Ever have those moments of, "Hey, whatever happened to....?" Us too! Let's find out who's still around and who kicked the bucket with a game we're calling "Dead or Just Forgotten?" Scroll through the celebs of yesteryear and guess on your own, then go to page two for the answers!
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1. Ann B. Davis
2. Morley Safer
3. Phil Donahue
4. Dixie Carter
5. Jeff Conaway
6. Conrad Bain
7. Sally Jessy Raphael
8. Darren McGavin
9. Gene Wilder
10. Charlotte Rae
11. Jeffrey Jones
12. Ted Knight
13. Shelley Duvall
14. Nell Carter
15. Bob Denver
Go to page two for the answers!
1. Ann B. Davis: Just forgotten!
The middle square from The Brady Bunch and the live-in maid of the Brady clan is now 87! A retired actor, Davis now lives in an Episcopal community where she prays, studies the Bible, and does charity work. Oh, Alice!
2. Morley Safer: Just forgotten!
Canadian/American treasure and Muppet look-alike Morley Safer has been a correspondent on 60 Minutes since 1970 and is still going strong. After all, the spring chicken is only 82. You can still watch him Sunday nights on CBS.
3. Phil Donahue: Just forgotten!
Donahue hosted The Phil Donahue Show from 1967 to 1996, retired for seven years, and came back to host Donahue on MSNBC from 2002 to 2003. Over the years, Donahue has made appearances on The O'Reilly Factor and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is married to actress and activist Marlo Thomas and is 78.
4. Dixie Carter: Dead
The Designing Women star was known for being fabulous, beautiful, sassy, and a little scary. Other memorable roles for Carter include Family Law, Desperate Housewives, and The Edge of Night. She passed away in 2010 at the age of 70.
5. Jeff Conaway: Dead
Best known as the super sleazeball but also really cool Kenickie in Grease and conceited actor Bobby on Taxi, Jeff Conaway struggled with substance abuse for decades, starting in the 1980s. He even appeared in two seasons of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. Conaway passed away of pneumonia in 2011 at 60.
6. Conrad Bain: Dead
The Diff'rent Strokes star passed away last year at the age of 89. We'll always remember all the life lessons from Mr. Drummond...
7. Sally Jessy Raphael: Just forgotten!
The talkshow host, famous for her "Look at me now" reunions and "Can you believe I'm a man?"-themes and red framed glasses, stopped taping Sally in 2002. She's now 78.
8. Darren McGavin: Dead
McGavin had a ton of stage, film, and TV credits, but we know and love him best as the grumpy dad who can't read English from A Christmas Story. We were pretty sad to learn he passed away in 2006, if only because it'd be great to hear him say, "Shut up, Ralphie" one last time.
9. Gene Wilder: Just forgotten!
The beloved Mr. Wonka and Dr. Frankenstein live on in our hearts, and on, like, every TV channel all the time, but today, Gene Wilder is an 80-year-old retired actor. In this 92nd Street Y interview, he claimed he is not funny. We find that hard to believe.
10. Charlotte Rae: Just forgotten!
You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have the catchiest TV sitcom song ever... and Charlotte Rae, who played the all-knowing but super-fun Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life. And who could forget her shaky voice and poofy red hair? Now, she's still kicking it at 87 and rocking a white 'do. In 2011, she appeared in Pretty Little Liars and in 2012, she was in Love Sick Love. You go, Mrs. Garrett!
11. Jeffrey Jones: Just forgotten!
Zoinks! Maybe we forgot him but the law sure hasn't. Jeffrey Jones, also known as Mr. Rooney from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice, was arrested for child pornography in 2003 and then again in 2010 for not updating his sex offender status. Yeesh. He is 67.
12. Ted Knight: Dead
Knight is best known for his roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Caddyshack. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is a Hollywood legend. He died of colon cancer in 1986 at the age of 62.
13. Shelley Duvall: Just forgotten!
The Shining, Popeye, and Annie Hall actress has not been in a film since 2002. She resides quietly in Texas with her pets. Duvall is 64.
14. Nell Carter: Dead
TV and stage actress Nell Carter was a powerhouse talent - she's best known for her roles on Gimme a Break!, Ain't Misbehavin', and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper. She passed away in 2003 at age 54.
15. Bob Denver: Dead
The star of Gilligan's Island sadly passed away in 2005 at the age of 70. Before acting on the popular show, he was a teacher at Corpus Christi School. In 1998, he was arrested for pot possession. R.I.P., Denver!
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