Robert Martin Culp Born: August 16, 1930 Oakland, California, United States Died: March 24, 2010 (aged 79) Los Angeles, California
Robert Culp was an American actor and scriptwriter, perhaps best known for his work in television. Culp earned an international reputation for his role as Kelly Robinson on I Spy (1965-1968), the espionage series, where he and co-star Bill Cosby played a pair of secret agents.
Culp came to national attention very early in his career as the star of the 1957-59 Western television series Trackdown in which he played Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman.
He played a murderer in three separate Columbo episodes. In 1981 he got his big break back into the television realm when he starred in The Greatest American Hero.
One of his most recent recurring roles was a part on Everybody Loves Raymond as Warren Whelan, Ray's father-in-law.
He appeared on episodes of many other television programs including a 1961 season three episode of "Bonanza" titled Broken Ballad, as well as The Golden Girls, The Nanny, The Girls Next Door and Wings.
Death of Robert Culp Culp died on March 24, 2010 after a fall that took place outside his Los Angeles home. Robert Culp was 79 years old at the time of his dealth.
Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. Born: August 16, 1924 Fort Worth, Texas, United States Died: March 18, 2010 (aged 85) California, United States
Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his 1950s portrayals of Davy Crockett for Walt Disney and of Daniel Boone in the late 1960s. He was also known as a wine maker and resort owner-operator.
Death of Fess Parker Fess Parker died of complications from old age. Fess Parker was 85 years old at the time of his death.
Davy Crockett - "Old Betsy" - Song performed by Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen (Disneyland Opening Day)
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Fess Parker Filmography
* Harvey (1950) * No Room for the Groom (1952) * Untamed Frontier (1952) * Springfield Rifle (1952) * Take Me to Town (1953) * The Kid from Left Field (1953) * Island in the Sky (1953) * Thunder Over the Plains (1953) * Dragonfly Squadron (1954) * Them! (1954) * The Bounty Hunter (1954) * Battle Cry (1955) * Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) * The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) * Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) * Westward Ho, The Wagons! (1956) * Old Yeller (1957) * The Light in the Forest (1958) * The Hangman (1959) * Alias Jesse James (1959) * The Jayhawkers! (1959) * Hell Is for Heroes (1962) * Smoky (1966) * Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider (1966)
* City Detective, (1 episode, 1955) * Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962-1963) * Daniel Boone (lead cast member from 1964-1970, with Ed Ames, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, and Veronica Cartwright) * Climb an Angry Mountain (1972) * The Fess Parker Show (1974) (unsold pilot)
William Alexander Chilton Born: December 28, 1950, Memphis, Tennessee Died: March 17, 2010, New Oleans, (aged 59)
Alex Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his work with the pop-music bands the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields.
Death of Alex Chilton: Chilton was taken to hospital in New Orleans on March 17, 2010, complaining of health problems, and died the same day of a suspected heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Laura and son, Timothy.
Born: Peter Aurness March 18, 1926 Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: March 14, 2010 (aged 83) Pacific Palisades, California
Peter Graves was an American film and television actor. He was known for his starring role in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973, and its revival, from 1988 to 1990. He was the younger brother of character actor James Arness.
Death of Peter Graves Graves died on March 14, 2010, just four days prior to his 84th birthday. He collapsed outside his home in Pacific Palisades, shortly after returning from a Sunday brunch with his family. His daughter tried to revive him, but failed. According to Graves' business manager, Graves died of a heart attack
Awards Peter Graves won a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding informational series in 1997 as host of A&E Biography
Hollywood Walk of Fame Peter Graves' star was added just 5 months before his death
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Peter Grave Filmography
* Winning Your Wings (1942) (short subject) * Up Front (1951) * Fort Defiance (1951) * The Congregation (1952) * Red Planet Mars (1952) * Stalag 17 (1953) * War Paint (1953) * East of Sumatra (1953) * Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) * Killers from Space (1954) * The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) * The Raid (1954) * Black Tuesday (1954) * Fort Yuma (1955) * The Long Gray Line (1955) * Robbers' Roost (1955) * Wichita (1955) * The Naked Street (1955) * The Night of the Hunter (1955) * The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) * It Conquered the World (1956) * Hold Back the Night (1956) * Canyon River (1956) * Beginning of the End (1957) * Bayou (1957) * Death in Small Doses (1957)
* Wolf Larsen (1958) * A Stranger in My Arms (1959) * A Rage to Live (1965) * Texas Across the River (1966) * The Ballad of Josie (1967) * Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob (1968) (compilation of episodes released to European theaters) * Sergeant Ryker (1968) * The Five Man Army (1969) * Where Have All The People Gone? (1974) (TV movie) * Scream of the Wolf (1974) * Sidecar Racers (1975) * The Mysterious Monsters (1976) (documentary) (narrator) * High Seas Hijack (1978) (in English version) * The Clonus Horror (1979) * Survival Run (1980) * Airplane! (1980) * The Guns and the Fury (1981) * Savannah Smiles (1982) * Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) * The Winds of War (1983) * Number One with a Bullet (1987) * War and Remembrance (1988) * Addams Family Values (1993) * House on Haunted Hill (1999) * Men in Black II (2002) * Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Merlin Jay Olsen Born September 15, 1940 Logan, Utah Died March 10, 2010 (aged 69) Duarte, California
Merlin Olsen was a former American football player in the National Football League and an actor. He played his entire 15-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 14 of those seasons, a current record shared with Bruce Matthews. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame. As an actor he portrayed Jonathan Garvey on Little House on the Prairie. After leaving that series, he starred in his own NBC drama, Father Murphy, playing the title role of a traveling priest.
NFL Career Olsen played professionally (from 1962 to 1976) for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. A leading defensive star of his era, he missed only two games in his 15-season NFL career. He was named the NFL's Rookie of the Year in 1962 and was First-team All-Pro in 1964, and 1966 through 1970. He was voted Second-team All-Pro in 1965, 1973 and 1974.
Acting Career He also enjoyed success as an actor. When Little House on the Prairie actor Victor French left to star in his own comedy Carter Country in 1977, Olsen was tapped to play Michael Landon's new sidekick Jonathan Garvey for several years. One memorable quote from Merlin during the series, "I don't know nothin' bout football!" was when Charles and Jonathan were to coach a boys football team. A couple of years later, Landon cast Olsen as the eponymous Father Murphy.
Illness and Death of Merlin Olsen Merlin Olsen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009 and underwent three courses of chemotherapy. In January 2010 he filed a lawsuit against NBC Studios, NBC Universal, and 20th Century Fox for exposing him to asbestos. Merlin's brother Orrin Olsen announced that he died on March 11, 2010, aged 69, following Merlin's brief battle with cancer.
Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 - March 10, 2010) Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Died: North Hollywood, California (38)
Corey Haim was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred or co-starred in a number of films such as Lucas, Murphy's Romance, The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream. Most notably, he collaborated numerous times with Corey Feldman, the pair being dubbed "The Two Coreys". Haim and Feldman starred in a TV 'reality' show titled The Two Coreys, which aired on the A&E Network from 2007 to 2008.
Corey Haim filed for bankruptcy in 1997.
In the 2000s, Corey Haims spent time in rehab for addiction (Valium & etc.)
Corey Haim was living with his mother in the apartment.
His partner & friend Corey Feldman once refused to have contacts with Haim until he recovered from his addiction.
Death of Corey Haim Corey Haim was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California and pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. Cory Haim was 38 years old at the time of his death. Preliminary cause of death was accidental drug overdose. (Keep reading below) * On May 4, 2010, the L.A. County Coroner's office autopsy report revealed that Haim died of diffuse alveolar damage and pneumonia, together with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary arteriosclerosis, ruled a natural death. As to speculation about whether drugs were involved, the Coroner stated: "the toxicology report revealed no significant contributing factor."
Corey Haim in Lost Boys
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Cory Haim's Filmography
* The Edison Twins (1982) (TV) * Firstborn (1984) * Secret Admirer (1985) * Silver Bullet (1985) * A Time to Live (1985) (TV) * Murphy's Romance (1985) * Lucas (1986) * Roomies (1987) (TV) * The Lost Boys (1987) * Watchers (1988) * License to Drive (1988) * Dream a Little Dream (1989) * The Dream Machine (1990) * Fast Getaway (1991) * Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991) * Oh, What a Night (1992) * The Double 0 Kid (1992) * Blown Away (1992) * Double Switch (1993) (VG) * Anything for Love (1993) * Fast Getaway II (1994) * National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994) * Dream a Little Dream 2 (1995) * Life 101 (1995) * Snowboard Academy (1996) * Shooter on the Side (1996) * Fever Lake (1996) (V) * Demolition High (1996) * Busted (1996) * Never Too Late (1997) * Demolition University (1997) (V) * Merlin (1998) (TV) * Without Malice (2000) (TV) * The Back Lot Murders (2002) * Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) * Universal Groove (2007) * Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) * Crank: High Voltage (2009) * Shark City (2009) * Terminal Hotel (2009) * American Sunset (2009) * Trade In (2009) * The Girl (2010) * The Pick Up (2010) * SAD (Standard American Diet)
Nan Martin Born: Decatur, Illinois, U.S. Died: Malibu, California, U.S. (82 years old)
Nan Martin (July 15, 1927 – March 4, 2010) was an American actress who starred in movies and on television.
Born in Decatur, Illinois and raised in Santa Monica, California, her first film role was The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956). Her other film roles included The Mugger (1958), Doctor Detroit (1983), All of Me (1984), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) where she played the role of Amanda Krueger, the mother of killer Freddy Krueger. Her last film role is in 2005's Thicker than Water.
Martin starred on Mr. Sunshine. Her other well known roles were in the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds and on the soap opera Santa Barbara. She had a recurring role on the ABC hit TV series The Drew Carey Show as Mrs. Lauder. She made many guest appearances on various television series, some of those appearances range from Ben Casey, The Untouchables, The Twilight Zone, and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Victoria Miller in the season 1 episode "Haven", and she played Rose, the secretary of murderer Alex Brady in the Columbo television movie, Murder, Smoke and Shadows.
She appeared on two episodes of The Golden Girls: first as the mean-spirited and nasty Frieda Claxton, who was told to drop dead by Rose Nylund, which she did. She also portrayed Philomena, a friend of Sophia Petrillo's from Sicily, who claimed that Dorothy was really her daughter and not Sophia's.
Death of Nan Martin Nan Martin died of complications of emphysema. Nan Martin was 82 years old at the time of her death.
Nan Martin on Drew Carey Show as Mrs. Lauder (Boss) (first 1 minute)
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