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Rick Senger
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 7:24pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It hasn't been a good week for celebrities.  ILoved him in WILD WILD WEST as well as BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP and a slew of guest tv roles in the 70s and 80s and beyond.  link
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 3:38am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Baa Baa Black Sheep & Wild Wild West are two of my favorite series ever.

R.i.p

He was one of my favorite actors. Still is.
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Oh No!

I was talking about him the other day.
In a discussion on best TV leaders I put his Pappy Boyington as one of the tops.

Who could forget those Eveready commercials?
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Byron Graham
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

 Doug Centers wrote:
Who could forget those Eveready commercials?

"Go ahead. Knock it off."

When I was in high school, I looked forward to getting home and catching Black Sheep Squadron (its syndication title) every day. Loved that show. Corsairs!

Rest in peace.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 9:22am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Never came across as a little guy copping an attitude. Feisty!
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 10:27pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

RIP !
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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 7:30am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Reading, I was surprised to learn of the auto accident in which he was involved (and responsible for) a few years back. It left him partially paralyzed on his right side, which explains his odd posture in recent photos.
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Stéphane Garrelie
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 8:07am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Yep. These last yars, he had a radio show on a facebook page, where he was answering his fans (the show was: the host, him as the guest, and the questions of the fans on the phone), i remember him explaining that was one of the reasons he didn't act anymore,  because of the pain, and because he was paralysed on one side.
This being said, even before the accident his carrer was behind him, he was already old when that happened. 

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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 10 February 2020 at 1:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

RIP.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 11 February 2020 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I watched Black Sheep Squadron quite a bit with my younger brother. He was an iconic "strong leading man".
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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 11 February 2020 at 8:56pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Jim West...
Pappy Boyington....

But some of my fondest memories of Robert Conrad was him competing on the old ABC series Battle Of The Network Stars!

For those who don’t remember or have never heard of it...
it was a televised ‘athletic’ competition (and equal parts jiggle show with women stars competing in t-shirts) between the stars of the various networks (ABC/NBC/CBS) and it was ‘reality TV’ WAY before reality TV was a thing.

Conrad had an EPIC clash with Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back Kotter) in a track and field event. 

Behold...70’s television at it’s pinnacle. 




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John Byrne

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Posted: 12 February 2020 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

BATTLE OF THE NETWORK Ts AND As, as SNL dubbed it at the time.

"The biggest Ts! The cutest As!"

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