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Warren Frost

Warren Frost Dies: ‘Twin Peaks’ & ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Was 91

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Warren Frost, who played Will “Doc” Hayward on the original and upcoming versions of Twin Peaks and George Costanza’s cabin-cherishing almost-father-in-law on Seinfeld during a half-century acting career, died today in Middlebury, VT, after a long illness. He was 91. The news was reported by his son, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

Gerald Hirschfeld Dies: ‘Young Frankenstein’ & ‘Fail-Safe’ Lensman Was 95

“From the Normandy shores on D-Day to his 50-year career on stage and screen, he remained the same humble guy from Vermont who taught us that a life devoted to telling the right kind of truths can make a real difference in the lives of others,” his family said in a statement. “We’re grateful to have shared him with the world for as long as we did.” Continue reading

Jeff Douglas

Jeff Douglas, who created OPB’s ‘Oregon Art Beat,’ dies

jeff-douglas.jpgJeff Douglas, who created Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Oregon Art Beat” series before he retired in 2011, has died of cancer. The Oregonian/File

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Jeff Douglas, who played a historic role in establishing such OPB signature series as ”Oregon Art Beat” and ”Oregon Field Guide,” has died of cancer.

Douglas, who retired in 2011 at the age of 65, was one of the most familiar voices in Oregon broadcasting, having been one of the founders of KINK-FM radio in the late 1960s, up through his work at OPB.

As I wrote in a profile of Douglas upon his 2011 retirement, the man who grew up in Virginia moved to Portland in July 1968, after graduating with a degree in economics from Dartmouth College.

Douglas began working for King Broadcasting, at the time a Seattle-based company that owned KGW.

“They had an FM license at a time when nobody was making any money in FM,” Douglas said in our interview. Sensing a need for a new style of radio, Douglas was one of people who put KINK radio on the air on Christmas Day, 1968, when the station was known as “the underground link.” In place of the customary singles that made up the top 40, KINK played album cuts, from artists including Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix.

Douglas’ career included a stint as KINK general manager, a move to producing TV news with KGW-TV, and then joining OPB in 1990.

During his time at the public broadcasting service, Douglas was a reporter for the outdoor series, “Oregon Field Guide,” served as vice president of local production and created “Oregon Art Beat.”

Jeff Douglas, popular host of public broadcasting’s ‘Oregon Art Beat,’ retires

Jeff Douglas is the voice that many Oregonians have come to associate with OPB and some of its most popular shows. But now the veteran radio and TV host has taped his last segment and taken off his mike. Kristi Turnquist was there for the farewells.

OPB reports that Douglas, who was born with the name Malcolm Cross, shared details of his battle with cancer on his Facebook page.

Al Jarreau

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

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Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring due to exhaustion. Continue reading

Packy

Packy, the much-loved Oregon Zoo elephant, dies at 54

Belle, a very pregnant Asian elephant, was in the throes of labor, thrashing wildly, bawling in pain and ramming her mass against the walls of her enclosure as caretakers looked on. She calmed briefly, but by 5:56 a.m., she became agitated again. At 5:58, 225 pounds of Packy, a pachyderm whose celebrity preceded even his birth, slid into the world.

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And today, Feb. 9, 2017, he slid out of it, euthanized by veterinarians at the zoo where he was born 54 years earlier after a long bout with recurring tuberculosis. Continue reading

Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ actor and ’70s heartthrob, dies at 71

Richard Hatch, well-known for playing Captain Apollo in ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ has died at 71 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. USA TODAY

Actor Richard Hatch, best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” film and TV series, has died. He was 71. Continue reading

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