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Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in February 2009

Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in February 2009

March 2, 2009
We lost a large number of TV show veterans in January 2009 but, thankfully, far fewer left us in February. The talented TV-related folks that left us in February include James Whitmore, One Life to Live's Phil Carey (All in the Family, Little House on the Prairie, The Bionic Woman, and Gunsmoke), Blossom Dearie (The Today Show and Schoolhouse Rock!), and Ed Cotter (Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Dear John, and Family Matters). James Whitmore, 87, died on February 6th at his Malibu, CA home. The actor was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2008. Whitmore had a long list of movie and Broadway credits but also guested on TV shows like The Practice, The White Shadow, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and most recently, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He was married several times, including to Audra Lindley (Three's Company). Whitmore was also the grandfather of recent Survivor contestant, Matty Whitmore. Phil Carey, 83, passed away on February 6th at his home in New York. The actor had also been battling lung cancer. He was best known for playing business tycoon Asa Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live soap opera for almost 30 years. A veteran of many movies, Carey also appeared on classic shows like All in the Family, Little House on the Prairie, The Bionic Woman, and Gunsmoke.
Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

February 2, 2009
Several very notable veterans of television history left us in January. They include Bernie Hamilton (Starsky and Hutch), Steven Gilborn (Ellen, The Wonder Years, Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order), Pat Hingle (Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H, and Gunsmoke), Cheryl Holdridge (The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Leave It to Beaver), Don Galloway (Ironside, General Hospital), John Hager (Hee-Haw), Harry Endo (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, PI), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Dynasty, The Colbys, Here's Lucy, and Murder, She Wrote), Gordon Mitchell (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy), Bob May (Lost in Space), and Kim Manners (Charlie's Angels, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 21 Jump Street, Baywatch, The X-Files, and Supernatural).
Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

This legendary Western drama follows Marshall Matt Dillon (James Arness) as he protects the citizens of Dodge City, Kansas during the settlement of the West. The tales first delighted audiences via radio which led to it being developed into a popular television series.
<em>Little House on the Prairie:</em> Reverend Alden Passes

Little House on the Prairie: Reverend Alden Passes

May 1, 2007
Venerable actor Dabbs Greer has passed away at the age of 90. You may not know his name but you’ve certainly seen his face dozens Read more . . .
<em>Gilligan’s Island: </em>Part 2, The Last Episode Surprise

Gilligan’s Island: Part 2, The Last Episode Surprise

February 5, 2006
Gilligan’s Island, though still hated by the critics, had respectable ratings and had been renewed for a fourth season. Gunsmoke, a venerable and once very Read more . . .

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