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Old 01-28-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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TV Older Actors Who Outlived Their Younger Co-stars

Sitcoms:
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY (Danny Thomas outlived Rusty Hamer)
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN (Ray Walston outlived Bill Bixby)
HAPPY DAYS (almost everyone outlived 12-year-old Heather O'Rourke)
CHICO AND THE MAN (Jack Albertson outlived Freddie Prinze)
DIFF'RENT STROKES (Conrad Bain outlived Dana Plato)

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BONANZA (Lorne Greene outlived Dan Blocker)
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Bob Newhart has outlived both of his TV wives (who were both younger than him) - Suzanne Pleshette and Mary Frann.

Michael Landon (Little House on the Prairie) was survived by older co-stars Dabbs Greer, Richard Bull, Katherine MacGregor and Kevin Hagen.

Over at Three's Company, Don Knotts outlived John Ritter.

On Barney Miller, James Gregory outlived Jack Soo, who was five years younger than him.
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Hazel - Shirley Booth, Don DeFore and Whitney Blake all outlived Bobby Buntrock.

Brady Bunch - Ann B. Davis has outlived Robert Reed

Golden Girls - Bea Arthur and Betty White have outlived Estelle Getty

Green Acres - Frank Cady has outlived Eva Gabor, Alvy Moore & Kay E. Kuter

Petticoat Junction - Frank Cady and Charles Lane outlived Meredith MacRae. Charles also outlived Bea Benaderet Smiley Burnett and Rufe Davis.
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On Bewitched: Kasey Rogers, Sandra Gould, Bernard Fox and Alice Ghostley all outlived their younger co-stars Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York and Dick Sargent.
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When did he die?
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Rusty Hamer committed suicide in 1990. Danny Thomas passed away the next year (of respiratory problems, I believe).
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Lucille Ball outlived the younger Desi Arnaz.
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Rusty Hamer committed suicide in 1990. Danny Thomas passed away the next year (of respiratory problems, I believe).
Aww. Sad.
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Hazel - Shirley Booth, Don DeFore and Whitney Blake all outlived Bobby Buntrock.

Brady Bunch - Ann B. Davis has outlived Robert Reed

Golden Girls - Bea Arthur and Betty White have outlived Estelle Getty

Green Acres - Frank Cady has outlived Eva Gabor, Alvy Moore & Kay E. Kuter

Petticoat Junction - Frank Cady and Charles Lane outlived Meredith MacRae. Charles also outlived Bea Benaderet Smiley Burnett and Rufe Davis.
I didn't realize Bobby Buntrock had died (in a car accident, in 1974, on the
same bridge where his mother died a year before).

Charles Lane also outlived Edgar Buchanan.
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Charles Lane also outlived Edgar Buchanan.
True but Edgar was 2 years older.
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Pam Dawber outlived her co-star Rebecca Shaeffer on "My Sister Sam".
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I didn't know Bobby Buntrock had died in a car accident.
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Michele Lee outlived her TV show son Steve Shaw of Knots Landing.
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Pam Dawber outlived her co-star Rebecca Shaeffer on "My Sister Sam".
God, that tragedy was so awful and shocking!
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