70’s and 80’s Television Stars we Lost in 2016 (Some you may not even realize)

We lost a number of celebrities in 2016 that had an impact on my of our childhoods.? Some were on the forefront of the news while others passed quietly.? Here is a gallery of some of the key foundations of the 70’s and 80’s TV landscape that passed on in 2016.

Alan Thicke – Known for Growing Pains (69 Years Old)

Michu Meszaros – Played ALF (76 Years Old)

George Gaynes – Adopted Father of Punky Brewster (98 Years Old)


Ron Glass – Known for Barney Miller and Firefly (71 Years Old)

Steven Hill – Known for Law and Order (94 Years Old)

Pat Harrington Jr. – Known for One Day At A Time (86 Years Old)

Abe Vigoda – Known for Barney Miller (94 Years Old)

Garry Shandling – Known for Larry Sanders Show / Garry Shandling Show (66 Years Old)

Doris Roberts – Known for Everybody Loves Raymond (90 Years Old)

Morley Safer – Known for 60 Minutes (84 Years Old)

Theresa Saldana – Known for The Commish and Raging Bull (61 Years Old)

Garry Marshall – Known for Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley (81 Years Old)

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Youree Dell Harris – Known as Miss Cleo – TV Psychic (53 Years Old)

Sagen Lewis – Known for St. Elsewhere (63 Years Old)

John Saunders – Known for ESPN (61 Years Old)

John McLaughlin – Known for The McLaughlin Group (89 Years Old)

Gwen Ifill – Known for PBS NewsHour (61 Years Old)

Florence Henderson – Known for The Brady Bunch (82 Years Old)

Remember them well.