He adopted the latter touch after the 2006 death of friend and "60 Minutes" newsman Ed Bradley, who also sported an earring. On screen, he invariably played himself, appearing on TV's "The Blacklist" and in the 2009 Russell Crowe film "State of Play." He also appeared in documentaries "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" and "Without Bias," both in 2009. Vance was also open about his battles with drug addiction and depression.
His outsize personality and fame led him to make appearances on film and in TV, attracting an audience from outside the D. Columnist David Carr (from left), Washington Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry and anchorman Jim Vance attend a screening of "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" at the HBO Theater on Aug. Bradford said the Pennsylvania native was "not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area."MORE AZCENTRAL ON SOCIAL: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Oct.
WASHINGTON — A beloved longtime news anchor in the nation's capital has died.
WRC-TV President and General Manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement that Jim Vance died Saturday morning. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer."We've lost our leader, our conscience and, above all, our friend," co-anchor Doreen Gentzler told viewers on Saturday.
Guillaume is probably best known to audiences for playing Benson Du Bois, first on ABC's "Soap" and then in his own spin-off, "Benson." The role of the acerbic butler-turned-politico earned the actor two Emmys.
He also earned a Tony nomination for his role in a 1977 revival of "Guys and Dolls" and lent his voice to Rafiki in Disney's animated classic "The Lion King." The actor was 89. 16, 2017: Roy Dotrice, an award-winning actor with a screen career that dates back to the '50s, has died.
He appeared with his mother on her hit program "Petticoat Junction," as well as such shows as "The Beverly Hillbillies, "Here's Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mannix." He landed a regular role as Donovan, a smart journalist, in "Lou Grant," which ran from 1977-1982.
He also starred in the 1983 ABC series "Trauma Center," and made multiple appearances on "St.
Hall died of heart failure, according to the New York Times. The actress appeared on the show as tart-tongued Vera Duckworth from 1974 to 2008.
The actress was diagnosed with emphysema in the early 2000s, and Vera was written out of the show in 2008, dying in her sleep.
She joined the Raymond Burr mystery "Ironside" in 1971 and stayed until the NBC show ended in 1975.