Obituaries

Remembering Rita Riggs

June 8th, 2017
Rita Riggs

We’re sad to learn that costume designer Rita Riggs passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the age of 86. Riggs worked at CBS early in her career in the costume department of shows like Share and Enjoy:

Remembering Albert Freedman

April 21st, 2017
Albert Freedman

We’re sad to learn that producer Albert Freedman passed away on April 11, 2017 at the age of 91.

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Remembering Joseph A. Wapner

February 27th, 2017
Joseph A. Wapner

We’re sad to learn that Judge Joseph A. Wapner passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the age of 97.

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Remembering Agnes Nixon

September 28th, 2016
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We're sad to hear that soap opera creator Agnes Nixon passed away this morning at the age of 88. Nixon started in soaps shortly after graduating college when she was hired by the legendary Irna Phillips to write for Woman in White.

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Remembering Ralph M. Baruch

March 8th, 2016
Ralph M. Baruch

We're sad to learn that former Viacom Executive Ralph M. Baruch passed away on March 3, 2016 at the age of 92. Baruch's first job in entertainment was in sales at the Du Mont Network.

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Remembering Former CBS Standards & Practices Executive William Tankersley

February 22nd, 2016
William Tankersley

We're sad to learn that former CBS Standards & Practices Executive William Tankersley passed away on February 5, 2016 at the age of 98. Tankersley started in CBS promotions and merchandising and soon rose to Head of Program Standards & Practices at the network.

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Remembering George Barris

November 5th, 2015
George Barris

We're sad to learn that custom car designer George Barris passed away this morning at the age of 89. Barris started out customizing his own cars as a teenager and participating in the street-racing youth culture of the late 1940s in Los Angeles.

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Remembering Marlene Sanders

July 15th, 2015
Marlene Sanders

We’re sad to hear that pioneering journalist/news correspondent Marlene Sanders passed away yesterday, July 14, 2015, at the age of 84. In the 1950s, Sanders landed a job at WABD–TV working with Mike Wallace on his then-new show, Night Beat.

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Remembering Dick Van Patten

July 1st, 2015
Dick Van Patten

We’re sad to learn of the passing of actor Dick Van Patten, who died on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 of complications from diabetes. He was 86 years old.

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Remembering Marty Pasetta

May 26th, 2015
Marty Pasetta

We're sad to learn that director/producer Marty Pasetta passed away on May 21, 2015 at the age of 82. Pasetta's first job in television was at San Francisco's KGO-TV in 1952.

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