Notable deaths of 2012: Classic television
Larry Hagman, who became a television star in the 1960s starring in the sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie,” died Friday at a Dallas hospital, said a spokesman for actress Linda Gray, his longtime co-star on “Dallas.” He was 81.
Full story: Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV’s J.R. Ewing | PHOTOS: Larry Hagman | 1931-2012 (Associated Press / Getty Images)
Ron Palillo, an actor whose signature role was Arnold Horshack (above, third from left), a teenager with an infectious laugh in the 1970s TV sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Aug. 14, 2012. He was 63.
Photos | ‘Welcome Back Kotter’: Where are they now? | Notable deaths of 2011 (Kathy Bates / Handout; Nina Prommer / EPA)
Doris Singleton, an actress who played one of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo’s neighbors on “I Love Lucy,” died June 26. She was 92. (Valerie Macon / Getty Images)
Dick Clark, the youthful-looking television personality who introduced rock ‘n’ roll to much of the nation on “American Bandstand” and for four decades was the first and last voice many Americans heard each year with his New Year’s Eve countdowns, died on April 19. He was 82.
Clark died after suffering a heart attack following an outpatient procedure at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.Full obituary | Stars react | Appreciation
Notable deaths of 2011 (Kevork Djansezian / Associated Press)
Don Cornelius created “Soul Train,” a groundbreaking show that helped bring black music, dance, fashion and style to mainstream America. In the process of presenting the soul, funk and R&B of the day, the Afro-haired, dapper Cornelius became a TV icon, his sonorous baritone welcoming viewers to “the hippest trip in America.” He was 75. Full obituary | Photos
Notable deaths of 2011 (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)