JACK MULLANEY (TICKLE ME, SPINOUT) BORN September 18, 1929 – DIED June 27, 1982 He appeared regularly as Johnny Wallace, the bellhop, in CBS's The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961). In addition to Ann Sothern, his co-stars included Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Louis Nye, and Jesse White. He also portrayed Navy Lieutenant Rex St. John in NBC's Ensign O'Toole (1962–1963), starring Dean Jones. In the 1958 film South Pacific, based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit musical, he played a character affectionately known as the "Professor". He also appeared as murderer Bert Rockwood on episode #227 of Lee Marvin's M-SQUAD titled The Vanishing Lady which first aired 4/3/1959.
He had four sons with his first wife: Christopher, Charles, Paul, and Daniel (who died in 1989).
His death, due to a stroke, occurred in Hollywood, June 27, 1982—he left no reported survivors.
HARRY MORGAN (FRANKIE & JOHNNY) BORN April 10, 1915 – DIED December 7, 2011 He was widely known for his roles as Pete Porter in both December Bride (1954–1959) and Pete and Gladys (1960–1962); Officer Bill Gannon on Dragnet(1967–1970); Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972–1974); and Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H (1975–1983) and AfterMASH (1983–1984). Additionally, Morgan appeared in more than 100 films.
|Spouse||Eileen Detchon (m.1940–1985; her death)|
(m.1986–2011; his death)
Morgan died peacefully in his sleep at 3:00 a.m. in Los Angeles, California, on December 7, 2011, at the age of 96.
CARL BETZ (SPINOUT) BORN March 9, 1921 – DIED January 18, 1978 He was an American film and television actor. A native of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Betz participated in childhood theatricals and later worked in summer stock. He graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 1939 and then served in the military. Following military service, he graduated from Carnegie Tech and made his Broadway debut in 1952. He appeared in the television soap Love of Life, but is best remembered for playing Donna Reed's TV husband Dr. Alex Stone from 1958 to 1966 in the ABC sitcom The Donna Reed Show. Between 1967 and 1969, he played defense attorney Clinton Judd in Judd for the Defense, and won an Emmy Award in 1969 for his work. He died of lung cancer.
PAT HARRINGTON, JR (EASY COME EASY GO) BORN August 13, 1929. He is an American voice, stage, and television actor most popularly known for his role as building superintendent "Schneider" on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time. In 1985, after 30 years of marriage, Harrington divorced wife Marjorie Ann Gortner. He has four children and four grandchildren.
NORMAN ROSSINGTON ( DOUBLE TROUBLE) BORN December 24, 1928 – DIED May21, 1999. He was an English actor best remembered for his roles in The Army Game, the Carry On films andthe Beatles film A Hard Day's Night.
WILL HUTCHINS (CLAMBAKE) BORN MAY 5, 1930 , he is an American actor most noted for playing the lead role of the young lawyer Tom Brewster in the Warner BrothersWestern television series Sugarfoot on ABC from 1957-1961.
BORN August 2, 1915 – DIED March 5, 1990 , he was an American film and television character actor whose credits included more than fifty feature films, a half-dozen mostly short-lived TV series, and dozens of television guest appearances. Merrill's first marriage, to Barbara Leeds in 1941, ended in divorce in 1950. He immediately married Bette Davis, his co-star from All About Eve, and adopted her daughter Barbara from a previous marriage. He and Davis adopted two more children, but divorced in 1960. Merrill died of lung cancer at Falmouth, Maine and is buried there in the Pine Grove Cemetery. During his long residence in Falmouth, Merrill received some complaints from locals due to his habit of appearing in public wearing a caftan instead of a shirt and trousers.
BILL BIXBY (CLAMBAKE AND SPEEDWAY) BORN January 22, 1934 − DIED November 21, 1993. He was an American film and television actor, director, and frequent game show panelist. His career spanned over three decades; he appeared on stage, in motion pictures and TV series. He is known for his roles as Tim O'Hara on the CBS sitcom My Favorite Martian, Tom Corbett on the ABC comedy-drama series The Courtship of Eddie's Father, and Dr. David Banner on the CBS drama series The Incredible Hulk.
Bixby was married three times. His first marriage was to actress Brenda Benet. They were married on July 4, 1971. She gave birth to their son Christopher on September 25, 1974. They divorced 1980 On March 1, 1981, Bixby's six-year-old son Christopher died suddenly of a rare throat infection. His ex-wife Brenda Benet committed suicide on April 7, 1982. In 1989, he met Laura Michaels, who had worked on the set of one of his Hulk movies. The couple married a year later in Hawaii. In early 1991, Bixby was diagnosed with prostate cancerand underwent treatment. He was divorced in the same year. In late 1992, friends introduced him to the artist Judith Kliban, , Bixby married Judith in late 1993. Bixby's cancer recurred and was diagnosed as terminal. On November 21, 1993.
BURGESS MEREDITH (STAY AWAY JOE) BORN November 16, 1907– DIED September 9, 1997 was an American actor in theatre, film, and television, who also worked as a director. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" who was "one of the most accomplished actors of the century." Meredith won several Emmys and was nominated for Academy Awards. Meredith played The Penguin in the television series Batman. His role as the Penguin was so well-received that the show's writers always had a script featuring the Penguin ready whenever Meredith was available. He played Rocky Balboa's trainer, Mickey Goldmill, in the first three Rocky films (1976, 1979 and 1982), to great acclaim. Meredith died from complications of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma on September 9, 1997.