British actor Bernard Fox has passed away. TAGS fans will never forget the indefatigable and lovable Malcolm Merriweather. Cheerio, Malcolm!Read more >
Ubiquitous character actor William Schallert has passed away at the age of 93. Best remembered as Mr. Lane on "The Patty Duke Show", he has hundreds of credits in film and TV. I will never forget him from a brief appearance as a cross-eyed judge in "The Jerk" starring Steve Martin. If you've never seen the failed 1963 pilot episode "Philbert", check it out on the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 3". William Schallert plays a cartoonist who's character comes to life when no one else is around.Read more >
Actor Don Keefer died at age 98. He appeared in two season 8 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and one episode of Mayberry R.F.D.Read more >
Theodore J. Flicker, director of 3 TAGS episodes, has died.
Ted directed the episodes:
- The Lucky Letter
- Aunt Bee's Invisible Beau
- The Arrest of the Fun Girls
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Last Saturday, my wife and I visited Doug Dillard's grave at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens near Nashville, Tennessee. The cemetery has placed a temporary plaque at his grave, I assume until a more permanent one is placed by his next-of-kin. His date of death is correct (May 16, 2012), but he was born in 1937, not 1987 as it reads on the card. We were told by the very helpful staff at the office that Doug's wife Vikki Sallee Dillard had died last September and was buried next to him. Her grave currently has no marker. We would have stayed longer to sing a chorus of "Dooley", but we were chased away by a ferocious swarm of gnats. For more info, be sure to check out his findagrave memorial.