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Gary Collins

Dead at 74

10/13/2012 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gary Collins
, a legendary TV actor and host, died early this morning in Biloxi, MS at the age of 74.

Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells TMZ he passed of natural causes just before 1:00 AM at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

Collins' resumé is a mile long ... having appeared on episodes of such hit shows as "Fantasy Island," "Charlie's Angels," "Alice," "The Love Boat," "Police Story" ... the list goes on. 

Collins was also known for hosting the talk show "Hour Magazine" and from 1980-1988 and hosted the Miss America Pageant from 1985-1989.

He married former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley in 1967 and the couple had one child together. They separated last year.

Collins also had two children from a previous marriage.

Over the last few years, Collins had several run-ins with the law, including a DUI arrest where his blood alcohol level was a whopping .29.

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46.

Antonio Rigney    

Legendary????? Rather a loose use of a description for (at best) 2nd rate / B-Grade actor, don't you think? Spenser Tracy, Cary Grant, et al ... even John Wayne were legendary. But gary Collins. Pul-e-e-e-z-z-z

738 days ago
47.

kat    

Weird, I was watching a Friends rerun with him in it today. RIP

738 days ago
48.

eddiemylove    

He was anything but legendary.

738 days ago
49.

jpm4444    

A really nice and personable guy who was well liked by all. The best hair in hollywood too!

738 days ago
50.

tiff    

Apparently I've been mistaken all these years about the meaning of the word "legendary".

738 days ago
51.

Tracker    

test

738 days ago
52.

CitySide    

R.I.P. Mr. Collins.

738 days ago
53.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

I remember him as sort of cute, older, and sort of creepy. I always thought of Peter frampton as cute but creepy too. So much for the 70's qualudes and wine!

738 days ago
54.

TiffC    

I miss Gary...

Coleman.

737 days ago
55.

Screendude    

"Legendary"?????

Come on....

737 days ago
56.

homer house     

looking good , things are looking up.

737 days ago
57.

Mark    

Always liked Gary Collins! The show I remember him most for is Night Gallery where he play a psychic professor. Sorry he had so many troubles in his later years.

736 days ago
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