Obituary

Remembering Sid Caesar

February 12th, 2014
Sid Caesar

We're devastated to hear of the death of one of the all-time comedy greats, Sid Caesar, who passed away at age 91. He played the sax, he wrote comedy, and he entertained thousands of people with his performances on stages, on television, and in many successful movies.

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Remembering Arthur Rankin, Jr.

January 31st, 2014
Arthur Rankin, Jr.

We're sad to hear of the passing of animation producer/director Arthur Rankin, Jr., who died yesterday, January 30, 2014 in Harrington Sound, Bermuda. He was 89 years old.

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Remembering Stanford Tischler

January 21st, 2014
Stanford Tischler

We've just learned of the passing of editor Stanford Tischler, who died on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the age of 92.

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Remembering Ben Starr

January 20th, 2014
Ben Starr

We're sad to hear that writer/producer Ben Starr passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from congestive heart failure at his home in Los Angeles, California. He was 92.

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Remembering Russell Johnson

January 16th, 2014
Russell Johnson

We're sad to hear of the passing of actor Russell Johnson, who died this morning of kidney failure at his home in Washington state. Johnson was 89.

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Remembering Ben Wolf

January 6th, 2014
Ben Wolf

We're sad to hear of the passing of cinematographer Ben Wolf, who died on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the age of 92. Wolf started his career as a cameraman on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Carson's Cellar, and Climax!.

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Remembering Hal Needham

October 25th, 2013
Hal Needham

We're sad to hear of the passing of stuntman Hal Needham, who died this morning at the age of 82. Needham worked on several Western series, including Have Gun, Will Travel (doubling star Richard Boone), Rawhide, The Virginian, and The Wild, Wild West.

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Remembering Ray Dolby

September 13th, 2013
Ray Dolby

We're sad to hear of the passing of sound pioneer Ray Dolby, who died Thursday, September 12, 2013 in San Francisco at the age of 80. Dolby was diagnosed with acute leukemia last July and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for the past several years.

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Remembering Charles Lisanby

August 28th, 2013
Charles Lisanby

The Archive is sad to hear of the passing of Production Designer Charles Lisanby, who died Friday, August 23, 2013 at the age of 89.

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Remembering James L. Loper

July 10th, 2013
James L. Loper

We're sad to hear of the passing of executive James L. Loper, who died on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the age of 81. Loper rose through the ranks of public television, serving as President and CEO of KCET through 1982.

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