In Memoriam: Remembering the stars we lost in 2022
This year we had to say goodbye to favorites from Star Trek, Hogan's Heroes, Full House, Leave It to Beaver, and more.
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As we reach the end of the year, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the beloved television talent that passed away in 2022.
Over the past 12 months, we have had to say goodbye to sci-fi trailblazers, familiar voices, rock legends, and more. Their work and how they touched lives will continue to live on.
Here are some of the losses that hit the TV industry in 2022. Visit our remembrances page to read more obituaries.
Nichelle Nichols, Nyota Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series
The Trek legend was a television pioneer, civil rights advocate, dancer, NASA employee and jazz singer.
Bob Saget, the comedic centerpiece of Full House
The stand-up comic and America's Funniest Home Videos host was 65.
Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and actor known for his iconic voice
His wit was as sharp as the squawk he gave the parrot Iago in Aladdin and the Aflac duck.
Robert Clary, Corporal LeBeau on Hogan's Heroes, familiar face on daytime television
The Holocaust survivor spent over two years in a concentration camp before achieving a successful career in Hollywood.
Meat Loaf, Bat Out of Hell rocker and familiar movie face
The rock legend is best remembered for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy and his roles in Rocky Horror and Fight Club.
Angela Lansbury, star of Murder, She Wrote, iconic voice of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast
Lansbury's illustrious career took home five Tony Awards and six Golden Globes, along with several Emmy nominations. She was even honored by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Ray Liotta, star of Goodfellas and Field of Dreams
He started his career on Eighties TV before jumping to feature films.
Paul Sorvino, star of Goodfellas and fan-favorite of Law & Order
The multifaceted, gangster-portraying actor was 83.
Kirstie Alley, Rebecca Howe on legendary sitcom Cheers
Alley made a name for herself in the early Eighties, but her career took a turn for stardom after landing on Cheers.
Tony Dow, Wally Cleaver on classic sitcom Leave It to Beaver
The former teen idol passed a day after his death was mistakenly reported.
Olivia Newton-John, Grease star and four-time Grammy-winner
The pop star had multiple battles with cancer and was seen as an inspiration to countless people over the last three decades.
Dwayne Hickman, who played all-American teen Dobie Gillis
He went to college with Bob Denver. They would forever be linked together as TV pals. Hickman was 87 years old.
Howard Hesseman, Dr. Johnny Fever of WKRP in Cincinnati
He used his real-life DJ experience to craft one of the great characters in sitcom history.
Loretta Lynn, groundbreaking country music star in the late '60s and early '70s
Several hits led Lynn to become the first-ever female Entertainer of the Year.
Sidney Poitier, the trailblazing actor of In the Heat of the Night and A Raisin in the Sun
The American icon was 94.
Sally Kellerman, the original Hot Lips in the M*A*S*H film
She also played an important role in the second Star Trek pilot. She was 84 years old.
Clarence Gilyard, James Trivette on Walker, Texas Ranger, Theo in original Die Hard
After 15 straight years on network television, Gilyard stepped back from acting to teach theater and screen acting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Maggie Peterson, beloved singer Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show
She also appeared on the big screen with both Andy and Don Knotts.
Jules Bass, one half of the iconic Rankin/Bass team that brought us Rudolph, Frosty, Mad Monster Party? and more
Bass will always be remembered for his contributions to some of the best-known holiday movies ever.
Pat Carroll, staple on classic television and Ursula's voice in The Little Mermaid
The Emmy award-winning actress was 95.
Yvette Mimieux, the first actress to bare her belly button on TV
The Where the Boys Are star was 80.
Ronnie Spector, Sixties icon and leader of The Ronettes
Her voice and style influenced generations of artists, including The Beatles. She was 78.
Tim Considine, eldest son Mike Douglas on My Three Sons
He got his start acting for Disney, on both The Mickey Mouse Club and in The Shaggy Dog.
Louie Anderson, beloved comedian and Emmy-winning actor
He hosted Family Feud and voiced his childhood self in the animated show Life with Louie. He was 68.
Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown and Blondie sitcom star
Blondie reunited him with the voice of Lucy Van Pelt.
Gloria McMillan, the principal's daughter of Our Miss Brooks
Her TV father gave her away at her wedding. She was 88.
Donald May, star of Colt .45 and the daytime Perry Mason adaptation The Edge of Night
He played Sam Colt Jr. in the Wild West and crusading attorney Adam Drake. He was 91.
Farrah Forke, best known as Alex the helicopter pilot in Wings
In addition to Wings, she appeared in classic Nineties thrillers Heat and Disclosure.
Johnny Brown, superintendent Nathan Bookman in Good Times
A regular on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, Brown also worked with Sammy Davis Jr. on film and on Broadway.
Conrad Janis, Mork & Mindy actor and accomplished musician
His career started on Broadway at 13 and continued for the next seven decades.
Mitchell Ryan, character actor in everything from Dark Shadows to Lethal Weapon
He appeared in Clint Eastwood movies and starred in the sitcom Dharma & Greg.
Philip Baker Hall, beloved character actor of TV and film
He was in everything from M*A*S*H to Seinfeld and frequently collaborated with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.
Roger E. Mosley, helicopter pilot Theodore ‘T.C.’ Calvin in Magnum, P.I.
He also fought Muhammad Ali in The Greatest and played folksinger Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter.
Clu Gulager, familiar face from The Virginian and Return of the Living Dead
He was known for playing gunslingers, deputies, and even for fighting zombies.
Richard Roat, Sixties soap star and frequent sitcom character actor
He appeared in Happy Days, Cheers, Seinfeld and over 100 other shows and movies.
Jack Ging, Gen. Fulbright on The A-Team and recurring character actor
Ging left his mark on classic TV with various recurring authoritative roles in the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Larry Storch, comedian and F-Troop's Corporal Agarn
He also voiced animated characters Cool Cat and Koko the Clown.
L.Q. Jones, classic Western character actor
He also made his mark on the big screen, working with some of Hollywood's best directors and acting alongside everyone from Elvis to Robert De Niro.
David Warner, English character actor in Star Trek movies and Tron
His 50-year career included wacky comedies, horror films and two appearances in Perry Mason TV movies.
Burt Metcalfe, M*A*S*H producer and director
He began his career acting on shows like The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason.
Eileen Ryan, actress from The Twilight Zone, Bonanza and mother to actor Sean Penn
Ryan had a rich career, one she got to share with multiple family members in multiple ways.
Michael Callan, star of Cat Ballou and original West Side Story on Broadway
A versatile entertainer, Callan could be seen on the stage and on various forms of the screen.
Ron Masak, Sheriff on Murder, She Wrote, Sixties and Seventies character actor later dubbed 'The King of Commercials'
The actor could be seen in classic television sitcoms, dramas and even game shows.
Andrew Prine, star of Wide Country, staple in classic Westerns
Prine had starring roles, guest appearances and even teamed up with John Wayne in more than one film.
Gallagher, comedian known for watermelon-smashing act
He's known for destroying watermelons, but Gallagher's comedy was much deeper than one famous act.
John Aniston, star of Days of Our Lives and father of Jennifer Aniston
Best known for his three-decade run on Days of Our Lives, John Aniston also appeared in classic television and on Broadway.
Mickey Kuhn, child star of the '30s and '40s, Beau Wilkes in Gone With the Wind
Kuhn first appeared on the big screen at the age of two.
Bob McGrath, original cast member of Sesame Street
Often seen in scenes with Oscar the Grouch, McGrath was a person ''in the neighborhood'' for over five decades.
Gary Friedkin, Clarence the cook on Happy Days, actor from Young Doctors in Love
''While Gary may have been short of stature, he was a giant amongst his family and friends,'' his family stated.
Stuart Margolin, Emmy-winner from The Rockford Files, character actor and director
A friendship with the legendary James Garner opened several doors for Margolin, who appeared with the star of Maverick multiple times on screen.
Diane McBain, Pinky Pinkston from Batman, costar in Elvis movie Spinout
McBain was signed to her first contract in the television industry as a teenager.
Karen Sue Trent
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