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Memorial Hallway / Donnelly Rhodes, BSG's Dr. Sherman Cottle, passes away
« Last post by Anne on January 09, 2018, 05:12:09 AM »
Character actor Donnelly Rhodes, who played Dr. Sherman ("Doc") Cottle on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica TV series, died on January 8th, 2018, at a hospice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia (Canada) from cancer.  He was 80 years old.

Rhodes, a native of Winnipeg (Manitoba), appeared in many TV productions in his native Canada and the US.  While best known to American audiences as the cigarette-smoking Chief Medical Officer of the Battlestar Galactica, Rhodes also appeared in such shows as Soap, The Young and the Restless, and the CW's Legends of Tomorrow.  Canadian TV audiences saw Rhodes in three CBC series of note:  Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay, and Street Legal.  His short film resume included the 1969 Western classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

Prior to his acting career, Rhodes was an airman-mechanic in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  He is survived by his fifth wife Sarah and his two children.

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Memorial Hallway / Former BSG (Original Series) guest star Rance Howard passes away
« Last post by Anne on November 26, 2017, 03:32:12 AM »
Actor Rance Howard, who guest starred on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, died on November 25, 2017, at the age of 89.

Born Harold Rance Beckenholdt in Duncan, Oklahoma, Howard appeared as Farnes in the original BSG series episode "The Magnificent Warriors."  Prior to his extensive acting career, he served three years in the U.S. Air Force and attended the University of Oklahoma.  He was also the father of actor/filmmaker Ron Howard & actor Clint Howard, and grandfather of actresses Bryce Dallas Howard & Paige Howard.

Along with appearing in the original BSG, Howard played David Sheridan (John's father) in several episodes of Babylon 5.  His many TV appearances also included The Andy Griffin Show, Angel, NCIS: Los Angeles, and the 2016 revival of The X Files.  Howard also appeared in many films including the 1967 classic "Cool Hand Luke," "Independence Day," and the acclaimed 2013 dramedy "Nebraska."  He also had roles in many films directed by his son Ron including "Cocoon," "Apollo 13," "Cinderella Man," and "Frost/Nixon."

Rance Howard was preceded in death by his wife Jean Speegle Howard in 2000, and second wife Judy in early 2017.  He is survived by his sons Ron & Clint, and granddaughters Bryce & Paige.

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Memorial Hallway / Former BSG (Original Series) guest star Anne Jeffreys passes away
« Last post by Anne on September 29, 2017, 10:47:33 PM »
Actress Anne Jeffreys, who guest starred on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, died on September 27, 2017, at the age of 94.

The North Carolina native (born Anne Carmichael) appeared as Siress Blassie, a love interest of con man Chameleon (Fred Astaire) in the original BSG series episode "The Man With Nine Lives." 

Jeffreys began her career as a soprano and teen model before appearing in a stage musical that lead to her first film role in the 1942 film musical "I Married an Angel," the last film starring popular screen couple Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy.  She also appeared as Tess Trueheart in two Dick Tracy films, other films such as "Dillinger," and several Broadway musicals. 

The actress later joined her husband, actor Robert Sterling, on the classic 1950s TV sitcom Topper, playing a deceased couple whose house was bought by a stuffy banker & his clueless wife.  Among Jeffreys' other TV roles included Dyne, Prime Minister of Xantia, in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "Planet of the Amazon Women," and Port Charles socialite Amanda Barrington on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Anne Jeffreys was preceded in death by her second husband, actor Robert Sterling, in 2006.  She is survived by her three sons and a stepdaughter, former actress Tisha Sterling ("Village of the Giants," "Breakfast of Champions").

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Memorial Hallway / Former BSG guest star John Heard passes away
« Last post by Anne on July 23, 2017, 03:04:26 AM »
Actor John Heard, who guest starred on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica TV series, died on July 21st, 2017, at the age of 71.  He was found dead in a Palo Alto, CA hotel room where, according to media reports, he was recovering from back surgery.

The Washington, DC native appeared in many TV series/films, theatrical films, and stage plays.  While best known for playing Peter McCallister, Kevin's father, in the 1990 comedy film "Home Alone" (and its 1992 sequel), Heard became known to BSG fans for playing Commander Barry Garner, the third CO of Battlestar Pegasus, in the episode "The Captain's Hand" (Season 2.5).

Heard's extensive film resume included roles in "Big," "Beaches," "The Pelican Brief," and the Denzel Washington-directed "The Great Debaters."  On the small screen, Heard appeared in such shows as Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Prison Break, and the CBS reboot of MacGyver along with the first "Sharknado" TV movie (in 2013).

John Heard was proceeded in death by a brother, Matthew, in 1995, and is survived by three children.

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So Say We All. RIP Richard Hatch. Responder crew and Marines stand ready to render Honors.
Actor Richard Hatch, who appeared in both TV incarnations of Battlestar Galatica, died on February 7th after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was 71.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Hatch first gained attention in 1970, in the daytime soap opera All My Children.  His first major TV role was in 1976, as Inspector Dan Robbins in the final season of The Streets of San Francisco, replacing Michael Douglas.

Hatch's role of Captain Apollo in Glen A. Larson's Battlestar Galactica only lasted one season (1978), but garnered a Golden Globe award nomination in 1979.  In the 1990s, he tried to convince Universal Studios to revive the series as a followup to the original (ignoring Galactica 1980), but failed.  He would later play terrorist-turned-politician Tom Zarek, a recurring character, in the rebooted series helmed by Ronald D. Moore.

Along with BSG, Hatch appeared in a number of other s-f projects including the Steampunk short film "Cowboys & Engines" with Malcolm McDowell & Walter Koenig, and the controversial Star Trek fan film short "Prelude to Axanar."

Ron Moore & Edward James Olmos took to Twitter to offer condolences on Richard Hatch's passing.  Moore called Hatch's death "a heavy blow to the entire BSG family."  Olmos paid tribute, tweeting, "you made our universe a better place.  We love you for it.  Rest In Peace my friend @SoSayWeAll the Admiral!"

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Amen, Eddie.

Announcement Just read, He will be missed.
So Say We All!
Memorial Hallway / Re: R.I.P. Ron Glass (Firefly, Barney Miller)
« Last post by Dale Paul Darr on December 15, 2016, 08:56:03 PM »
Just read this announcement, May you sleep well in death, You wil not be forgotten.
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