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Grant Tinker MP (1926 - 2016)

Grant Almerin Tinker was the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. Tinker is the former husband of television actress Mary Tyler Moor...

12/6/2009 11/30/2016

Pat Weaver MP (1908 - 2002)

"Pat", "Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.", "Sylvester Laflin Weaver Jr.", "Pat Weaver", "Sylvester Barnabee Weaver", "Sylvester Barnabee"

Sylvester Barnabee "Pat" Weaver (December 21, 1908 – March 15, 2002) was an American radio advertising executive, who became president of NBC between 1953 and 1955. He has been credited with reshapin...

1/13/2009 6/6/2016

Lew Wasserman MP (1913 - 2002)

Lewis Robert "Lew" Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system in a career s...

5/15/2016 5/17/2016

Barry Charles Diller MP

New York, New York, United States

Barry Charles Diller is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. He began...

2/5/2008 3/26/2016

Larry Simon Gelbart MP (1928 - 2009)

Larry Simon Gelbart (February 25, 1928 – September 11, 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter and author. Early life Gelbart was born in Chicago to Jewish immigrants Ha...

6/25/2012 5/31/2015

Milton Berle MP (1908 - 2002)

Milton Berle (born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater (1948–55), he was the first major American televisi...

2/19/2014 4/14/2015

Fred Silverman (born September 13, 1937 in New York City) is an American television executive and producer. He worked as an executive at the CBS, ABC and NBC networks, and was responsible for bringin...

9/14/2014 4/12/2015

Leslie Roy Moonves (/ˈmuːnvɛz/; born October 6, 1949)[1] is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., ...

5/25/2014 4/12/2015

Fred Friendly MP (1915 - 1998)

"Our job is not to make up anybody’s mind, but to open minds, and to make the agony of decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking." Fred W. Friendly (1915–98) Journalist Faculty 19...

10/10/2009 4/11/2015

Michael Dammann Eisner[1] (born March 7, 1942) is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005. Contents [show] [edit]Early life Eisne...

1/8/2009 4/8/2015

David Lloyd Wolper MP (1928 - 2010)

Mr. Wolper produced hundreds of films and television shows, including the hit 1983 mini-series “The Thorn Birds,” a romantic drama set in Australia, with Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward. But the ...

2/9/2009 11/25/2014

Regis Philbin is an American media personality, actor, and singer, best known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin is often called (somewhat tongue-in-cheek and alternately attribut...

5/20/2011 11/10/2014

Carroll O'Connor MP (1924 - 2001)

en.wikipedia.... ; findagrave... ; Celebrity Tombstones... ; Carroll O'Connor 1924-2001 Theme song from "All in the Family" Boy the way Glen Miller played, songs that made the hit parade, guy...

8/9/2014 11/8/2014

Garry Marshall MP (1934 - 2016)

Garry Marshall was an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and The Odd Couple and directing Nothing In Common , Dear God , Pretty Woman , Fran...

1/27/2010 11/1/2014

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Ti...

11/4/2007 10/27/2014

Ernie Kovacs MP (1919 - 1962)

"Ernie", "Ernest"

Ernest E Kovacs California Deaths, 1940 - 1997 Birth: Jan 23 1919 - New Jersey Death: Jan 13 1962 - Los Angeles, California, USA Mother's maiden name: Chebonic -------------------------...

7/23/2011 9/8/2014

David Brinkley MP (1920 - 2003)

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top rated nig...

3/16/2012 9/7/2014

Ted Koppel MP

"Ted Koppel"

Potomac, Montgomery, MD, United States

"Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is a British American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline from the program's inception in 1980 until his retirement in...

7/24/2012 5/5/2014

Sid Caesar MP (1922 - 2014)

Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday 12 February 2014 at his...

2/12/2014 2/13/2014

William Denby "Bill" Hanna MP (1910 - 2001)

William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained mil...

4/5/2013 4/5/2013

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British actress and singer in theatre, television and films. Her career has spanned eight decades and earned an unsurpassed number of performan...

7/28/2009 12/17/2012

Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning seven decades, she is bes...

1/11/2012 10/15/2012

Aaron Spelling MP (1923 - 2006)

Recognized by "The Guinness Book of World Records" as the most prolific television producer of all time, Aaron Spelling had hits including Charlie's Angels and Beverly Hills 90210 which brought fame an...

7/12/2008 10/15/2012

Vivian Vance MP (1909 - 1979)

"Vivian Vance"

Vivian Roberta Vance (July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[1] was an American award winning television and theater actress and singer. Often referred to as “TV’s most beloved second banana,” she is best kn...

7/2/2008 10/15/2012

Andy Griffith MP (1926 - 2012)

"North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Andy Samuel Griffith, 07 Jun 1926; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, ...

12/4/2010 10/15/2012

From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha's mother-in-law on...

11/12/2008 10/15/2012

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his de...

10/15/2012 10/15/2012

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is the current anchor of ABC News' flagship program, ABC World News. Previously, Sawyer had been co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning Am...

9/11/2012 10/15/2012

Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Mor...

10/15/2012 10/15/2012

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry MP (1921 - 1991)

"The Great Bird of the Galaxy"

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the science fiction series Star Trek. f...

12/16/2009 10/15/2012

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her TV variety show, The Carol B...

3/16/2012 10/15/2012

Dick Van Dyke MP


Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppin...

10/20/2008 10/14/2012

Roone Arledge MP (1931 - 2002)

Roone Pickney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 199...

11/14/2008 10/3/2012

Dinah Shore MP (1916 - 1994)

"Dinah Shore", "Fanny", "Fannie"

Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, and television personality. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artis...

12/25/2011 3/28/2012

Steve Allen MP (1921 - 2000)

Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start...

2/15/2012 3/28/2012

Arthur "Art" Carney MP (1918 - 2003)

Over a period of close to two decades, Art Carney charmed and delighted audiences as Ed Norton, the subterranean sanitation engineer and comic foil to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, in "The Honeymoone...

12/22/2010 3/28/2012

Former television show game host Bob Barker hosted CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Trut...

11/16/2010 3/28/2012

Tom Brokaw MP

New York, NY, United States

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (/ˈbroʊkɔː/; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is ...

1/13/2009 3/28/2012

Merv Griffin MP (1925 - 2007)

"Buddy", "Merv"

Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who went on to...

7/10/2011 3/28/2012

William Shatner MP

"Bill", "Billy", "The Shat"

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Read Wikipedia Bio Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal, T.J. Hooker and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working today. His distinctive voice and cadenc...

3/20/2007 3/28/2012

Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is known for starring in two TV series, as the title character on the situation comedy Murphy Brown (19...

6/14/2011 3/28/2012

Fred Rogers MP (1928 - 2003)

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mist...

3/16/2012 3/28/2012

Michael Landon MP (1936 - 1991)

With a career that spanned three decades, Michael Landon is widely known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983), and J...

9/11/2009 3/28/2012

Dick Clark MP (1929 - 2012)

"Dick Clark"

Known for hosting the longest-running series on the ABC television network, American Bandstand, which played an important role in promoting rock music and gave many important acts their first national ...

5/30/2010 3/28/2012

Danny Thomas MP (1912 - 1991)

"Jake", "Amos Jacobs", "Alphonsus Yakhoob", "Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz"

Best remembered as the star of Make Room for Daddy during television's first golden age, Danny Thomas was more than just another nightclub entertainer turned sitcom star. Along with partner Sheldon Leo...

4/13/2009 3/28/2012

Leonard Bernstein MP (1918 - 1990)

"Lenny", "Louis Eliezer Borenstein"

Candide Overture: Leonard Bernstein conducting , Symphonic Dances - Part 1 (from West Side Story) , Symphonic Dances - Part 2 (from West Side Story) , Leonard Bernstein

11/29/2010 3/28/2012

Perry Como MP (1912 - 2001)

"Perry Como"

‪Perry Como: A Biography   Google Books Perry Como's “Kol Nidre” Jewish Journal Article

9/27/2011 3/28/2012

Gracie Allen MP (1895 - 1964)

Internationally famous comedienne Gracie Allen is best known as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a st...

12/4/2010 3/28/2012

George Burns MP (1896 - 1996)

"Nattie", "George Burns"

His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. In his ninety years in show business, George Burns had time for three careers. His first ...

2/1/2010 3/28/2012

Jim Henson MP (1936 - 1990)

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets . As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show , films such ...

11/26/2011 3/28/2012

Mary Tyler Moore MP (1936 - 2017)

Mary Tyler Moore was an American actor, producer, and dancer. She was best known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a ...

1/12/2008 3/28/2012

Red Skelton MP (1913 - 1997)

A vaudeville and burlesque performer who worked his way up from the bottom of the rung clubs and show boats to play the Paramount Theatre in NYC, Red Skelton entered films in 1938 and went on to appear...

1/2/2009 3/28/2012

James Garner MP (1928 - 2014)

With a career spanning more than five decades, James Garner has starred in several television series which includes his roles as Bret Maverick, in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick; Jim...

3/10/2007 3/28/2012

Fred Astaire MP (1899 - 1987)

Fred Astaire was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He...

7/4/2007 3/28/2012

Jackie Gleason MP (1916 - 1987)

"Herbert John"

Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kramden o...

4/27/2009 3/28/2012

Johnny Carson MP (1925 - 2005)

American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years. Carson received six Emmy Awards including the Governor Award and a 1975 Peabody Award; he w...

8/30/2008 3/28/2012

Ted Turner MP


American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner, as a businessman, is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, wh...

4/27/2009 3/28/2012

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. MP (1916 - 2009)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years...

10/7/2008 3/28/2012

Edward R. Murrow MP (1908 - 1965)

"Edward Roscoe Murrow", "Edward R. Murrow"

Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during...

8/1/2010 3/28/2012

Ray Milland MP (1907 - 1986)

"Raymond Alton Milland"

Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic w...

11/3/2011 11/3/2011

Marcel Marceau MP (1923 - 2007)

Marcel Marceau (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) was an internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown. He performed all over the world in order to sprea...

10/31/2011 10/31/2011

Boris Karloff MP (1887 - 1969)

"Billy", "the Uncanny", "Boris Karloff"

from the New York Times obituary, which ran Tuesday, February 4, 1969: In his later years the actor lived in and near London. His films were still billed as horror movies, although he objected to t...

8/15/2009 10/18/2011

Peter Sellers MP (1925 - 1980)

Official Peter Sellers Site Peter Sellers - Comic Genius Peter Seller Appreciation Society Peter Sellers - Wikipedia Bio (PETER SELLERS) Richard Henry Sellers, OBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July...

3/6/2009 10/17/2011

Kitty de Hoyos MP (1941 - 1999)

"The Mexican Marilyn Monroe"

(Translated into English) Kitty de Hoyos (Mexico City, February 8, 1941 - 28 December 1999) was the stage name of Maria Cristina Hoyo Guadalupe Vega, a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican ci...

10/16/2011 10/16/2011

Bill Cosby MP

"Bill Cosby", "Doctor William Cosby PhD"

An entertainer for many decades, Bill Cosby has starred in live performances and films, recorded albums, written books, and created television shows. His long-running, hugely popular The Cosby Show w...

5/28/2010 10/16/2011

Desi Arnaz MP (1917 - 1986)

"Desi Arnaz", "Desi"

Desi Arnaz, circa 1950 Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III March 2, 1917(1917-03-02) Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Died December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 69) Del Mar, California, United States Occup...

7/4/2007 10/16/2011

Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

Immigration story: English-born actor and Oscar winner Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope (29 may 1903 – 27 July 2003) was the son of English stonemason William Henry Hope and Welsh light opera singer Avis née...

3/25/2009 10/16/2011

Walt Disney MP (1901 - 1966)

"Micky Mouses Father", "Walt", "Walt Disney"

Walter Elias Disney was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy ...

4/24/2007 10/16/2011

Lucille Ball MP (1911 - 1989)

"Diane Belmont", "Technicolor Tessie", "Queen of the B movies (during the 1940s)", "The First Lady of Television", "Lucy", "The Queen of Comedy"

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film executive, and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy , a four ...

6/8/2007 10/16/2011