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TV icon Gary Collins, dead at 74

By April MacIntyre Oct 14, 2012, 7:39 GMT

TV icon Gary Collins, dead at 74

Collins was the former Miss America emcee who was also a television actor and host.

Emmy award winner Gary Collins, a fixture of American television, has passed away at the age of 74 in Biloxi, MS.

According to TMZ, the Charlie's Angel's star passed away at the Biloxi Regional Medical Center around 1:00 AM from natural causes.

Collins was the former Miss America emcee who was also a television actor and host.

His work in classic TV series like Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Iron Horse, hosting the Miss America Contest and his Hour Magazine talk-show are what so many of us remember tonight.

Collins was married to Mary Ann Mobley for 45 years, and together they had a daughter. He has two children from his first marriage to Susan Peterson.

Mobley was Miss America 1959 who became a film and television actress. She appeared on the film "Get Yourself a College Girl" in 1964 and "Girl Happy," in 1965, among many.

Collins and Mobley were involved with the March of Dimes for more than 20 years.



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