Sunday, January 2, 2011



You never see TV actors celebrated in the memorial segment on the Oscars, or movie folks during the Emmy awards tribute. In that way, this list is also exclusive - these are the people who passed away in 2010 who made an impact on the TV Universe in some way. So there will be omissions of some people you might be looking for. And I may have missed quite a few, especially from outside the United States, I apologize to the memories of those I've left out.

I couldn't have done this alone; it would never have been possible had it not been for the information I would glean from my blogmates Bill Crider and Ivan G. Schreve and from the Boot Hill blog, which was instrumental in adding many of the foreign entries.

Because there are so many, I'll be splitting the list into several Inner Toob entries for today.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you'll kindly doff your caps.....

Jennifer Lyon ('Survivor: Palau')

Victor Cianca (Philadelphia traffic cop made famous on 'Candid Camera')

Phil Harris ('Deadliest Catch')

Kristian Digby ('To Buy Or Not To Buy')

Jason Wood ('Strictly Come Dancing')

Mean Gene Kiniski (wrestler on TV, '50s)

Raimondo Vianello (Italian TV host & actor)

Lena Horne (singer, actress, legend)

Miss Ellie (World's Ugliest Dog, 'Dogs 101' on Animal Planet)

Jimmy Dean (singer, actor, sausage maker)

Ilene Woods (singer, Perry Como & Arthur Godfrey shows, United Cerebral Palsy telethons - voice of Cinderella)

George Steinbrenner (owner of the Yankees, hosted 'Saturday Night Live', a 'Seinfeld' character)

Glenn Falkenstein (magician)

Buff Cobb ('Masquerade Party', 'Mike and Buff', 'All Around Town')

Mitch Miller ('Sing Along With Mitch')

Jack Horkheimer (stargazer on TV)

Fiona Coyne (South Africa's "The Weakest Link")

Richie Hayward (of Little Feat, one of the Bedbugs on 'F Troop')

Robert Schimmel (comedian)

Eddie Fisher (singer, left Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor, father of Carrie Fisher)

Joe Cerniglia ('Kitchen Nightmares')

Claire Raynor ('Agony Aunt')

Charley O'Donnell ('Wheel of Fortune' announcer for the last 35 years)

Julien Hug ('The Bachelorette' 2009 contestant)

Breck Wall (bawdy comic, friend of Jack Ruby)

Clay Cole (WPIX TV rock personality)

Teena Marie (R&B singer, played herself in several TV series)

Lina Romay ('Milton Berle Show', 'Red Skelton Show', 'Ozzie & Harriet')

Rory Markas (sportscaster for Ca. baseball team)

Tom Brookshier (CBS NFL announcer, played for Phila Eagles)

Fran Lee ('WPIX & WNEW consumer advocate, also on 'Tonight Show', Steve Allen & Mike Douglas shows)

Harry Carpenter (BBC "voice of boxing")

Frank Scott (sports broadcaster)

Paul Johnson (KNBC traffic reporter)

Lorn Brown (Chicago White Sox broadcaster)

David Dick (CBS News reporter)

Daniel Schorr (CBS News reporter)

Harold Dow (CBS, '48 Hours')

Edwin Newman (NBC reporter & anchor)

Frank Bourgholtzer (NBC news, first White House reporter)

Brian Hanrahan (BBC reporter)

As Red Skelton would say, Good night and may God bless.


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