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barney miller castmembers - who's alive (and who's dead)?
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j***@gmail.com
2018-04-08 14:55:11 UTC
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greetings from the land of the living,
my question regards the current cardiac activity of the the
castmembers
from the tv show "barney miller". who, if any, has died?
thanks for your earthly attention.
Jack Soo (Nick Yemana) is no longer with us (he died during the show's run).
The others - Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg,
James Gregory, Barbara Barrie, and the guy who played Frank Levitt (can't
think of his name) are all still alive AFAIK.
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Ron Carey played uniformed officer Carl Levitt, who Harris' character always called "L'il Levitt". Ron Carey was a major cast member of Mel Brooks' classic Hitchcock spoof "High Anxiety". As of 4/8/2018, only Max Gail and Hal Linden survive from the show's cast.
That Derek
2018-04-08 15:28:11 UTC
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As of 4/8/2018, only Max Gail and Hal Linden survive from the show's cast
What about Gregory Sierra who portrayed "Chano" in the first couple of seasons. He was a major opening-credits cast member.

I don't remember this character officially being written out. One of his last appearances involved Chano having to shoot and kill a perpetrator, an action for which he experienced a great deal of anguish.

It was probably safe to assume that Chano left the force.
Michael OConnor
2018-04-08 16:27:45 UTC
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As of 4/8/2018, only Max Gail and Hal Linden survive from the show's cast
What about Gregory Sierra who portrayed "Chano" in the first couple of seasons. He was a major opening-credits cast member.
According to IMDB, Gregory Sierra is still alive, 77 years old. He was only on the first two seasons of Barney Miller. However, I was watching "The Towering Inferno" last night, where he played the bartender on the 138th floor of the Glass Tower. He was killed in the climax when the water tanks blew.
David Carson
2018-04-08 15:31:26 UTC
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Ron Carey played uniformed officer Carl Levitt, who Harris' character always called "L'il Levitt".
Making fun of someone for the way he was born and can't do anything about!
Genius!
Kenny McCormack
2018-04-08 15:53:40 UTC
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Ron Carey played uniformed officer Carl Levitt, who Harris' character always
called "L'il Levitt".
Making fun of someone for the way he was born and can't do anything about!
I suppose that means we can't be making fun of Donald Trump anymore...
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That Derek
2018-04-08 17:13:47 UTC
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However, I was watching "The Towering Inferno" last night, where he played the bartender on the 138th floor of the Glass Tower. He was killed in the climax when the water tanks blew.
Wow. I never saw "The Towering Inferno" -- thanks for ruining one of the plot points!

It seems I was too young to see it cinematically and just never got around to seeing it.

However, I do remember the joke going around the schoolyard:
Didja hear about the double-bill of "Earthquake" and "The Towering Inferno"?
It's called "Shake 'n' Bake."

(And I hailped!)
Michael OConnor
2018-04-08 17:34:20 UTC
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However, I was watching "The Towering Inferno" last night, where he played the bartender on the 138th floor of the Glass Tower. He was killed in the climax when the water tanks blew.
Wow. I never saw "The Towering Inferno" -- thanks for ruining one of the plot points!
It seems I was too young to see it cinematically and just never got around to seeing it.
Didja hear about the double-bill of "Earthquake" and "The Towering Inferno"?
It's called "Shake 'n' Bake."
(And I hailped!)
Sorry about not giving spoilers on a movie that was released in 1974, but he was a tertiary character.

I thought that once you got past the script problems of building the world's tallest building in San Francisco, and the engineering issues of putting a million gallons of water on top of a 138-story building, The Towering Inferno was slightly better than Earthquake, but not nearly as good as The Poseidon Adventure.
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