Obits: Richard Kiel, Denny Miller

Two classic TV actors passed away in recent days.

Richard Kiel appeared on such classic shows as Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Land of the Lost, The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone and The Wild Wild West. He was also a regular on the short-lived 1975 William Shatner comedy-western series Barbary Coast.

Kiel was perhaps best-known for his role as Jaws in several James Bond movies back in the 1970s. He died Wednesday in Fresno, California at age 74.

Denny Miller played the first blond Tarzan in the 1959 movie Tarzan the Ape Man and was later in the cast of the long-running western series Wagon Train. Miller made numerous guest appearances on TV classics including The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-0, The Rifleman, The Rockford Files and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Miller also played Juliet Prowse’s husband in the 1965 sitcom Mona McCluskey. He passed away Tuesday in Las Vegas at age 80.

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