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Drama (genre)

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  • Chad Everett dies at 75; TV and movie actor

    Chad Everett dies at 75; TV and movie actor
    Chad Everett, a ruggedly handsome actor who played young Dr. Joe Gannon on the TV drama "Medical Center," has died. He was 75. Everett died Tuesday at his home in the Los Angeles area after battling lung cancer, his daughter Katherine Thorp told the...
  • Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer

    Lee Rich dies at 93; advertising executive became a top TV producer
    He was a former advertising executive who became one of television's top producers, bringing powerhouse shows such as "Dallas," "Knots Landing" and "The Waltons" into American homes in the 1970s and '80s. Lee Rich, co-founder and former president of...
  • Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

    Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'
    Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." "Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
  • Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner
    Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman'...
  • Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

    Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
    Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?” “Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
  • Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom

    Ernest Borgnine dies at 95; won Oscar for 'Marty,' showed comic side in sitcom
    Ernest Borgnine seemed born to play the heavy when he burst onto the Hollywood scene as "Fatso" Judson, a sadistic stockade sergeant who viciously beats a private to death in the 1953 movie "From Here to Eternity." But two years later came the title role...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Cady, Don Campbell, Frank Arciero, F. Herbert Bormann

    PASSINGS: Frank Cady, Don Campbell, Frank Arciero, F. Herbert Bormann
    Frank Cady Character actor was on 'Green Acres' Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction," died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., said...
  • Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films

    Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films
    Victor Spinetti, a comic actor and raconteur who won a Tony on Broadway and the adoration of Beatles fans when he appeared in three of the Fab Four's movies, died Tuesday in Monmouth, England. He was 82. The cause was cancer, said Barry Burnett, the...
  • PASSINGS: Jack Hanlon dies at 96; former child star

    Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said. "He was in good physical shape until two...
  • William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor

     William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor
    In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence....
  • Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'

    Judith Crist dies at 90; film critic 'most hated by Hollywood'
    As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood." Director Billy Wilder once joked...