Oct 13, 2012
Gary Collins' cause of death was natural causes, according to doctors at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Mississippi, the home state of wife Mary Ann Mobley.
Gary Ennis Collins was born on April 30, 1938, in Venice, California. Collins attended Santa Monica City College before joining the U.S. Army and becoming an on-air announcer and program host for Armed Forces Radio.
After his military service, Garry Collins landed TV acting roles on "The Wackiest Ship in the Army," "Iron Horse," "The Virginian," "Perry Mason," "Hawaii Five-O," "The Sixth Sense," "Born Free," "Ironside," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "The Love Boat," "Roots," "Charlie's Angels," "Hour Magazine," "The Home Show," "JAG," and "Friends."
Among his many Hollywood film roles were performances in the classic blockbuster movies, Cleopatra and Airport.
In honor of his 50-year acting career, Gary Collins was presented with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, cementing his place in Tinseltown's history.
Collins also goes down in history as the man who announced Vanessa Williams as Miss America, not a bad thing at all and definitely historic.
The late Gary Collins is survived by his wife of 45 years, former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley, along with his three children, friends and fans who mourn the death of Gary Collins.
Gary Collins 1938-2012