Celebrity Death Thread 2021

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Williams played Lincoln "Linc" Hayes in 123 episodes of the 1968-73 ABC series The Mod Squad and appeared in multiple episodes of T.J. Hooker, Twin Peaks, Nasty Boys and Judging Amy. He played Prince's father in the 1984 movie Purple Rain. Clarence Williams, his grandfather, was a jazz pianist who co-wrote Sugar Blues and Baby Won't You Please Come Home.

 

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Cramer also served as executive producer of Bridget Loves Bernie, The San Pedro Beach Bums, The Colbys, Hotel, Strike Force, Vega$, Aloha Paradise, B.A.D. Cats, Finder Of Lost Loves, Matt Houston, Glitter, Nightingales, Hollywood Beat and Life With Lucy.

Douglas S. Cramer, executive producer on Wonder Woman, Dynasty and The Love Boat, dies at 89
The TV mogul also worked on Peyton Place, The Brady Bunch and Batman before partnering with Aaron Spelling.

 

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Lively appeared in more than 100 movies, TV movies and television series including Shocker, Ghost Chase, Secret Admirer, American Pie 2, Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, The Perfect Game, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot, five episodes of The Dukes Of Hazzard, five episodes of Murder She Wrote, four episodes of Falcon Crest and three episodes of The West Wing.

Ernie Lively, actor in two Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants films, dies at 74
Five of his children followed him into acting: Lori, Jason, Robyn, Eric and Blake.

 

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Ambrosia formed in 1970 in Los Angeles. Lewis was the band's keyboardist from 1978 to 1982 and from 2005 to 2009. Ambrosia's hits include How Much I Feel, Biggest Part Of Me, You're The Only Woman and Holdin' On To Yesterday.

 

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In his 14-year major-league career, Grant pitched for the Indians, Twins, Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals, Athletics and Pirates and finished with a record of 145-119 and a 3.63 earned run average. He was an All-Star in 1963 and 1965. A mudcat is a flathead catfish, pylodictis olivaris. Grant, who was born in Lacoochee, Florida, told the St. Cloud Times how he got his nickname: “In those days, they thought all black folk was from Mississippi. They started calling me Mississippi Mudcat."

 
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Third. I loved Beatty's 1977-78 series Szysznyk in which he played an ex-Marine who is supervisor of an inner-city playground. It lasted only 15 episodes because CBS put it on opposite ABC's Eight Is Enough. Here is a promo for an episode starring Reggie Jackson:


 

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Gabriel played Dr. Seneca Beaulac in 757 episodes of Ryan's Hope, 1975-89, and appeared in multiple episodes of Generations, Loving, African Patrol, Hawaiian Eye, Kate & Allie, The Untouchables, 77 Sunset Strip and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.