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Gary Collins, actor and TV host, dies at 74
LA Times ^

Posted on 10/13/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT by Perdogg

Gary Collins, an actor who was the longtime host of the syndicated TV show “Hour Magazine” and a former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died early Saturday in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74.

Collins died of natural causes soon after arriving at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove told the Associated Press

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: garycollins; hollywood; obituary

1 posted on 10/13/2012 1:36:26 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

RIP


2 posted on 10/13/2012 1:37:35 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Perdogg

thoughts and prayers for his family. May the angels sing him home.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 1:42:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Perdogg

Rest in peace, Gary!


4 posted on 10/13/2012 1:46:32 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Perdogg

How humbling is life? You can be a handsome (and largely talentless) Hollywood star married to an actress and beauty queen and decades later, you can die on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

It could be worse. You could be Joanie from Happy Days.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 1:47:40 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Perdogg

METV’s been running the “Sixth Sense” episodes of Night Gallery the last week or so.

As if they could see into the future.... eerie, no?

RIP


6 posted on 10/13/2012 1:51:04 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Perdogg
74 years old.

I remember when 74 sounded old.

Now it sounds middle aged.

Which must mean I know a lot of 148 year old people.

7 posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: P.O.E.

The strangest tv coincidence I ever saw involved a special BBC showing in the US of a group of Baker Street Irregulars meeting to commemorate the death of Sherlock Holmes with the guy that played Dr. Watson on the Grenada tv series. Jeremy Brett, who played Holmes in that series, died the next day.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Perdogg

Trying to remember who he was. Did he play a vampire on a soap opera my MIL used to watch?


9 posted on 10/13/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: OrangeHoof

“you can die on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.”
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When I go, I want it to be in the South. Beaufort, South Carolina would be my first choice and New Braunfels, Texas my second. Mississippi wouldn’t be bad, either.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: FrogMom

Is he the dude that played a USMC lieutenant in ate show in the late 50’s or early 60’s?


11 posted on 10/13/2012 2:04:20 PM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: N. Theknow

Aw, you know, sixty’s the new forty. :o)


12 posted on 10/13/2012 2:09:19 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: FrogMom

Nah; the vampire was Jeremy Somebodyelse. Jeremy Brett played the more realistic Sherlock Holmes; and was the best one.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 2:11:40 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: N. Theknow

LOL.


14 posted on 10/13/2012 2:12:22 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: Ax

I believe you are thinking of the actor Gary Lockwood.

Gary Collins co-starred in a TV series “The Wackest Ship in the Army.” His co-star, who I though did a fine job in the series was Jack Warden.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 2:13:43 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

Of course. Do’h! I should’ve remembered that. Thanks, MM.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Maine Mariner
Gary Collins co-starred in a TV series “The Wackiest Ship in the Army.”

Whoa..! I am old enough to remember the TV series, and also the reruns of the Jack Lemmon movie of the same name. Man, I haven't thought about 'The Wackiest Ship in the Army' in over 35 years. Yikes, what a blast from the past.

17 posted on 10/13/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Yes, I remember the movie as well-I think Ricky Nelson
was the movie equivalent of Gary Collins.
The chief petty officer was the same in both movies, a fine character actor, Klein was his last name as I recall.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 2:24:05 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Perdogg

His is a familiar face.
Married to Mary Ann Mobly, former Miss America.

19 posted on 10/13/2012 2:28:41 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: FrogMom
Your thinking of Jonathan Frid who played Barnabas Collins on the the Soap: Dark Shadows
20 posted on 10/13/2012 2:30:59 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: Perdogg

Sad. Loved him in Hangar 18. Cheesiest movie ever, but he made it worthwhile. :-)


21 posted on 10/13/2012 2:31:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Perdogg

Served in the Army, too. RIP, and thanks for your service.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 3:13:11 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Perdogg

R.I.P. There goes someone else I used to see on TV in my youth.


23 posted on 10/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: OrangeHoof
Actually Mr Collins and his wife lived in Mississippi for many years. She being a native of the state. Like Morgan Freeman, (who lives in the Mississippi Delta) when some bigot asked, "You can afford to live anywhere you want, why would you live in Clarksdale, Mississippi?" Freeman eplied "Because I can afford to live where I want to."
24 posted on 10/13/2012 3:22:06 PM PDT by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
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To: Perdogg

I recall him hosting the Miss America Pageant.

Great host and actor.

RIP.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 4:55:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: FrogMom

First face that popped into my mind was Gary Coleman!


26 posted on 10/13/2012 5:12:04 PM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Perdogg; All

RIP, Mr. Collins. He played one of Dean Martin’s co-pilots in the original “Airport” film. I also remember seeing him say that he and his wife Mary Ann were Republicans, rare for Hollywood.


27 posted on 10/14/2012 1:25:01 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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