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  • Conrad Bain of 'Different Strokes' dead at 89

    January 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    LIVERMORE, Calif. - Conrad Bain, who starred as the kindly white adoptive father of two young African-American brothers in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. His daughter says Bain died Monday of natural causes in his hometown of Livermore, Calif. He was 89. The show that debuted on NBC... more »
  • Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' dies at 63

    August 14, 2012 1:00 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The actor best known as the nerdy high-school student Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died in Florida. Ron Palillo was 63. Palillo's friend, Karen Poindexter, says Palillo died early Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens of an apparent heart attack. Palillo was forever remembered... more »
  • ABC starting new comedy night

    May 17, 2011 12:31 PM

    NEW YORK - ABC is bringing Tim Allen back in a sitcom and resurrecting "Charlie's Angels" for a new generation next season. The network says it will introduce 13 new series, eight of them in the fall. Viewers can say goodbye to "Brothers & Sisters," "V" and "Better... more »
  • Newspaper depicts Obamas as black sitcom actors

    May 5, 2010 8:40 PM

    The publisher of a weekly newspaper on Long Island defends the paper's decision to depict President Obama and his wife as characters from the TV sitcom "Sanford and Son" even though some political leaders and others contend it's racist. Publisher Phillip Sciarello calls it political satire and not racist. A... more »

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