Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

TV and Radio Personality Gary Collins, 74, Dies
KTLA News ^ | October 13, 2012

Posted on 10/13/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT by EveningStar

BILOXI, Mississippi -- TV and radio personality Gary Collins, known for his roles in television series including "The Sixth Sense" and "Charlies Angels" has died, according to officials. He was 74.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alcoholism; garycollins; obituary
Wikipedia
1 posted on 10/13/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by EveningStar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: EveningStar
Poor guy...the latest photos I saw of him looked like he had either been in a car wreck or a bar fight.
He was in the news in South MS for walking out on a dinner tab awhile back...paid more in court fees then I am sure that bills cost him!
Does anyone know if Mary Ann still lives in MS?
2 posted on 10/13/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Jeeze, he was SO unmemorable that I never even wondered if he was still alive.

Prayers for his family
RIP


3 posted on 10/13/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; ..

Miss-Mississippi ping


4 posted on 10/13/2012 12:09:30 PM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar
Married to Miss America Mary Ann Mobley.

Gary Collins was everywhere on television in the 1970s and 1980s.

Then he just sort of disappeared.

But nobody really noticed, because Stephen Collins and Gary Cole filled the same niche in Hollywood's ecosystem.

RIP, Gary.

5 posted on 10/13/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: x

i believe he had a talk show in the 80s maybe... ?


6 posted on 10/13/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: latina4dubya

Yes,
Hour Magazine 80 to 88
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004833/


7 posted on 10/13/2012 12:34:18 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 4everontheRight

Sounds like alcohol abuse was instrumental in the quality and shortening of his life.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 12:42:55 PM PDT by nonsporting
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: latina4dubya
Hour Magazine with Gary Collins (1980-1988).

You have a good memory.

I just remember seeing him on a lot of cop shows and tv movies.

9 posted on 10/13/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 4everontheRight
paid more in court fees then I am sure that bills cost him!

So he paid the court fees, and then you were sure the bills cost him?

10 posted on 10/13/2012 12:50:12 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

RIP


11 posted on 10/13/2012 12:50:29 PM PDT by xp38
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Now the cockpit is completely empty


12 posted on 10/13/2012 1:03:20 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

TV and Radio Personality Gary Collins, 74, Dies

,p>Prayers to his Family... RIP


13 posted on 10/13/2012 1:11:12 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: x

For some odd reason i recall he and John Davidson both had talk shows back then...


14 posted on 10/13/2012 1:15:16 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

A friendly and unoffensive guy, in stark contrast to so many in tv today. RIP.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fieldmarshaldj

Ditto here...singularly pleasant TV personality, reasonably successful I thought, before he dropped off the map. RIP.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 1:52:00 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: WKB
May God bless and keep him.

I saw him and Mary Ann at one of the Miss Mississippi Pageant parades in Vicksburg. They were the most popular couple; so kind and friendly to everyone.

17 posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ExCTCitizen

You’re going to pray to his family?


18 posted on 10/13/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Does anybody remember if Gary Collins was in a vampire themed show during his TV days? For some reason, I’m thinking of the soap opera Dark Shadows.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by tob2 (A little over 1 month to election day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Were they still married?

sad life of his alcohol abuse...glad I never had that issue

skirt was my vice

cured that 16 years ago


20 posted on 10/13/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tob2
Jonathan Frid played the role of vampire Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows.

The make believe character Barnabas was not related to the real person Gary.

21 posted on 10/13/2012 8:43:15 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: EveningStar

Rest in Peace Gary Collins.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

I think Mary Ann was the first woman I ever looked at with thoughts a young man has. :>)


23 posted on 10/13/2012 9:10:07 PM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: WKB
Bless your young man's heart ...LOL. You picked a beauty!
24 posted on 10/13/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks for refreshing my memory.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 10:12:22 PM PDT by tob2 (2 1/2 weeks to election day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson