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Welcome Back Kotter Robert HegyesActor Robert Hegyes, best known for playing Sweathog Juan Epstein on Welcome Back, Kotter, has died. The Star-Ledger reports he suffered an apparent heart attack at his New Jersey home earlier this morning. He was 60 years old.

Hegyes played Epstein on ABC’s hit sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter for all four seasons, starring alongside Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Ron Palillo, and John Travolta.

The actor said that he modeled the “Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein” character after Chico Marx, whom he later played in a national touring production of A Night With Groucho. Most of the Kotter cast reunited at last year’s TV Land Awards to celebrate the sitcom’s 35th anniversary.

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Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & LaceyOne of the first TV dramas with two female leads, this police procedural show stars Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as two very different detectives from New York. Starting out as a successful television movie in 1981 starring Daly and Loretta Swit, it was then turned into a series the following year. Swit wasn't allowed out of her contract for M*A*S*H and had to give up the role. She was initially replaced by Meg Foster, who was then replaced by Gless when CBS decided that Foster was too aggressive and looked too similar to Daly.
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