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Eb has gone to the big tractor in the sky. The last surviving regular cast member of the ’60s series Green Acres, Tom Lester, passed away Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 81, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Lester was best known for playing Eb Dawson on the series. He was the lanky

I only interviewed Shirley Douglas once, but it was memorable. This was back when the actress and one time radical social activist was starring in the Sullivan Films’ nostalgic series Wind at My Back (1996 – 2001). Douglas, who passed away Sunday in Toronto at 86, played a stern mother-in-law in the Depression-era Canadian family

Here’s a sobering thought: with the passing of Lyle Waggoner, — setting Dick Van Dyke’s half-season tenure aside — Carol Burnett and Vicky Lawrence are now the only surviving main cast members from The Carol Burnett Show. Wagoner died Tuesday, March 17 in Los Angeles after a short illness. He was 84. Here’s a couple

I really wish I had met Earl Pomerantz, especially after reading Ken Levine’s wonderful tribute to his friend and fellow television writer. Pomerantz, a Canadian whose writing credits read like a Paley Centre tribute to the Golden Age of American sitcoms, died Saturday at 75. The Emmy award winner got his first TV writing gig