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SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???
Sunday’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include Oscar winner Martin Landau, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and beloved film and TV star Bill Paxton. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for this past year of 2017 and the newly-started gallery for 2018.

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 60 names will also be featured in the televised tribute?

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Richard Anderson (actor)

Chuck Barris (host/executive)

Shelley Berman (actor)

Chuck Berry (singer/actor)

Joseph Bologna (actor)

Powers Boothe (actor)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Glen Campbell (singer/actor)

Bernie Casey (actor)

David Cassidy (actor/singer)

Mike Connors (actor)

Danielle Darrieux (actor
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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ Actor, Dies at 91

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Richard Anderson, ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ Actor, Dies at 91
Richard Anderson, an actor known for “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Bionic Woman,” died Thursday at age 91. His publicist confirmed the news. Anderson launched his Hollywood career with roles in such films as “Forbidden Planet” (1956) and Stanley Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” (1957). He landed recurring roles on “Perry Mason” and “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” before debuting on “The Six Million Dollar Man” in 1974 as Oscar Goldman, the boss of Steve Austin (Lee Majors). Also Read: David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: 'Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay' This would become Anderson’s signature role,
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The Top Five Jay Thomas Roles of His Career

Jay Thomas was an actor, a comedian, and even a daytime radio personality. He might not have been as recognized by the current generation largely because he was and wasn’t the same caliber of star that many would choose to follow. He was involved with a few new and up to date projects but a lot of his fame came from older sitcom and lesser known movies that helped to elevate him to stardom. He was one of the better supporting actors in the business and could always be depended on as a solid actor for nearly any role. Sadly

The Top Five Jay Thomas Roles of His Career
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Jay Thomas, ‘Cheers’ & ‘Murphy Brown’ Actor, Found Dead At 69

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Jay Thomas, Cheers and Murphy Brown actor, has died from complications with cancer. He was 69. Jay Thomas, Cheers Actor, Dead At 69 Thomas’ publicist confirmed the news. “Jay Thomas was one of the funniest and kindest men I have ahd the honor to call both client and friend for 25 years, plus,” he said. Thomas’ friend and […]

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Cartoon Brew it turns out the new animated film Leap is actually a previously internationally released animated film named Ballerina, reworked by the Weinsteins for the Us with a new voice cast. The difference: the reviews are terrible this time

Variety Orland Bloom to star in and produce an urban fantasy series called Carnival Row which has humans and mythological species interacting (sounds a smidge like the new Will Smith project Bright)

The Guardian James Cameron interview on Terminator 2. But the part that's getting quoted is his dismissal of Wonder Woman (though he says he enjoyed it)

Variety... but naturally Patty Jenkins has fired back

IndieWire lots of female directors hitting the festivals this year. Here's a list of 20

Nerdist we haven't heard anything about that ill-advised movie remake of The Birds (1963) in a while. But now there's news that another adaptation of the source novella is aiming to be
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Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story

Flashback: Jay Thomas Tells Letterman the Lone Ranger Story
The late Jay Thomas is going to be remembered for a great many things. Children of the 1980s will always see him as Carla's husband Eddie LeBec husband on Cheers. People that came of age just a bit later will remember him as kindly gym teacher Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus, while millennials will always associate him with the Easter Bunny from The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3. He was also a disc jockey in the 1970s and a SiriusXM host over the past decade.

But one
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Missing New York Talent Agent Found Dead (Report)

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Police believe that they have found the body of New York City talent agent Mark Schlegel, who disappeared earlier this month, according to NJ.com. A body believed to be Schlegel’s was found in a wooded area on Thursday. Schlegel, 57, had been missing since Aug. 13, having left his Oradell, New Jersey, home without his wallet or cell phone. Also Read: Jay Thomas, Emmy-Winning 'Cheers' and 'Murphy Brown' Actor, Dies at 69 NorthJersey.com reported that no foul play is suspected. According to law enforcement, his body, which was decomposed, appeared to have been in the area “for some time.
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David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: ‘Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay’

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David Letterman Mourns Death of Friend Jay Thomas: ‘Nobody Could Throw a Football Like Jay’
Dave Letterman is among the many Hollywood figures sharing his grief following the death of Emmy-winning actor Jay Thomas. Thomas, known for roles on “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown” and in films like “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” died Thursday after a battle with cancer. The comedian and radio personality was 69, and he is survived by his wife and three children. Thomas was a guest on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman” during every holiday season, where he and the host would take turns tossing footballs at the show’s Christmas tree in an effort to knock down a meatball resting atop the.
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Jay Thomas: ‘Murphy Brown’ Creator, Tom Arnold & Bryan Cranston Among Tributes

Jay Thomas, the comic actor and radio host who died today of cancer, was remembered by his friend, actor Tom Arnold, for “the many inappropriate laughs every time we worked together.” Arnold was one of the first in the Hollywood community to offer remembrances of the late Cheers and Murphy Brown actor. Another was Diane English, creator of Murphy Brown and its “Jerry Gold” character that won Thomas two Emmy Awards. She wrote, “He was gifted. I would have loved to write…
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'A Funny Man. A Good Man': Celebrities React to Death of Cheers & Murphy Brown Star Jay Thomas

'A Funny Man. A Good Man': Celebrities React to Death of Cheers & Murphy Brown Star Jay Thomas
Actor, comedian and radio host Jay Thomas has died at age 69 following a battle with cancer — a loss that has prompted many of Hollywood’s biggest names to fondly remember the late Cheers and Murphy Brown star.

Wrote Parks and Recreation alum Rob Lowe on Twitter Thursday, “Had the pleasure of casting and directing Jay Thomas many years ago. He was fantastic, an underrated dramatic actor. And a great guy.”

Echoed actor Tom Arnold, “I love Jay Thomas. Many unscripted inappropriate laughs everytime we worked together. My thoughts today are with his beloved family. #Rip.”

Had the pleasure of casting
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'Cheers,' 'Murphy Brown' Character Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69

'Cheers,' 'Murphy Brown' Character Actor Jay Thomas Dead at 69
Actor Jay Thomas, who won two Emmys for his guest role on Murphy Brown, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, The Daily News reports. He was 69.

In a statement, Thomas' friend and agent Don Buchwald said, "Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior." Thomas was reportedly surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Thomas amassed myriad credits over the course of his acting career, which began in the early Eighties.
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Richard Dreyfuss Calls Jay Thomas the "Rock" of 'Mr. Holland's Opus'

Richard Dreyfuss Calls Jay Thomas the
Richard Dreyfuss felt a great deal of comfort when Jay Thomas was added to the cast of Mr. Holland's Opus, calling the actor who played Coach Bill Meister "a rock." 

Thomas, known for his work in that film and also on the sitcoms Murphy Brown and Cheers, among many more TV shows and movies, died Thursday. He was 69.

Shortly after getting the news, Dreyfuss told The Hollywood Reporter he was shocked and heartbroken, as Thomas was a special person in his life. 

"He was a hell of a companion and easy to work with," Dreyfuss said. "He was light...
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From the People Archives: Jay Thomas Opens Up About Reconnecting with the Son He Placed for Adoption

From the People Archives: Jay Thomas Opens Up About Reconnecting with the Son He Placed for Adoption
Actor and comedian Jay Thomas – best known for Cheers, Murphy Brown and his iconic Late Night story about the Lone Ranger – died at the age of 69 this week. Here, People takes a look back at a 2008 story on how Thomas reconnected with his long lost son, country songwriter J.T. Harding.

On a bright afternoon last November, more than 500 people gathered in Grosse Point, Michigan, for the funeral of Larry Harding, an ad executive and father of three who was beloved for his block parties and his big laugh. The speakers included two of Larry’s sons, his best friend, his
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Murphy Brown Actor Jay Thomas Dies at 69

Murphy Brown Actor Jay Thomas Dies at 69
Murphy Brown actor Jay Thomas has died after losing his battle with cancer, TMZ reports. He was 69.

Thomas played Jerry Gold on the ‘90s sitcom and also starred in Cheers and Morky & Mindy. Most recently, the Texas native held a reoccurring role on Ray Donovan and appeared on episodes of Bones and NCIS: New Orleans. He also hosted The Jay Thomas Show on SiriusXM.

His days as a radio DJ inspired his annual appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, where Thomas would tell the story of how a young disc jockey and his older coworker captured The Lone Ranger
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Hollywood Reacts to Jay Thomas' Death

Hollywood Reacts to Jay Thomas' Death
Jay Thomas, best known for his comic roles on sitcoms Murphy Brown and Cheers, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Thomas won two Emmys for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for playing TV talk show host Jerry Gold (and Candice Bergen's on-again, off-again boyfriend) on Murphy Brown, which he appeared on from 1989-1998.

The actor and radio DJ, who most recently appeared on Showtime's Ray Donovan and an episode of NCIS: New Orleans, was also known for his frequent visits to David Letterman's Late Show. For years, Thomas appeared on the late-night talk...
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