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On 22/12/2018 at 08:28, MadMac said:

I note mention of Soap earlier, which got me wondering how many of the cast are still with us. Billy Crystal and ?

Katherine Helmond, Ted Wass, Jennifer Salt, Jimmy Baio, Diana Canova and Jay Johnson all appeared in at least 60 of the show's 88 episodes and are all among the living, in addition to Mr. Crystal.

 

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On 30/12/2018 at 07:08, MalePoster said:

Max Wright from "ALF" looks like he died years ago when you google his picture

Not good :blink:.  A few factors at play.  Wright's last TV/movie acting credit is 2005, though he's had at least one more recent theatrical credit.  He's had issues with the bottle, including two arrests.  Became a widower in 2017 after 52 years of marriage.  As for his most famous role, both actress Anne Schedeen (who played his TV wife) and he have not-so-fond memories of the show.  Her IMDB bio says the long days and difficult personalities of (unnamed) co-stars was to blame, his is nonspecific and only indicates he hated working on the set. 

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On 18/08/2015 at 21:53, Sir Creep said:

SANFORD & SON CAST AND PRODUCTION CREW (Living as of 18 Aug 2015) -- (**Updated 03 Jan 2019**)

 

Writers: Norman Lear 27 Jul 1922

  Alan Simpson 27 Nov 1929

              Ray Galton 17 Jul 1930 (Died 5 Oct 2018)

 

Producers: Bud Yorkin 22 Feb 1926 (DEAD 8-18-2015, moments after I originally posted this)

Norman Hopps 1929

Bernie Ornstein 05 Feb 1931

Saul Turteltaub 1932

 

Editors: Chuck Droege ?

Dick King ?

Stowell Werden ?

Bob Veatch ?

 

Music: Tommy Morgan 14 Mar 1932 (Harmonica player)

Quincy Jones 14 Mar 1933 (Composer theme song)

 

Casting: Jane Murray ?

 

Costume: Rita Riggs 02 Sept 1930 (Died 5 Jun 2017)

 

Camera; Reed Howard ? (I think Ron’s brother, won an Emmy)

Roy Holm ? (Won an Emmy) (This FB page indicates he's been dead since at least 12/2014)

 

Sound: Ernie Dellutri ?

 

 

CAST: (in order of birth, not appearances – importance players noted though)

Dap Sugar Willie 23 Jan 1916 (Comedian) ** Reports both alive and dead, all with different birthdays.  Probably dead, b. 1934 or so.

Prince Spencer 03 Oct 1917 (in Harlem Nights 1989) (already dead 30 Oct 2015)

Norma Miller 02 Dec 1919 ('Queen of Swing'; comedian/choreographer)

Herbert Ellis (Siegel) 17 Jan 1921 (collaborations with Jack Webb) (Died 26 Dec 2018)

Leo G. Morrell 16 Sept 1921

Adrian Ricard 07 Aug 1924 (acting in 2004 I Robot) (Died 29 Dec 2016)

Noel De Souza 27 Dec 1925 (attended 2014 Golden Globes)

Harry Basch 16 Jan 1926

Bill Henderson 19 Mar 1926 (Died 3 Apr 2016)

Don Rickles 08 May 1926 (Comedian) (Died 6 Apr 2017)

Robert Guillaume 30 Nov 1927 (Benson on Benson) (Died 24 Oct 2017)

Larry Wilde 06 Feb 1928

Rudy Challenger 02 Oct 1928 (in Harlem Nights 1989)

Raymond Allen 05 Mar 1929 (Officer Woody)

Corinne Conley 23 May 1929 (Voice of Doll in Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer, Days of Our Lives, etc)

Chuck Barris 03 Jun 1929 (Gong Show) (Died 21 Mar 2017)

Lee Weaver 10 Apr 1930

Lynn Hamilton 25 Apr 1930 (Donna, Fred Sanford’s GF)

Ronnell Bright 03 Jul 1930

David Huddleston 17 Sept 1930 (Died 2 Aug 2016)

Marguerite Ray 18 Mar 1931 (Days of Our Lives, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie)

Della Reese 06 Jul 1931 (Died 19 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Schell 23 Dec 1931

Robert Mandan 02 Feb 1932 (Died 29 Apr 2018)

Joseph Hoover 08 Aug 1932 (Died 19 Apr 2018)

John Barbour 24 Apr 1933

“Sweet” Dick Whittington 1934 (Famous Disc Jockey)

Maureen Arthur 15 Apr 1934

Albert Hall 10 Nov 1934

Adam Wade 17 Mar 1935

Steve Lawrence 08 Jul 1935 (Famous Singer)

Carol Arthur 04 Aug 1935 (Dom Deluise’s wife)

Vernon Weddle 24 Aug 1935

Diane Hardin (Hill) 1936

Milton Kogan 10 Apr 1936

Miriam Colon (Valle) 20 Aug 1936 (Died 3 Mar 2017)

Tony Burton 23 Mar 1937 (Died 25 Feb 2016)

Basil Hoffman 18 Jan 1938

Nathaniel Taylor 31 Mar 1938 (Rollo, Fred Sanford’s friend)

Howard Platt 05 Jun 1938

Britt Leach 18 Jul 1938 (He’s a fat man, could go any time)

Peter Bonerz 06 Aug 1938 (on Murphy Brown)
Ketty Lester 18 Aug 1938 (sang top 5 hit ‘Love Letters’)

Ellaraino 07 Oct 1938

Hal Williams 14 Dec 1938 (Officer Smitty)

Roger E. Mosley 18 Dec 1938

Rik Pierce 21 Jan 1939

Emily Yancy 28 Apr 1939

Howard Storm 11 Dec 1939

John Amos 27 Dec 1939 (Father on Good Times)

(George) Howard Hesseman 27 Feb 1940

Harvey Jason 29 Feb 1940

Richard Balin 22 Apr 1940

Charles Weldon 01 Jun 1940 (Died 7 Dec 2018)

Reva Rose 30 Jul 1940

Talya Ferro 08 Aug 1940

Beverly Sanders 02 Sept 1940

Julie Payne 11 Sept 1940

(Gary) Raymond O’Keefe 15 Oct 1940

Gregory Sierra 25 Jan 1941 (Julio, Lamont’s friend)
Taurean Blacque 10 May 1941

Cal Wilson 01 Sept 1941

Mary Alice 03 Dec 1941

Annazette Chase 18 Dec 1941

Ji-Tu Cumbuka 04 Mar 1942 (Died 4 Jul 2017)

Judy Pace 15 Jun 1942

Renny Roker 06 Sept 1942

Lauren Jones 07 Sept 1942

Della Thomas 28 Feb 1943

Paula Kelly 21 Oct 1943

Jeanne Bell 23 Nov 1943 (Playboy Playmate Oct 1969)

Margaret Avery 20 Jan 1944

Dwan Smith 22 Jan 1944

Odessa Cleveland 03 Mar 1944

Savi Aberg 07 May 1944 (Name may be SIVI not Savi)

Roscoe Orman 11 Jun 1944

Cory Fischer 1945

Carol Spee 14 Mar 1945

Sarah Fankboner 17 Mar 1945

Terry Lumley 24 Mar 1945

Joan Pringle 02 Jun 1945

Ron Glass 10 Jul 1945 (on Barney Miller) (Died 25 Nov 2016)

Sherry Boucher 25 Jul 1945

Ja’Net DuBois 05 Aug 1945 (Juanita on Good Times)

George Wyner 20 Oct 1945

James A. Watson Jr. 21 Nov 1945

Rick Hunt 01 Jan 1946

Janee Michelle 12 Apr 1946

Antonio Fargas 14 Aug 1946

Demond Wilson 13 Oct 1946 (Lamont Sanford)

Nathan Jung 29 Nov 1946

Jenny Sullivan 14 Dec 1946

Stefanianna Christopherson 15 Dec 1946 (Voice of Daphne on Scooby Doo)

Paul Zegler 1947

Lillian Lehman 12 Feb 1947

Barbara Rhodes 23 Mar 1947

Gloria Delaney 15 Jun 1947 (aka De Lani)

Migdea Chinea (Varela) 05 Aug 1947

Shiela Ferguson 08 Oct 1947

Joe Morton 18 Oct 1947

Judyann Elder 1948 (First recipient of Carol Burnett Award)

Tom Scott 01 Jan 1948 (sax player)

Richard Cox 06 May 1948

Darrow Igus 12 May 1948

George Foreman 10 Jan 1949 (Heavyweight boxing champ, grillmaster)

Sandra Kerns 20 Jul 1949

Belinda Tolbert 04 Nov 1949

Marlene Clark 19 Dec 1949 (Janet Lawson, Lamont’s GF)

Stanley Bennett Clay 18 Mar 1950

Joan Prather 17 Oct 1950

Dennis Kort  (Looks 65 so, about 1950)

Kathy McKee 1951

Tina Andrews 23 Apr 1951

Jayne Kennedy 27 Oct 1951

Rosanne Katon 05 Feb 1952 (Playboy Playmate Sept 1978)

Eric Laneuville 14 Jul 1952

Ta-Tanisha 15 Jan 1953

Michael Talbott 02 Feb 1955

Haywood Nelson 25 Mar 1960 (Dwayne on What’s Happenin)

Lincoln Kilpatrick 04 Oct 1961 (Had died in 2004)

Marc Copage 21 Jun 1962

Edward Crawford 25 Nov 1962

 

 

Other cast members whose birthday I couldn’t find, but who are likely alive:

Bonnie Banfield 7 Jul 1956

Deborah Berns (played a Girl Scout in episode so b.1965 maybe)

Robin Braxton

Tifini Carson (played a Girl Scout in episode so b.1965 maybe)

Mel Carter (b. 22 Apr 1939)

June Christopher

Lee Duncan (may have been in a Star Trek episode)

Debraca Foxx (Redd Foxx’s daughter)

Cal Gibson

Will Gill Jr.

Valerie Holiday (member: The Three Degrees)

Elissa Dulce Hoopai (Hula hoop professional)

John Larroquette (comic actor but drug addict)

Peter Leeds (1917-1996 Already Died)

Larry Margo

Carl McCarthy

Margie McGlory (1925-2003 Already Died)

Danny “Big Black” Rey 1934  (jazz percussionist and actor)

George Reynolds (alive in 2010)

Joanie Rhodes (aka Joni; script supervisor, probably on set for one episode.  Likely Barbara Rhodes’ daughter (b 1947 see above))

Eduardo Ricard

Sammy Shore abt 1929  (Mitzi Shore's ex; Pauly Shore’s dad and comedian)

Kurt Taylor (1944-2012 Already Died)

Janine Williams (played a Girl Scout in episode so b.1965 maybe)

Barry Wright

 

Other cast members whose birthday I couldn’t find and are older or no info

Billy Allyn 21 Sept 1932

Ernest Anderson (1915-2011; Already Died)

Brunetta Barnett

Casey Brown 30 Mar 1956

Tommy Butler (still acting 2017)

Manuel Carrasco

Jim Cato (standup comic, may have died 1996?)

Cathy Cooper

Skip Cunningham

Juan DeCarlos

Tina Dixon

Ann Driscoll

Helen Funai

Angela E. Gibbs

Bob Goldstein

Bob Gordon

Al Hansen

Dilart Heyson

Elma V. Jackson

Robin James II

Pamela Jones

Buddy Kennedy

John Kirby

Tracee Lyles

Arthur Matthews

Kenneth Menard

Sarah Jane Miller

Robert Munk

Susan Newmark

Ray Oliver

Ed Perry

Gladys Perry

Tangerine Sublett (greatest name ever) Legacy has that name dying in 2006.  Can't be two.

Jackie Toles

Dave Turner

Hugh Van Putten (karate instructor)

Shirley Washington

Al Williams (one of the Four Step Brothers - 1909-1981, Already Died)

Kimberly Zuckert



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Kaye Ballard, one of the stars in The Patty Duke Show, The Doris Day Show, The Mothers-in-law, Alice and Daddy Dearest has passed away.

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Lisa Seagram dead aged 82.

 

Was in shitloads like Batman, Beverly Hillbillies etc.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6751087/Brooklyn-born-actress-Lisa-Seagram-died-aged-82-nine-year-battle-dementia.html

 

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On 19/08/2015 at 03:53, Sir Creep said:

SANFORD & SON CAST AND PRODUCTION CREW (Living as of 8-18-2015)

 

[snip]

 

CAST: (in order of birth, not appearances – importance players noted though)

Dap Sugar Willie 23 Jan 1916 (Comedian) ** Reports both alive and dead, all with different birthdays.  Probably dead, b. 1934 or so.

Prince Spencer 03 Oct 1917 (in Harlem Nights 1989) (already dead 30 Oct 2015)

Norma Miller 02 Dec 1919 ('Queen of Swing'; comedian/choreographer)

Herbert Ellis (Siegel) 17 Jan 1921 (collaborations with Jack Webb) (Died 26 Dec 2018)

Leo G. Morrell 16 Sept 1921

Adrian Ricard 07 Aug 1924 (acting in 2004 I Robot) (Died 29 Dec 2016)

Noel De Souza 27 Dec 1925 (attended 2014 Golden Globes)

Harry Basch 16 Jan 1926

Bill Henderson 19 Mar 1926 (Died 3 Apr 2016)

Don Rickles 08 May 1926 (Comedian) (Died 6 Apr 2017)

Robert Guillaume 30 Nov 1927 (Benson on Benson) (Died 24 Oct 2017)

Larry Wilde 06 Feb 1928

Rudy Challenger 02 Oct 1928 (in Harlem Nights 1989)

Raymond Allen 05 Mar 1929 (Officer Woody)

Corinne Conley 23 May 1929 (Voice of Doll in Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer, Days of Our Lives, etc)

Chuck Barris 03 Jun 1929 (Gong Show) (Died 21 Mar 2017)

Lee Weaver 10 Apr 1930

Lynn Hamilton 25 Apr 1930 (Donna, Fred Sanford’s GF)

Ronnell Bright 03 Jul 1930

David Huddleston 17 Sept 1930 (Died 2 Aug 2016)

Marguerite Ray 18 Mar 1931 (Days of Our Lives, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie)

Della Reese 06 Jul 1931 (Died 19 Nov 2017)

Ronnie Schell 23 Dec 1931

Robert Mandan 02 Feb 1932 (Died 29 Apr 2018)

Joseph Hoover 08 Aug 1932 (Died 19 Apr 2018)

John Barbour 24 Apr 1933

“Sweet” Dick Whittington 1934 (Famous Disc Jockey)

Maureen Arthur 15 Apr 1934

Albert Hall 10 Nov 1934

Adam Wade 17 Mar 1935

Steve Lawrence 08 Jul 1935 (Famous Singer)

Carol Arthur 04 Aug 1935 (Dom Deluise’s wife)

Vernon Weddle 24 Aug 1935

Diane Hardin (Hill) 1936

Milton Kogan 10 Apr 1936

Miriam Colon (Valle) 20 Aug 1936 (Died 3 Mar 2017)

Tony Burton 23 Mar 1937 (Died 25 Feb 2016)

Basil Hoffman 18 Jan 1938

Nathaniel Taylor 31 Mar 1938 (Rollo, Fred Sanford’s friend) <----------dead

[snip]

 

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7 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Katherine Helmond, best known for her long-running roles on the sitcoms 'Soap' and 'Who's the Boss', has died.  She was 89.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-katherine-helmond-dead-aged-14074741?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Straight to QO as it was with Robert Guillaume.

 

Feel sorry for Robert Mandan...totally blanked, or is this the point the UK press actually mention him?

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19 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Straight to QO as it was with Robert Guillaume.

 

Feel sorry for Robert Mandan...totally blanked, or is this the point the UK press actually mention him?

Mandan had the misfortune, so to speak, of not having his death announced until months later. By then, I guess the press didn't care.

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40 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Straight to QO as it was with Robert Guillaume.

 

Feel sorry for Robert Mandan...totally blanked, or is this the point the UK press actually mention him?

Even got a Breaking News tweet from the Mirror.

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On 18/08/2015 at 22:53, Sir Creep said:

SANFORD & SON CAST AND PRODUCTION CREW (Living as of 8-18-2015)

 

Leo G. Morrell 16 Sept 1921

Despite the fact IMDB still has him as living, it appears Leo G. Morrell actually died about a month before you posted this list.

 

https://www.mylife.com/leo-morrell/e613539901026

 

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So I found out tonight that 2 of the main cast in Soap died in t he last year ie Robert Mandan and now Katherine Helmond, following on from Robert Guillame just over a  year ago. Have fond memories of watching that show every week, even though I didn't fully follow the plot . 

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7 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Despite the fact IMDB still has him as living, it appears Leo G. Morrell actually died about a month before you posted this list.

 

https://www.mylife.com/leo-morrell/e613539901026

 

Certainly IMDb is where I did most of my ‘research’ with some google follow up when the former failed me.  Thanks!

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3 hours ago, CastAway said:

Luke Perry dead:

 

 

Sad and shocking news.R.I.P 

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A week after Perry, another 90210 actor died.  Jed  Allen, who played Steve Sanders' dad, died aged 84.

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Georgia Engel, who played Georgette Franklin...later Georgette Baxter, on the Mary Tyler Moore show, has died.  She was 70.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.html

 

 

Looks like we should have chosen her as the MTM Show co-star to go this year instead of Valerie Harper, Betty White, and Ed Asner. Besides them 3, Gavin MacLeod is the only other co-star left.

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2 minutes ago, markb4 said:

 

Looks like we should have chosen her as the MTM Show co-star to go this year instead of Valerie Harper, Betty White, and Ed Asner. Besides them 3, Gavin MacLeod is the only other co-star left.

Cloris Leachman also still alive.  Only Ted Knight, Mary Tyler Moore and now Georgia Engel have passed.

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15 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Cloris Leachman also still alive.  Only Ted Knight, Mary Tyler Moore and now Georgia Engel have passed.

 

I could have sworn I mentioned her too. Thanks for letting me know!

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Georgia Engel is dead? Georgia by far the youngest MTM star Engel?

 

That's actually fucking crazy. Never in a million years would I have thought she'd be the next one to die!

 

Betty White and Cloris Leachman are both ancient. 

Ed Asner is a fat old Jew.

Valerie Harper has been outliving her lung cancer prognosis by a gazillion years and counting.

And Gavin MacLeod's old and out of the spotlight.

 

And - fuck me - you're saying that spry, young, "only" 70-year-old Georgia Engel was the first one to die out of them all?

 

I honestly believed that the 3-decade drought between Ted Knight and Mary dying would happen again with Georgia Engel outliving the rest of em all by a few decades. Goddamn.

 

Oh, and excuse my long rant. I'm just shocked.

Georgia Engel was a great, sweet actress and she will be missed.

 

Edit: Actually a unique DDP hit for my Z-Team, Belmont-Cragin Reaper. I didn't expect her to die (obviously) but that team is mostly comprised of celebs who I don't want to be DDP misses in the unlikely event that they die. 

 

Edit 2: And I see @YoungWillz just pointed out that "someone" picked her. :blush:

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4 minutes ago, RadGuy said:

Georgia Engel is dead? Georgia by far the youngest MTM star Engel?

 

That's actually fucking crazy. Never in a million years would I have thought she'd be the next one to die!

 

Betty White and Cloris Leachman are both ancient. 

Ed Asner is a fat old Jew.

Valerie Harper has been outliving her lung cancer prognosis by a gazillion years and counting.

And Gavin MacLeod's old and out of the spotlight.

 

And - fuck me - you're saying that spry, young, "only" 70-year-old Georgia Engel was the first one to die out of them all?

 

I honestly believed that the 3-decade drought between Ted Knight and Mary dying would happen again with Georgia Engel outliving the rest of em all by a few decades. Goddamn.

 

Oh, and excuse my long rant. I'm just shocked.

Georgia Engel was a great, sweet actress and she will be missed.

Well someone picked her for the DDP, and they will not be surprised by the points from the QO: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8872286/georgia-engel-dead-at-70-everybody-loves-raymond-and-the-mary-tyler-moore-show/

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