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Al Molinaro, Drive-In Owner in 'Happy Days,' Dies 96

Albert Francis "Al" Molinaro (born Umberto Francesca Molinaro; June 24, 1919 – October 30, 2015) was an American actor. He was best known for his television sitcom roles as Al Delvecchio on Happy Days and Murray Greshler on The Odd Couple. He also starred in TV commercials for On-Cor frozen dinners for 16 years.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Molinaro studied acting and was offered guest roles on TV sitcoms, including Bewitched, Get Smart, Green Acres, and That Girl.

Al Molinaro caluse of death.

Molinaro died in a Glendale, California, hospital on October 30, 2015, at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Betty and son Michael, who said his father's death was the result of complications from an infected gallbladder. Molinaro had three grandchildren.

Happy Days theme

Don Pardo, voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' dies 96

Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and television announcer whose career spanned over seven decades.

A member of the Television Hall of Fame, Pardo was noted for his 70-year tenure with NBC, working as the announcer for early incarnations of such notable shows as The Price Is Right, Jackpot, Jeopardy!, Three on a Match, Winning Streak and NBC Nightly News. His longest, and best-known, announcing gig was for NBC's Saturday Night Live, a job he held for 39 seasons, from the show's debut in 1975 until his death in 2014.

Don Pardo cause of death

Pardo died in his sleep on August 18, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 96.  Cause of death is not know.

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning actress, dies 96

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland (October 22, 1917 - December 15, 2013), known professionally as Joan Fontaine, was a British American actress. Born in Japan to British parents, de Havilland and her older sister Olivia de Havilland moved to California in 1919. Fontaine began her career on the stage in 1935 and signed a contract with RKO Pictures that same year.

In 1941, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Rebecca, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The following year, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) making Fontaine the only actor to ever win an Academy Award in a film directed by Hitchcock. Fontaine and sister de Havilland are the only siblings to have won lead acting Academy Awards. During the 1940s to the 1990s, Fontaine continued her career in roles on the stage and in radio, television and film. She released her autobiography, No Bed of Roses, in 1978. After a career spanning over 50 years, Fontaine made her last on-screen appearance in 1994.

Joan Fontaine cause of death

Fontaine lived in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California where she owned a home, Villa Fontana. It was there that she died of natural causes at the age of 96 in 2013.

Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies 96

Harry Morgan (April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor known for his roles as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H (1975–1983), Pete Porter in both Pete and Gladys (1960–1962) and December Bride (1954–1959), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967–1970), and Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972–1974). He appeared in more than 100 films.

Harry Morgan Cause of Death
Harry Morgan died after treated for Pneumonia.
Harry Morgan was 96 years old at the time of his death.

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Chicago blues great dies 96

David "Honeyboy" Edwards (June 28, 1915 – August 29, 2011) was a Delta blues guitarist and singer from the American South.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards Cause of Death
On August 29, 2011, Honeyboy Edwards died peacefully at his home of congestive heart failure at around 3 a.m.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Gamblin' Man

Hugh Martin, Composer of Meet Me in St. Louis, Dies 96

Hugh Martin (August 11, 1914 – March 11, 2011) was an American musical theatre and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. He is best known for his score for the classic 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door", The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The last of these has become a Christmas season standard in the United States and around the English-speaking world and is widely considered one of the greatest Christmas songs of all-time. Martin became a close friend of Garland and was her accompanist at many of her concert performances in the 1950s including her legendary stint at the Palace Theater.

Death of Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin died of natural causes.
Hugh Martin was 96 years old at the time of his death

JUDY GARLAND: 'THE TROLLEY SONG'.

 Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

Country Singer Doc Williams Dies 96

Doc Williams (June 26, 1914 – January 31, 2011) was an influential American country music band leader and vocalist.

Death of Doc Williams
Doc Williams died on January 31, 2011 in Wheeling, West Virginia, aged 96

 Doc Williams. Abdul Abulbul Amir

Jack LaLanne, Fitness guru, dies 96

Jack LaLanne (September 26, 1914 - January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who had been called "the godfather of fitness". He published numerous books on fitness and hosted a fitness television show between 1951 and 1985. He had four children.

LaLanne gained recognition for his success as a bodybuilder, as well as his prodigious feats of strength. He was inducted to the California Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Until his death at the age of 96, LaLanne continued to work out every morning for two hours. He spent 1½ hours in the weight room and half an hour swimming or walking. When interviewed by Katie Couric on NBC's Today show, LaLanne said his two simple rules of nutrition are: "if man made it, don't eat it", and "if it tastes good, spit it out." He often said, "I cannot afford to die, it will ruin my image."

On December 8, 2009, the 95-year-old LaLanne underwent heart valve surgery at a Los Angeles Hospital.

Death of Jack LaLanne
Jack LaLanne died on January 23, 2011 of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at his home in Morro Bay, California. He was married to Elaine LaLanne; they had two sons and a daughter.

Jack LaLanne Sings His Theme Song

 Jack Lalanne - Unhappy people

Bill Erwin, character actor, 'Seinfeld' Grumpy Old Man, dies 96

William Lindsey "Bill" Erwin (December 2, 1914 – December 29, 2010) was an American television, film, and stage actor with over 250 television and film credits. As a veteran character actor, he was widely known for his role of Sid Fields, an embittered, irascible man on Seinfeld – for which he received an Emmy nomination – as well his regular appearances in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Film
In the late 1950s, Erwin was in such pictures as "A Streetcar Named Desire" He played Jack Nicholson's father in "Cry Baby Killer,"  He would later co-star alongside Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour in the Somewhere in Time.

Erwin has appeared in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, Home Alone, and Dennis the Menace.

Television
His TV credits were even more numerous in the 1950s as he appeared in such television shows as I Love Lucy, Crusader, Trackdown, Colgate Theatre, "Perry Mason" and The Rifleman. In the 1960s, Erwin appeared in television shows such as: The Andy Griffith Show, Mister Ed, Maverick, The Twilight Zone, 87th Precinct, The Fugitive, and Mannix. Continuing his growing television stardom, Erwin, in the 1970s, was found in such television shows as: Barnaby Jones, Cannon, and Gunsmoke. Entering into the 1980s and 1990s, Erwin established his legacy on television by appearing in shows like ER, Highway to Heaven, Voyagers, Seinfeld, Dukes of Hazzard, Married With Children, Growing Pains, Full House, The Golden Girls, Moonlighting, My Name is Earl, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He had been on television continuously from 1948 to 2006.

In the Seinfeld episode ("The Old Man"), Erwin played Sid Fields ("Sid Fields" was the name of the writer for Abbott and Costello, and a person admired by Jerry Seinfeld), a member of the Foster-A-Grandpa Program. Erwin was Jerry's foster grandparent, and his aggressive character and sheer hatred for Jerry made the relationship fail. Furthermore, Erwin's character bit Kramer on the arm causing him to lose his dentures. Irwin received an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor for the role, and later reunited with Michael Richards when he guest starred on the short-lived The Michael Richards Show.

In the 2000s, Erwin appeared on Monk, The West Wing, King of Queens, Everwood and My Name Is Earl.

Death of Bill Erwin
Bill Erwin died of natural causes in Studio City.
Bill Erwin was 96 years old at the time of his death.

 "The Twilight Zone" Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
Bill Erwin as Peter Kramer (The Shop Owner? - need a fact check )

Kevin McCarthy, 'Body Snatchers', Prolific Actor, Dies 96

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Dana Wynter, Actress from 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Dies 79 (May 5, 2011)

Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American stage, film, and television actor. McCarthy has appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor.

He graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932 and attended the University of Minnesota where he participated in his first play Henry IV, Part 1 and discovered a love of acting.

Deaht of Kevin McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy died of natural causes on Saturday, September 11, 2010.
Kevin McCarthy was 96 years old at the time of his death.

Kevin McCarthy

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Dana Wynter, Actress from 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Dies 79 (May 5, 2011)

'Tenderly', 'Beyond the Sea' songwriter Jack Lawrence dies 96

Jack Lawrence (April 7, 1912 – March 15, 2009) was an American Academy Award-nominated songwriter who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Death of Jack Lawrence
Lawrence died following a fall in his home in Redding, Connecticut on March 16, 2009

One of the first major songs he wrote upon getting out of the service was "Yes, My Darling Daughter", introduced by Dinah Shore on Eddie Cantor's radio program, which was Shore's first record. Another Jack Lawrence song that introduced a new artist was "If I Didn't Care", which introduced the world to The Ink Spots. And, although Frank Sinatra was already a well-known big band singer, Lawrence's "All or Nothing at All" was Sinatra's first solo hit.

"Linda", a popular song, was written by Jack Lawrence and published in 1946. The song was actually written when Lawrence was in the service during World War II, taking its name from the then five-year-old daughter of his attorney, Lee Eastman. (His daughter was Linda Eastman, future first wife of the Beatle Paul McCartney.)

Lawrence wrote the lyrics for "Tenderly", Rosemary Clooney's trademark song (in collaboration with composer Walter Lloyd Gross), as well as the English language lyric to "Beyond the Sea" (based on Charles Trenet's French language song "La mer"), the trademark song for Bobby Darin. Another French song for which Lawrence wrote an English lyric was "La goualante de pauvre Jean", becoming "The Poor People of Paris".

Together with Richard Myers he wrote "Hold My Hand", which was nominated for the 1954 Academy Award for Best Song.

Rosemary Clooney - Tenderly - Written by Jack Lawrence
Yes, Rosemary was George Clooney's Aunt

Jane Wyatt - Three times emmy winner, Father Knows Best

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Jane WyattJane Waddington Wyatt (August 12, 1910 – October 20, 2006) was a three-time Emmy-winning American actress perhaps best known for her role as the housewife and mother on the television series Father Knows Best and as Amanda Grayson, the human mother of Spock on the science fiction television show, "Star Trek".

Death of Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt died on October 20, 2006 of natural causes at her home in Bel-Air, California. She was 96 years old.

Though one of her early suitors was John D. Rockefeller III, Wyatt was married to investment broker Edgar Bethune Wardon from November 9, 1935 until his death on November 8, 2000, just one day short of the couple's 65th wedding anniversary. The couple met in the late 1920s when both were weekend houseguests of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park. Wyatt was survived by two sons, and according to an obituary in The Washington Post, a third son died in infancy in the early 1940s.

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