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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:53 PM

Actor, TV host Gary Collins dies at 74 in Miss.

Source: AP

Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74.

Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.

During the 1980s, Collins hosted the Miss America pageant and the television shows "Hour Magazine" for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1983 and "The Home Show."

As an actor, he appeared in numerous movies and was a fixture on television in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas including "Perry Mason," ''The Love Boat" and "Ironside," among others. He also starred in regular series including "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" and "The Iron Horse" in the 1960s and the "The Sixth Sense" in the 1970s.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/actor-tv-host-gary-collins-dies-74-miss-180634002.html



He always stuck me as an affable and likeable person.

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Reply Actor, TV host Gary Collins dies at 74 in Miss. (Original post)
Zorro Oct 2012 OP
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #1
El Supremo Oct 2012 #2
ladywnch Oct 2012 #3
area51 Oct 2012 #5
HeeBGBz Oct 2012 #4
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2012 #7
Great Caesars Ghost Oct 2012 #6
silvershadow Oct 2012 #8
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #9
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #10
tabasco Oct 2012 #11

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. RIP Mr Collins

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:18 PM

2. Jack Warden hated him.

Collins was a jerk.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. I had always liked him.

but didn't he and his wife wind up doing some kind of televangelist kinda stuff toward the end of their careers? I have vague recollections of seeing him on the 700 Club or something.......

am I misremembering?

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Response to ladywnch (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:16 AM

5. I'm not sure,

but I think I saw him in the past doing infomercials, and I heard he verbally abused his wife, Mary Ann Mobley.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:49 PM

4. Wow, I didn't know he lived here. RIP eom

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Response to HeeBGBz (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:57 AM

7. He and his wife, Mary Ann Mobley, used to come up here to NY in the summer...

They always made an appearance somewhere that made the local news. I'm also sorry for his wife. They've been together a long time.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:26 AM

6. condolences to wife Mary Ann Mobley

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 06:06 AM

8. Didn't he play in Capricorn One? Or am I thinking of someone else?

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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:19 AM

9. Some strange things were going on with him at the end of his life.

 

Wonder if he was having financial troubles



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Collins_%28actor%29

In January 2008 Collins served four days in jail in Glendale, California, for his second DUI conviction. He pleaded no contest to driving a motor home drunk after his arrest January 31, 2009, in Santa Barbara County, California. He was sentenced to 120 days "home detention" according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's spokesperson. His blood alcohol content was measured at .29, more than 3 times the legal limit.

In November 2010 Collins was charged with a misdemeanor for leaving the scene of an accident in Jackson, Mississippi. He was fined $500.

On January 5, 2011, Collins was charged with defrauding an innkeeper, a felony, in Harrison County, Mississippi, for allegedly failing to pay his bill at Jazzeppi's Restaurant, according to a statement released by the Biloxi Police Department. He paid a $500 fine two weeks later and did not appear in court.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 07:35 AM

10. R.I.P. to one of the best recognized character actors

around during the TV "guest star" heydays of the '70s.

I was so shocked to see this news yesterday. He will be sorely missed.

R.I.P.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 08:24 AM

11. He's one of the TV hosts who didn't make me heave

He seemed like a nice guy.

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