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July 26th, 2014 at 11:58:13 AM permalink
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Didn't one of the S&J guys die when the
show was on and had to be replaced?
Suicide, maybe.



Yeah, I was just reading back about that. "Smith" killed himself on NYE 1971 over drinking and a DUI. They replaced him but the fans didn't accept the change. I, myself, was crushed out on "Jones".
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:12:55 PM permalink
The only way we heard about that stuff
was in the supermarket tabloids. No news
networks yet, no internet. And magazines,
a bajillion mags in those days.
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:30:30 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:34:19 PM permalink
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Yep. There were three actors.



Didn't they just just try and stick the new
guy in as a replacement, like they did on
Bewitched, and it didn't go over very well.
These days there would be a back story.
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:42:18 PM permalink
Speaking of Bewitched, it's ironic that both
Darren's, Dick York and Dick Sargant, both
died at the same age, 63. York from smoking
4 packs of Lucky's a day, and Sargant from
AIDS. They died within a year of each other
in the early 90's.
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:48:54 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Didn't one of the S&J guys die when the
show was on and had to be replaced?
Suicide, maybe.



Hannibal Hayes and Kid Curry were the characters.

I am pretty sure HH was played by Pete Duel, who committed suicide.

I had forgotten that they tried to replace him. I did not like the change at first, but the second actor was fine after a bit.

I am not able to remember the actor who played Kid Curry, but I can see his face plain as day.......
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July 26th, 2014 at 12:57:55 PM permalink
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Hannibal Hayes and Kid Curry were the characters.

I am pretty sure HH was played by Pete Duel, who committed suicide.

I had forgotten that they tried to replace him. I did not like the change at first, but the second actor was fine after a bit.

I am not able to remember the actor who played Kid Curry, but I can see his face plain as day.......



Ben Murphy. Particularly hot to a teen at the time.

If you look at his shows, though, he looks like one of those legendary people in the industry who was probably known as a show-killer. Can't believe how many short-lived series he had over 20 years.
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July 26th, 2014 at 1:16:14 PM permalink
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July 26th, 2014 at 1:29:33 PM permalink
I looked it up, they just stuck Roger Davis in
as the new Hannibal with no explanation. Hard
to believe the show was only on for two seasons,
it seemed much longer than that. They were back
shooting 12 hours after Pete Duel's death.
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July 27th, 2014 at 7:56:06 PM permalink
Doris Roberts, who played Rays mom on Everybody
Loves Raymond, is amazing. She was 71 when she
started on that show and had been on TV every
year since 1951. That's 45 years. She's almost 90
and still working, hasn't been off TV since she left
Raymond at age 80. She sure didn't look or act
80. She was 10 years older than Peter Boyle, who
died a year after the show went off.
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