What's really creepy about this is that last week, I lost a good friend and former roommate to suicide. At the beginning of each year, he would predict which famous person would die in that year. Sounds morbid I know.
For the past 6 years, he had predicted Conrad Bains passing and was wrong luckily.
The only remaining member from the TV show Different Strokes is Todd Bridges (Willis)
His daughter in the TV show Dana Plato died in 1999 of a drug overdose and Gary Coleman (Arnold) died a few years ago falling down the stairs. I voted for him in the California recall election of 2003 when he ran for governor.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7609 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
Prior to Different Strokes; Conrad Bain also played Dr. Arthur Harmon (Maude's next-door neighbor) in the 70s sitcom, Maude that ran from 1972-1978. That's where I remember him from.
Guess on my part, but look for the Antenna TV station to do a Maude/Different Strokes marathon as a tribute to Conrad Bain in the forseable future. They did a similar The Monkees marathon when Davey Jones did last year.
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Airstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3333 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
I had been living with no TV for a couple years; then found an old, CRT-style set near the recycle bins in my building (with an it's-free-and-it-works note stuck to it). So I've spent the past couple weeks soaking up good olde tyme TV fare, such as reruns on those "MeTV" and "AntennaTV" networks. I'd never seen Maude before and I enjoyed seeing Conrad Bain's work on that series, as it proves he had a good range as an actor. On Diff'rent Strokes his character was a likeable fellow, on Maude his character was an ass, and he made both roles believable. I became more curious about the guy and so logged on to Wikipedia just the other night, was surprised to learn he'd been born in 1923; I thought he was younger than that (read: thought, boy he sure is olllllllld).
Did I kill Conrad Bain?
Some weeks ago I accepted a bet to make a list, off the top of my head, of 100 celebrities who'd died in my lifetime; the first one I named, for some untraceable reason, was Jack Klugman (then immediately questionned myself on whether Klugman had yet died or not). Thirty-six hours later...
Quoting L-188 (Reply 2): If so moght as well say the entire cast has passed
He has appeared in a few shows in recent years as well as Celebrity Death Match where he kicked Vanilla Ice's arse. I picked of a copy of the movie San Franpsycho where Todd Bridges plays the role of a detective. The movie is awful.
I don't think Bridges ever did time. He was acquitted of 2nd degree murder when testimony exonerated him and then not charged when he actually did stab someone, because he was acting in self defense when a guy attacked him with a sword. He did have a bad crack problem in the late 80's, but has turned it around, by all acounts.
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