harrington Jr. died on Wednesday from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Mr. Harrington was best known as building superintendent Dwayne Flo Schneider on One Day at a Time from 1975-1984. He won a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy for his role. He also made appearances on […]

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Marty Ingels, Actor, 1936-2015

by Dan Collinson October 22, 2015
Variety reports that actor and comedian Marty Ingels died Wednesday at Tarzana Medical Center from a massive stroke. He was 79. Ingels once starred in the sitcom I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster in 1962, co-starring Addams Family star John Astin. After the show was cancelled, he made guest appearances on shows like The Dick Van Dyke […]
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Yvonne Craig, 1960’s Batgirl Actor, 1937 – 2015

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2015
Actor Yvonne Craig passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the age of 78 at her home in Pacific Palisades, CA, due to complications from cancer. In a statement on her official website, Ms. Craig’s family stated that she had been battling breast cancer for two years that had recently metastasized to her liver, […]

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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Wrestler and Actor, 1954 – 2015

by Dan Collinson August 3, 2015
Variety reports that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died on Friday of a heart attack in his home in Hollywood. He was 61. Known as the Hot Rod for his fiery Scottish temper, Piper who was born Roderick Toombs started wrestling in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and mostly wrestled in […]
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Christopher Lee, Actor, 1922 – 2015

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2015
Veteran actor Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London at the age of 93, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. The actor’s long career was most notable for his on-screen depictions of villainy, ranging from Count Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films […]