Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Penny Marshall, 75 (1943 - 2018)

    Penny Marshall

    Penny Marshall (1943 – 2018) was the star of the popular sitcom, "Laverne and Shirley." She later moved behind the camera to become an acclaimed director, helming the hit movies "Big," "Awakenings," and "A League of Their Own." She died Monday, December 17, 2018, at the age of 75. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ken Berry, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Ken Berry

    Ken Berry (1933 – 2018) starred in the sitcom "F Troop" in the 1960s. Berry played Captain Parmenter on the Western themed sitcom for two years. He had a recurring role on the last season of "The Andy Griffith Show" as widowed farmer Sam Jones. That character was spun off to star on "Mayberry R.F.D.," which ran from 1968 until 1971. He died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the age of 85. For full...

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  • Stephen Hillenburg, 57 (1961 - 2018)

    Stephen Hillenburg

    Stephen Hillenburg was the creator of the popular animated series, "SpongeBob SquarePants." He died from ALS at the age of 57. Read full obituary from Legacy.com.

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  • Katherine MacGregor, 93 (1925 - 2018)

    Katherine MacGregor

    Katherine MacGregor played the mean gossipy Harriet Oleson on the popular television series "Little House on the Prairie." MacGregor's character Harriet and her daughter Nellie were the nemesis of the Ingalls family. MacGregor played the character for the full run of the show from 1974 until 1983. Even though fans hated the character, she was very popular. She died at the age of 93. For full...

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  • Peggy McCay, 90 (1927 - 2018)

    Peggy McCay

    Peggy McCay played Caroline Brady on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for over 30 years. She joined the cast in 1983 and was on the show until 2016. She had a long career as an actress, mostly appearing on television. Her first major role was as heroine Vanessa Dale on the soap opera "Love of Life." For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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