70s Actors Who Died During ProductionJun 06, 2021
It's easy to become so attached to characters from our favorite TV shows that we can feel a real loss when they're discarded, especially when the
actorswho played them die in real life. The
productioncomes with its fair share of complications, but the sudden deaths of the
actorsare hard to deal with, often leaving the writers scrambling to rewrite the show and recast it, while also trying to preserve the memory and legacy of the actors. who
died. In this video we will see some cases in the 70s when actors
died. during the
productionof some of your favorite television series, frank silvera of the chancel, the role of the big guy was an american western action-adventure drama that ran from 1967 to 71. frank silvera played the role of a squire Mexican named Don Sebastián Montoya, died unexpectedly in 1970, after being accidentally electrocuted while repairing a garbage disposal, his character was discarded with a sudden and peaceful death.
Arthur Leslie of Coronation Street Arthur Leslie was a British actor best known for his role as Jack Walker on the British soap opera Coronation Street in June 1970. Just six days after what would become his final appearance, Leslie died of a heart attack. heart, the writers of the series killed off his character in the same way as pete duel from aka smith and jones pete duel is best known for his starring role as the outlaw hannibal hayes in the american western aka smith and jones unfortunately in the heyday of the series grieving committed suicide his girlfriend diana ray was at his house the night of his death she explained that the two had watched an episode of alias smith and jones earlier in the night she went to bed alone, but sometime later at midnight she heard Duel enter the bedroom to retrieve his revolver and he said, "I'll see you later." She later heard that Roger Davis, who had been the series' narrator, took over the character of Dool. but the show couldn't handle the loss of the duel and was canceled shortly after dan blocker from bonanza dan blocker was the actor behind the beloved character of hoss cartwright from the hit series bonanza in the long-running series blocker appeared as haas in more of 400 Episodes in 1972 during season 13.
Blocker died of a pulmonary embolism during surgery to remove his gallbladder. Hoss' character was killed off although his death was only vaguely alluded to by a previous character. Candy Canada played by David Canary returned to the series to complete. the cast in hoss's absence many believe that blocker's death caused the series' ratings to drop in 1972 and its subsequent cancellation roger delgado from doctor who roger delgado was the first actor to play the teacher in the long-running british series doctor who was killed in a car accident in 1973. However, his character never died on the show and is periodically reincarnated.
The character has been played by eight different actors since Delgado's death. Hey, if you're enjoying this video so far, make sure to hit the like button and make sure to Subscribe to Facts First if you haven't already and stick around to see more actors who died during production in the '70s. James Beck from Dad's army Dad's Army was a BBC comedy about the British militia called the Home Guard during World War II. You may remember James. beck for his portrayal of soldier joe walker, a cockney spiv during the filming of series six, beck suddenly fell ill with pancreatitis and was hospitalized.
He died three weeks later. His character was written by one of the other characters reading a letter from him explaining that he had gone to London to carry out one of his deals. The character was never mentioned again. Glenn Strange from Gunsmoke. Glenn Strange was the legendary actor who played Frankenstein's Monster. In the classics of the 1940s later in his life he was known for playing Sam Noonan on the CBS western series Gunsmoke in the 1970s, during his time in Gunsmoke he lost his battle with lung cancer. and died in 1973. Her character was killed by Patricia Cutts from Coronation Street.
Patricia Cutts briefly played Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street in 1974. The role would have been her most notable role. but after only two episodes she was found dead in her London apartment her death was ruled a suicide due to barbiturate poisoning the character was taken over by maggie jones barbara colby from phyllis phyllis was a spin-off of the mary tyler moore show barbara colby played role of julie erskine the owner of a commercial photography studio after filming three episodes colby was murdered colby and his colleague james kiernan were walking to their car after an acting class in los angeles when they were shot in a parking lot colby's character was Recast and Liz Torres took on the role of Coronation Street's Graham Haberfield Graham Haberfield played Jerry Stand for 13 years on Coronation Street until he died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 33.
His character was killed off in the same way as Freddie Prinze's Boy and the Man Freddie Prinz, a comedian and father of actor Freddy Prince Jr., was the star of the 1970s show Boy and the Man in the series about the owner. of a dilapidated garage in an east Los Angeles neighborhood and its optimistic young employee, Chico Rodriguez, played by Prince, after battling depression and drug abuse, Freddie Prince shot himself in 1977 during the series . Episodes of its third season filmed before his death aired as scheduled with an on-screen acknowledgment from series creator and executive producer James Komack.
He started the episode by saying thank you. Thank you all for your sympathy and kindness after the final episode Prince had filmed aired. His absence for the rest of the season was explained by her being away on business or visiting his father the following season. Chico was replaced by a 12-year-old boy named Raoul. by Gabriel Melgar eventually the characters explained that boy died the ratings declined and the series was canceled in 1978. diana hyland from eight is enough diana hyland played the character of joan bradford in the series eight is enough a series about parents raising eight children hyland she played the mother but only four episodes of the first season she fell ill, she had previously been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977, she died the writers of eight is enough wrote the death of her character in the second season and finally the father character falls in love and marries a different woman. played by betty buckley and replaces hyland as the show's matriarch zara cully of the jeffersons zara cully was best known for her role as olivia jefferson or mother jefferson in the classic sitcom the jeffersons collie died of lung cancer during the fourth season of the The 1978 series, although no special episode was created to explain his death, was briefly addressed in the second episode of the fifth season.
The Waltons was an American historical drama series that took place in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. It aired in 1972. Wilgier played Grandpa Zeb Walton in 1978. Gear died of respiratory failure during production of the sixth season. The character was killed off and boarded in the Season 7 premiere. Arthur Brow in Are You Being Served? Arthur Brow is a British actor best known for the role of him. As senior menswear salesman Ernest Granger in the BBC sitcom, are you being served a sitcom about the misadventures of the staff of a fictional department store? brow died in 1978 the character was written out without explanation and replaced by mr tebbs played by james hader carl swenson of little house on the prairie swenson played the character lars hansen swenson died of a heart attack shortly after filming his character's death the episode aired just eight days after the death of Barney Miller actor Jack Sue Barney Miller was a hit comedy in the 1970s.
Set in the New York City Police Department, Jack Sue played Detective Nick Yamana. Sue was diagnosed with esophageal cancer during season four. He returned for the fifth series, but the cancer spread quickly and Sue died in 1979. His character was written out without a clear explanation, but later. The season aired a special tribute episode honoring Sue Bob Clayton of the Twenty Thousand Dollar Pyramid Bob Clayton was the host of the popular game show The Twenty Thousand Dollar Pyramid in 1979 Clayton died of cardiac arrest Steve O'Brien a disc jockey from new york took his place now it's time to hear from you, do you remember when these actors died?
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