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PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton
PASSINGS: Ron Palillo, Al Freeman Jr., James M. Naughton

Ron PalilloActor played Arnold Horshack on 'Kotter'Ron Palillo, 63, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack in the 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," died Tuesday of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., said his agent, Jackie Stander.Along with John Travolta's Vinnie Barbarino, Robert Hegyes' Juan Epstein and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs' Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington, Palillo's Horshack was one of the original Sweathogs in the James Buchanan High School class taught by Gabe Kaplan's Mr. Kotter.Horshack was the nasally teen who yelped "Oooh, ooh" and shot his hand skyward whenever Kotter posed a question.The show ran on ABC from 1975 to 1979. After it ended,...

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