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https://www.cnn.com/2024/01/05/entertainment/david-soul-death/index.html

David Soul, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ star, dead at 80​


By Lisa Respers France, CNN
4 minute read
Updated 11:33 AM EST, Fri January 5, 2024


STARSKY AND HUTCH - Gallery - Shoot Date: June 16, 1975.

David Soul filming "Starsky & Hutch" on June 16, 1975.
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CNN —

David Soul, best known for his role in the popular 1970s television series “Starsky & Hutch” has died, his wife announced in a statement to CNN.
He was 80.
“David Soul – beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother – died yesterday (4 January) after a valiant battle for life in the loving company of family,” his wife Helen Snell wrote. “He shared many extraordinary gifts in the world as actor, singer, storyteller, creative artist and dear friend. His smile, laughter and passion for life will be remembered by the many whose lives he has touched.”
No cause of death was shared.
According to his site, the actor was born David Solberg in Chicago, Illinois and “spent the first twelve years of his life between the prairies of South Dakota and the divided city of post WWII Berlin.”
STARSKY AND HUTCH - Gallery - Season One - 9/3/75, David Soul (left) as the intellectual Kenneth Hutch Hutchinson and Paul Michael Glaser as the streetwise David Starsky are two Southern California plainclothes detectives who tear around the streets of Bay City fighting crime in Starsky's two-door red Ford Torino.

David Soul (left) as the intellectual Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson and Paul Michael Glaser as the streetwise David Starsky in "Starsky &. Hutch."
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His father, Richard Solberg, was a professor of history and political science as well as an ordained minister and moved the family to Berlin where the elder Solberg served as religious affairs advisor to the US High Commission and, later, as a senior representative for the Lutheran World Federation, a refugee relief organization.
The man who would go on to become a star had a passion for sports, including baseball and after graduating from high school, the then 18-year old was offered a contract to play with the Chicago White Sox.
But in his second year of college he opted instead to accompany his family to Mexico City, where his father had accepted a job teaching at Collegio American.
There he learned Spanish and fell into the entertainment industry almost by accident.
After getting involved in a movement to rid Mexico of corruption, a group of students gifted him with a guitar and taught him indigenous songs.
Upon returning to the Midwest, he sought out work and was hired to sing folk music at the Ten O’Clock Scholar, a University of Minnesota coffee house where the likes of Bob Dylan had performed. Being a “blond, blue-eyed Norwegian” who could sing Mexican folk songs won him the gig, according to information on his website.
Married at 21 with a child to support, he had a dispute with a friend who was an actor and also had a romantic interest in Solberg’s wife. After a confrontation with that friend left the actor unable to appear in a play, Solberg took over the role from him.
Soon after he seperated from his wife, shortened his last name to “Soul” and began performing as “The Covered Man.” After sending a photo of himself as “The Covered Man” and an audition tape to the William Morris talent agency, he was signed without even meeting them.
His television work in the 1960s in “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Star Trek” and “Flipper” led to a starring role as Joshua Bolt in the series “Here Come the Brides.”
While he is most famous for “Starsky & Hutch,” Soul also starred in the Dirty Harry film “Magnum Force,” which he said led to his role on the hit show.
File photo dated 11/03/04 of David Soul arrives for the UK premiere of Starsky & Hutch at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, central London.

David Soul in 2004.
Yui Mok/AP

“Warner Bros. decided that Christmas would be the perfect time to release its version of how to keep peace in the world: MAGNUM FORCE premiered on this day 50 years ago. Peace, in the form of curbstone justice,” Soul wrote in December on X, formerly Twitter. “I’m not sure much has changed since then. I’m actually embarrassed to tell you that (but it was a job and it landed me a little role in ‘Starsky & Hutch’ so I’m not complaining).”
Playing opposite Paul Michael Glaser, who starred as Detective Dave Starsky, the pair’s chemistry helped popularize “Starsky & Hutch.”
The show leaned into not only their crime fighting as undercover police officers, but also the setting of the fictitious Bay City, California, which included plenty of beautiful women and their two door Ford Gran Torino car.
Soul worked steadily as an actor after “Starsky & Hutch” ended, but he also never let go of his first love of music. He had a hit with the single “Don’t Give Up on Us” in 1976 and released five albums over the years.
In 2004, he and Glaser made cameos in the the crime comedy film adaptation of “Starsky & Hutch,” this time with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson playing the detectives.
Soul will also be remembered for his work as a director and a producer, including the 1987 documentary “Fighting Ministers,” which he co-directed, funded and produced.
 

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Honeymooners star Joyce Randolph dies at age 99: Actress played Trixie opposite Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows in the 1950s classic TV show

Joyce Randolph has passed away at the age of 99. The actress - who played Trixie Norton on the TV show The Honeymooners - died in her sleep in New York City on Saturday, her son Randy told TMZ on Sunday.

Joyce was the last surviving member of the main cast. The star was in hospice as she was suffering the effects of old age, it was added.

She played one of the main characters on the popular sitcom The Honeymooners, which aired from 1955 until 1956.

The show was centered around Jackie Gleason's rough NYC bus driver character Ralph Kramden who was always yelling at his wife Alice, played by Audrey Meadows.

But he had an optimistic side as well.

They lived in a Brooklyn apartment building near Trixie and her husband, Ed Norton, who was played by comedian Art Carney.


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Joyce Randolph has passed away at the age of 99. The actress - who played Trixie Norton on the TV show The Honeymooners - died in her sleep in New York City on Saturday, her son told TMZ on Sunday


The star was in hospice as she was suffering the effects of old age, it was added. Seen in 2014


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‘Star Trek’ star Gary Graham dead at 73: ‘This was sudden’

‘Star Trek’ star Gary Graham dead at 73: ‘This was sudden’​

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Published Jan. 23, 2024, 1:20 p.m. ET

“Star Trek” and “Alien Nation” star Gary Graham has died. He was 73.
Graham died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Spokane, Washington on Monday, his wife of nearly 25 years, Becky Graham, told the Hollywood Reporter.

Graham is best known for his role as Ocampan community leader Tanis on “Star Trek: Voyager,” as Vulcan ambassador Soval on “Star Trek: Enterprise” and as First Officer Ragnar in “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men” and “Star Trek: Renegades.”

He also played Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series “Alien Nation” in 1989. He resumed the role in five subsequent television movies: “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon” (1994), “Alien Nation: Body and Soul” (1995), “Alien Nation: Millennium” (1996), “Alien Nation: The Enemy Within” (1996), and “Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy” (1997).

The veteran actor’s ex-wife, Susan Lavelle, also announced his death with a touching tribute on Facebook.
Graham is best known for his role as Ocampan community leader Tanis on Star Trek: Voyager, 3
Graham is best known for his role as Ocampan community leader Tanis on “Star Trek: Voyager.”Paramount
“It is with deep profound sadness to say that Gary Graham, my ex husband, amazing actor and father of our beautiful only child together, Haylee Graham, has passed away today,” she began. “We are completely devastated especially our daughter. . . His wife, Becky was by his side.”
“I met Gary when I was just 20 years old and he was one half of the star duo on the tv series, ‘Alien Nation,’ ” Lavelle continued. “But he had already been in movies like ‘All the Right Moves’ with Tom Cruise. Of course, Gary has many more credits.”
Lavelle concluded the post by asking for prayers for their daughter during this difficult time.
Gary Graham starred in The Hollywood Knights,  a 1980 American teen comedy film written and directed by Floyd Mutrux. 3
Gary Graham starred in “The Hollywood Knights,” a 1980 American teen comedy film co-written and directed by Floyd Mutrux.©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Co / Everett Collection
“Gary was funny, sarcastic sense of humor but kind, fought for what he believed in, a devout Christian and was so proud of his daughter, Haylee,” she said. “This was sudden so please pray for our daughter as she navigates through this thing called grief.”

“Fly high into the heavens Gar!” Lavelle wrote. “Thank you for our journey and thank you for the gifts you left me in acting, my love of horses and most importantly, our daughter.”

The Post has reached out to reps for Graham for comment.
Gary Graham appeared in the 2017 film Champion. 3
Gary Graham appeared in the 2017 film “Champion.”Everett Collection / Everett Collection

Born on June 6, 1950, in Long Beach, California, Graham began his long television career in the 1970s when he made appearances on “Eight Is Enough,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “Police Woman” and “The Incredible Hulk.”
On the big screen, Graham made his mark with roles in “The Spy Within,” “The Last Warrior,” “The Arrogant,” “All the Right Moves,” “Robot Jox” and “Steel.”

Graham is survived by his wife, Becky, and daughter Haylee.
 

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Carl Weathers dies aged 76: Rocky and Predator actor passes peacefully in his sleep as Apollo Creed star's family pay tribute to 'exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life'

Iconic Rocky and Predator actor Carl Weathers has died aged 76.

The screen star, who was most famous for playing Rocky Balboa's adversary-turned boxing mentor Apollo Creed in four Rocky films, passed 'peacefully in his sleep' on Thursday, February 1, his family announced in a statement.

They said: 'We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carl Weathers. He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, February 1st, 2024.

'Carl was an exceptional human being who lived an extraordinary life. Through his contributions to film, television, the arts and sports, he has left an indelible mark and is recognized worldwide and across generations.

'He was a beloved brother, father, grandfather, partner, and friend.'

Former professional football player Weathers shot to worldwide fame playing heavyweight champion of the world Apollo Creed in 1976's Rocky.

Iconic Rocky and Predator actor Carl Weathers has died aged 76 (pictured 2016)


The screen star, who was most famous for playing Rocky Balboa's adversary-turned boxing mentor Apollo Creed in four Rocky films, passed 'peacefully in his sleep' on Thursday February 1, his family announced in a statement (pictured with Sylvester Stallone)


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today, we lost Mr. Dahmen. We are guided by all that he taught us, and his legacy lives on in the lives of those he touched. The twins and Ian are in shock he was an amazing teacher.
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Thanks for sharing. Good teachers are such a Godsend.
He was a good man. Some times the least of us make the biggest mark. Debbie is flying in for his funeral. And kake is taking a day off of class. As for Ian he is helping with a memorial for him.
 
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