Archive for the ‘Dead Famous’ Category

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William Christopher (October 20, 1932 – December 31, 2016) was an American actor, best known for playing Father Mulcahy on the television series M*A*S*H and Private Lester Hummel on Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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Alan Willis Thicke ( Jeffrey; March 1, 1947 – December 13, 2016) was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He was best known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains, which ran for 7 seasons. His son is the singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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Was an American musician and former dramatic actor. During his long career, he has acted in numerous motion pictures and television series. He is best known for playing Stefano DiMera, a role he originated in 1982 on NBC‘s long running drama Days of Our Lives.

Mascolo died on December 8, 2016 at the age of 87 after years of battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera/Damageplan is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale August 20, 1966 – December 7, 2004

John Lennon, assassinated in NY by Mark David Chapman 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980

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Larry Drake (February 21, 1950 – March 17, 2016) was an American actor, best known as Benny Stulwicz on L.A. Law.

Drake was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Lorraine Ruth (née Burns), a homemaker, and Raymond John Drake, a drafting engineer for an oil company. He graduated from Tulsa Edison High School and the University of Oklahoma.

Drake is best known for his portrayal of developmentally disabled Benny Stulwicz on the television show L.A. Law from 1987 until the show’s end in 1994, for which he won two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards (1988, 1989). He returned to the part of Benny in L.A. Law: The Movie, a “reunion movie” that aired on NBC in 2002.

Drake appeared in numerous television and film roles, including: Time Quest, Dark Asylum, Paranoid, Bean, Overnight Delivery, The Beast, The Journey of August King, Murder in New Hampshire, Dr. Giggles,[11]Darkman,[12] Darkman II: The Return of Durant,[13] The Taming of the Shrew (1983), American Pie 2,[14] and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. He was a regular on the 1998 science fiction TV show Prey.[15] Drake provided the voice acting for Pops on Johnny Bravo. In 2007 he co-starred in the made for TV movie Gryphon, a Sci-Fi Pictures original film.