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Friday, December 28, 2012
R.I.P. 1950s and Before
Among those we lost in 2012: Dick Clark, who started his career with American Bandstand in the 1950s, and remained ageless for decades. Marc Swayze, artist for the original Captain Marvel comic books who created Mary Marvel. Herb Reed, last surviving original member of The Platters, one of the great groups of the 1950s. Andy Griffith, film actor who scored big in 50s TV. Peggy Ahern, already grown up when the Our Gang comedies became TV staples in the 50s. Lucille Bliss, who voiced the pioneer 1950s TV cartoon hero, Crusader Rabbit. Dorothy McGuire of the McGuire Sisters, stars of records and TV in the 50s. Don Grady, whose best known TV role was in My Three Sons. Gone now, but their work lives on.