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Trivia Quiz - Celebrities Who Died During Their TV Series


How much do you know about the actors and actresses who died while the series was still on the air?

Quiz Number: 2664
Date Submitted: June 22, 2008
Quiz Categories: TV, Radio & Stage
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 65.6 percent
Times Taken: 282 times
Taken by Registered Users: 38

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Celebrities Who Died During Their TV Series
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1. Bea Benaderet died in 1968 while the sitcom in which she played, "Petticoat Junction" was still on the air. What was Bea's character on the show?
  A.   Billie Jo Bradley
  B.   Bobbie Jo Bradley
  C.   Betty Jo Bradley
  D.   Kate Bradley

2. Nicholas Colasanto died in 1985 while the sitcom in which he played the character Ernie "Coach" Pantusso was still on the air. On which sitcom did he play?
  A.   Cheers
  B.   Webster
  C.   Taxi
  D.   Silver Spoons

3. This actress, who played Selma Hacker on the TV sitcom "Night Court," died while the series was still on the air in 1985. What was her name?
  A.   Marsha Warfield
  B.   Selma Diamond
  C.   Florence Halop
  D.   Markie Post

4. David Strickland took his own life in 1999 while the sitcom in which he played, "Suddenly Susan" was still on the air. What character did he play on the show?
  A.   Nate Knaborski
  B.   Jack Richmond
  C.   Luis Rivera
  D.   Todd Styles

5. This actress, who played Joan Bradford on the TV series "Eight is Enough," died while the series was still on the air in 1977. What was her name?
  A.   Lani O'Grady
  B.   Dianne Kay
  C.   Diana Hyland
  D.   Betty Buckley

6. Phil Hartman was killed in 1998 while the sitcom in which he played the character Bill McNeal was still on the air. On which sitcom did he play?
  A.   NewsRadio
  B.   Seinfeld
  C.   Newhart
  D.   My Two Dads

7. Michael Conrad died in 1983 while the TV drama on which he played, "Hill Street Blues" was still on the air. What was Conrad's character on the show?
  A.   Det. Neal Washington
  B.   Sgt. Mick Belker
  C.   Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
  D.   Capt. Frank Furillo

8. Ray Collins died in 1965 while the TV series in which he played the character Lt. Arthur Tragg was still on the air. What was name of the series in which he played?
  A.   Perry Mason
  B.   Felony Squad
  C.   Dragnet
  D.   Hawaii Five-O

9. Ted Knight died in 1986 while the TV sitcom in which he played the character Henry Rush was still on the air. What was name of the series in which he played?
  A.   Diff'rent Strokes
  B.   Bosom Buddies
  C.   Too Close For Comfort
  D.   Married… with Children

10. John Ritter died in 2003 while the sitcom in which he played, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" was still on the air. What was John's character on the show?
  A.   Coach Scott
  B.   David Spade
  C.   Jim Egan
  D.   Paul Hennessy


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