Andy Griffith was buried within five hours of his death
Andrew Samuel "Andy" Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film, A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960–68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986–95 legal drama, Matlock.
Andy Griffith cause of death Andy Griffith had a cardiac ailment, but official cause of death is not known. Andy Griffith died around 7 AM EDT on July 3, 2012 at his home on Roanoke Island in Dare County, North Carolina. At the request of his family, he was buried on his property on Roanoke Island within five hours of his death Andy Griffith was 86 years old at the time of his death.
Andy Griffith and Ron Howard
Silhouettes - Andy Griffith PLUS Silhouettes - The Rays
Andy Griffith discusses the character of Ben Matlock
John Rich (July 6, 1925 – January 29, 2012) was a film and television director. He directed such television shows as Where's Raymond?, Mister Ed, The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, Benson, The Brady Bunch, Bonanza, The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone, Murphy Brown, and Gilligan's Island.
His feature film credits include Wives and Lovers, Boeing Boeing, Roustabout and Easy Come, Easy Go (the latter two starring Elvis Presley). He also participated in the live telecast of the opening day ceremonies of Disneyland in 1955. He won an Emmy for The Dick Van Dyke Show, two Emmys for All in the Family, and two Golden Globes for All in the Family.
In the 1980s Rich and Henry Winkler formed a production company called Henry Winkler/John Rich Productions and together they produced MacGyver for Paramount Television.
John Rich cause of death John Rich died of heart failure. John Rich was 86 years old at the time of his death
John Rich directed this famous episode of All in the family Sammy Davis Jr. Kissing Archie Bunker
Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name, including 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982), all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director.
Sidney Lumet Cause of Death Sidney Lumet died of lymphoma (form of Cancer) Sidney Lumet was 86 years old at the time of his death
Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924 — January 10, 2011) was a singer of American popular music and country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.
Recording career Whiting's first recordings were as featured singer with various orchestras:
Television career Margaret and Barbara Whiting starred as themselves in the situation comedy Those Whiting Girls. The show, produced by Desilu Productions, aired on CBS as a summer replacement series (in place of I Love Lucy) between July, 1955 and September, 1957.
Death of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting died in 2011, aged 86, from natural causes at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, New Jersey.
Margaret Whiting: "My Foolish Heart"
Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - Baby Its Cold Outside
Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 — December 26, 2010) was the real-life model for the World War II era We Can Do It posters, an embodiment of the iconic World War II character Rosie the Riveter.
Because the We Can Do It poster was created for an internal Westinghouse project, it did not become widely known until the 1980s, when it began to be used by advocates of women's equality in the workplace.
In 1942 Geraldine found work as a metal presser in a Michigan factory. (As men started enlisting and being drafted into military service for World War II, women began to support the war effort by taking on roles, including factory work, that were formerly considered "male only.")
Because she was a cello player, Geraldine feared a hand injury from the metal pressing machines and soon left the factory. During the brief time she worked there a wire photographer took a picture of her. That image - re-imagined by graphic artist J. Howard Miller while working for the Westinghouse Company's War Production Coordinating Committee -- became the basis for the poster Miller created during a Westinghouse anti-absenteeism and anti-strike campaign.
Doyle didn't know she was the model for We Can Do It until 1984, when she came across the original photograph in a 1940's back issue of Modern Maturity Magazine.
Death of Geraldine Doyle Geraldine Doyle died in Lansing, Michigan, due to complications from arthritis. Geraldine Hoff Doyle was 86 years old at the time of her death.
Harold V. Goldstein (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010), best known by his stage name Harold Gould, was an American actor best known for playing Martin Morgenstern in the 1970s sitcoms Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as Miles Webber on The Golden Girls. Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 stage plays, and received Emmy Award nominations five times. He is known for playing elegant, well-dressed men, and he regularly played Jewish characters and grandfather-type figures on television and film
Gould worked steadily in television in the 1960s and early 1970s, including roles in Dennis the Menace, Dr. Kildare, Hazel, The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, The F.B.I., The Big Valley, Cannon and Mission: Impossible.
Gould played Miles Webber, the steadfast boyfriend of Rose Nylund (Betty White) on the NBC series The Golden Girls (he also played a different boyfriend of Rose's named Arnie in the show's first season). He portrayed the father of a villain called The Prankster on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and made guest appearances on television series such as Felicity, The King of Queens, Touched by an Angel, and Judging Amy. Gould's film roles in the 1990s and 2000s include appearances in Stuart Little, Patch Adams, Master of Disguise, the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, Nobody's Perfect, and Whisper of the Heart.
Death of Harold Gould Gould lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Lea. Harold Gould died from prostate cancer on September 11, 2010. He is survived by two sons, Joshua and Lowell, and a daughter, Deborah. Harold Gould was 86 years old at the time of his death.
Donald Shepard Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television news producer and executive, best known for creating 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine in 1968, which at the time of his death, was the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. Under Hewitt's leadership, 60 Minutes was the only news program ever rated the nation's top-ranked television program, an achievement it accomplished five times.
Death of Don Hewitt In March 2009, Hewitt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from which he died on August 19, 2009, at his home in Bridgehampton, New York. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Marilyn Berger, and four children
Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality. Most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's announcer on Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995, he later also became well-known as the presenter of American Family Publishers sweepstakes, which arrives unannounced at the homes of winners. He subsequently made a series of Neighborhood Watch Public Service Announcements parodying that role.
The Tonight Show McMahon and Johnny Carson first worked together as announcer and host on the daytime game show Who Do You Trust? (1957-1962). McMahon and Carson left to join The Tonight Show in 1962.
He describes what happened when the pair first met, the whole meeting being "about as exciting as watching a traffic light change".
For more than 30 years, McMahon introduced the Tonight Show with a drawn-out "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" His booming voice and constant laughter alongside the "King of Late Night" earned McMahon the nickname the Human Laugh Track and "Toymaker to the King".
Death of Ed McMahon Ed McMahon died in his sleep at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center just after midnight on June 23, 2009. Ed McMahon had a "multitude of health problems the last few months" including broken neck from a fall last year. Unconfirmed report says he also had a bone cancer. McMahon was 86 years old at the time of his death
Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009) was an American comedian, actress and singer. In an ongoing career spanning seven decades, Arthur achieved success as the title character, Maude Findlay, on the 1970s sitcom Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. Arthur won an Emmy for each of those roles.
Death of Bea Arthur
Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details ccording to
Early life Arthur was born Bernice Frankel to Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City on May 13, 1922. Her family soon moved to Maryland where her parents operated a women's clothing shop. She attended the now-defunct Blackstone College in Blackstone, Virginia where she was active in drama productions. She became a medical technologist before World War II.
Theater Arthur began her acting career as a member of an off Broadway theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in the late 1940s.
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Television credits Kraft Television Theatre (1951-1958) Studio One (1951-1953) Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope (1955) Caesar's Hour (regular performer 1954–1956) The Seven Lively Arts (1958) Omnibus (1958) Hallmark Hall of Fame (1958) The George Gobel Show (1959) The Perry Como Show (1961) All in The Family (1971 & 1972) Maude (1972–1978) The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973) The Mike Douglas Show (1974 & 1980) The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1974-1975-1976-1977-1980-1985-1986-1990) Dinah (1975 & 1976) Saturday Night Live (1976 & 1979) Cos (1976) Laugh-In (1977) CBS: On the Air (1978) The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979) The Beatrice Arthur Special (1980) Soap (1980) History of the World Part I (1981) Omnibus (1981) Nights of 100 Stars (1982) Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight (1982) Amanda's (1983) (canceled after 4 months) a.k.a. Pablo (1984) P.O.P. (1984) The Golden Girls (1985–1992) Circus of the Stars #10 (1985) NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986) Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986) Late Night with David Letterman (1986) The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986) The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (1987) This is Your Life" (1987) The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987) Comic Relief '87 (1987) Family Comedy Hour (1987) Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988) Circus of the Stars #13 (1988) Empty Nest (1989) Aspel & Company (1990) Night of 100 Stars III (1990) The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1990) Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991) The Howard Stern Show (1992) Guest Night (1992) 6th Annual Americam Comedy Awards (1992) The Golden Palace (1992) This Joint Is Jumpin' (1993) The 47th Annual Tony Awards (1993) Boulevard Bio (1993) Sean's Show (1993) Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994) Bob Hope: Happy 91st Birthday, Bob (1994) 50 Years of Funny Females (1995) The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996) Dave's World (cast member 1996 & 1997) The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1997) The RuPaul Show (1998) Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute Part 1" (1998) The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999) Beggars and Choosers (1999) The Martin Short Show (1999) So Graham Norton (2000) Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000) Malcolm in the Middle Dewey's babysitter in the season one finale (2000) E! True Hollywood Story: All in the Family (2000) Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty (2001) Futurama as "Femputer" in "Amazon Women in the Mood" (2001) Today (2001) The View (2002) CBS News Sunday Morning (2002) The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2002) Good Morning America (2002) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2002) The Big O! True West Hollywood Story (2002) TV Most Censored Moments (2002) TV Tales: The Golden Girls (2002) Open Mike with Mike Bullard (2002) Because I Said So (2002) Inside TV Land: Taboo Tv (2002) Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur (2003) TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) Rove Live (2003) Through The Keyhole (2003) Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There (2003) The Golden Girls Their Greatest Moments (2003) Today with Des and Mel (2003)*Richard and Judy (2003) The Terry and Gaby Show (2003) The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004) The Best of So Graham Norton (2004) Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics (2004) TV's Greatest Sidekicks (2004) Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005) TV Land Confidential (2005) Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's mother on the season five finale (2005) Entertainment Tonight (2006) Biography: Bea Arthur (2006) The View (2007) TV Land Confidential (2007) Entertainment Tonight (2007) Back to the Grind (2007) Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons (2007) Entertainment Tonight (2008) The 6th Annual TV Land Awards (2008) Entertainment Tonight (2008)
Theatre performances Lysistrata (1947) The Dog Beneath the Skin (1947) Yerma (1947) No Exit (1948) The Taming of the Shrew (1948) Six Characters in Search of an Author (1948) The Owl and the Pussycat (1948) Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1949) Yes is for a Very Young Man (1949) The Creditors (1949) Heartbreak House (1949) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951) Personal Appearance (1951) Candle Light (1951) Love or Money (1951) The Voice of the Turtle (1951) The New Moon (1953) The Threepenny Opera (1954) What's the Rush? (1955) Shoestring Revue (1955) Plain and Fancy (1955) Seventh Heaven (1955) Mistress of the Inn (1956) The Ziegfeld Follies (1956) Nature's Way (1957) Ulysses in Nighttown (1958) The Gay Divorcee at the Cherry Lane (1960) A Matter of Position (1962) Fiddler on the Roof (1964) Mame (1966) The Floating Lightbulb (1981) La Fille du Regiment (1994) Bermuda Avenue Triangle (1995-1996) Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (November 17, 1996) (benefit concert) After Play (1997-1998) Strike Up The Band (2000) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Westport, Connecticut (July 28-30, 2000) And Then There's Bea United States Tour (April 24, 2001 - January 13, 2002) Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in New York, New York (January 29, 2002 - April 14, 2002) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Santa Fe, New Mexico (September 24, 2002) And Then There's Bea in Melbourne, Australia (October 15-27, 2002) And Then There's Bea in Sydney, Australia (October 29 - November 10, 2002) Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in Toronto, Canada (November 20 - December 8, 2002) And Then There's Bea in Johannesburg, South Africa (August 12-24, 2003) And Then There's Bea in Cape Town, South Africa (August 26 - September 7, 2003) Bea Arthur at The Savoy in London, England (September 15 - October 18, 2003) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Los Angeles, California (January 31 - February 1, 2004) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Saugatuck, Michigan (May 22-23, 2004) A Celebration of Life in Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2004) Bea Arthur at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (August 5-8, 2004) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Provincetown, Massachusetts (August 21, 2004) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Columbus, Georgia (October 30, 2004) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Nyack, New York (March 4-6, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 17, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (April 19, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Atlantic City, New Jersey (June 3-4, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Holmdel, New Jersey (June 7, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Las Vegas, Nevada (August 27, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Hampton, Virginia (September 16-17, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Alexandria, Virginia (September 22, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Geneva, New York (September 24, 2005) Bea Arthur Back on Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York, New York (November 21, 2005) An Evening with Bea Arthur in San Francisco, California (January 7, 2006) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Salem, Oregon (January 21, 2006) Bea Arthur Back at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (February 16-19, 2006) An Evening with Bea Arthur in Scottsdale, Arizona (February 24-25, 2006) An Evening with Bea Arthur in University Park, Illinois (March 19, 2006)
Filmography That Kind of Woman (1959) Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) Mame (1974) History of the World: Part I (1981) (cameo) My First Love (1988) For Better or For Worse (1996) Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (cameo) Enemies of Laughter (2000) Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary) Broadway: Beyond The Golden Age (2009) (documentary)
Awards & Nominations
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 1989 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1988 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1987 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1986 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1978 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1976 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1975 Nominated Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for: Mame
1974 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1973 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
EMMY AWARDS 2000 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Malcolm in the Middle" For playing "Mrs. White".
1989 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1988 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1987 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1986 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1978 Nominated Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music for: "Laugh-In"
1978 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1977 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1976 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1974 Nominated Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1973 Nominated Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
Richard Blackwell (born Richard Sylvan Selzer) (August 29, 1922 - October 19, 2008) was a fashion critic, journalist, television and radio personality, artist, former child actor and former fashion designer, sometimes known just as Mr. Blackwell. He was the creator of the Ten Worst Dressed Women list, an annual awards presentation he unveiled in January of each year. He published the "Fabulous Fashion Independents" list and an annual Academy Awards fashion review, both of which receive somewhat less media attention. His longtime companion, former Beverly Hills hairdresser, Robert Spencer, managed him. He wrote two books, Mr. Blackwell: 30 Years of Fashion Fiascos and an autobiography, From Rags to Bitches.
Death of Richard Blackwell Blackwell died in Los Angeles on October 19, 2008, aged 86, of complications from an intestinal infection
Betty Hutton (born Elizabeth June Thornburg, February 26, 1921 – March 11, 2007) was an American film actress and singer.
Betty Hutton's Death Betty Hutton died of colon cancer. Betty Hutton was 86 years old at the time of her death.
Betty Hutton was scouted by orchestra leader Vincent Lopez, who gave Hutton her entry into entertainment. In 1939, she appeared in several musical shorts for Warner Bros., and appeared on Broadway in Panama Hattie and Two for the Show, both produced by Buddy DeSylva.
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