Gary Collins

About Gary Collins

Who is it?: Actor, Writer
Birth Day: April 30, 1938
Birth Place:  Venice, California, United States
Alma mater: Santa Monica City College
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1962–2011
Spouse(s): Susan Lachman (1964–1967) (divorced) Mary Ann Mobley (1967–2012) (his death)
Children: 3
Awards: Outstanding Host Or Hostess In A Talk Or Service Series For: 'Hour Magazine' (1980) – Won Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host – 1983

Gary Collins

Gary Collins was born on April 30, 1938 in  Venice, California, United States, is Actor, Writer. Born on April 30, 1938 in Venice, California, Gary Collins was one of the most versatile actors in the entertainment industry. Gary attended Santa Monica City College and then enlisted in the United States Army for two years. While in uniform, Gary discovered acting and performed as a radio and television personality for the Armed Forces Network. A talented and diverse actor, he portrayed a variety of characters in films, television movies, miniseries, television series and on stage. In addition to these roles, Gary was also well known for his easygoing style and warmth as a Host. Gary was married to actress, television personality and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley. He and his wife have were involved with the March of Dimes for more than 20 years and they were active volunteers in relief organizations to end world hunger. They were also involved with the National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis. Gary Collins died at age 74 of natural causes on October 13, 2012 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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As per our current Database, Gary Collins has been died on October 13, 2012(2012-10-13) (aged 74)\nBiloxi, Mississippi, U.S..

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When Gary Collins die, Gary Collins was 74 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 30, 1938 ( Venice, California, United States)
Birthday April 30
Town/City  Venice, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Gary Collins’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

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Gary Collins was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Awards and nominations:

Collins was nominated for an Emmy Award six times and won in 1983 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



Gary Ennis Collins (April 30, 1938 – October 13, 2012) was an American film and television actor and talk show host.


Collins was born in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, California. He was raised there by a single mother who was a waitress and factory worker. Gary attended Venice High School and graduated with the Class of 1955. After attending Santa Monica City College, he went into the United States Army.


Collins guest-starred in dozens of television shows beginning in the 1960s, including The Virginian, Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man, Alf, The Love Boat, The Bionic Woman , Charlie's Angels, Roots, Gimme A Break!, Friends, "Yes, Dear", JAG, and most recently Dirty Sexy Money. He appeared in the episode "You're Not Alone" from the 1977 anthology series Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected (known in the United Kingdom as Twist in the Tale).


Collins also had many film roles, including The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962), Angel in My Pocket (1969) also starring Andy Griffith, the original Airport (1970), Quarantined (1970), Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974), The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977), the horror thriller Killer Fish (1979), starring Lee Majors, Watchers Reborn (1998), and Jungle Book: Lost Treasure (1998). He also played an American Astronaut involved in a UFO cover up in the 1980 film Hangar 18.


Collins made a career in television, co-starring, with Jack Warden and Mark Slade, in the 1965 series The Wackiest Ship in the Army. He co-starred, with Dale Robertson and Robert Random, in the 1966-68 series The Iron Horse. He starred in the 1972 television series Sixth Sense, in syndication part of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, as the parapsychologist and ESP-gifted Dr. Michael Rhodes. In 1974, he starred in the series Born Free, based on the life of George Adamson, a Kenya wildlife Conservationist best known for his work with lions. Collins appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason: in 1965 he played Assistant District Attorney and defendant Larry Germaine in the 1965 episode, "The Case of the Fatal Fetish," and in 1966 he played murderer Alex Tanner in "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper."


In 1967 Collins married Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America (1959). They were separated in 2011, but reconciled; he moved to her home state of Mississippi to be with her in 2012, while she battled breast cancer. They had one child: a daughter, Mary Clancy Collins.


Collins hosted the Group W television talk show Hour Magazine from 1980 to 1988, and co-hosted the ABC television series The Home Show from 1989 to 1994. He was the host of the Miss America Pageant from 1982 to 1990. He and wife Mary Ann Mobley replaced Bob Barker as co-hosts of the Pillsbury Bake-Off on CBS from 1984 to 1988 before being replaced by Willard Scott in 1990.


Collins was nominated for an Emmy Award six times and won in 1983 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


The final decade of Collins's life was marred by several run-ins with the law. In January 2008, Collins served four days in jail in Glendale, California, for his second DUI conviction. He was arrested a year later, on January 31, 2009, in Santa Barbara County, California, and pleaded no contest to driving a motor home while drunk. He was sentenced to 120 days "home detention," according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office spokesperson. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.29, more than three times the legal limit.


In November 2010 Collins was charged with a misdemeanor for leaving the scene of an accident in Jackson, Mississippi. He was fined $500. On January 5, 2011, Collins was charged with defrauding an innkeeper, a felony, in Harrison County, Mississippi, for allegedly failing to pay his bill at Jazzeppi's Restaurant, according to a statement released by the Biloxi Police Department. Collins said the restaurant was taking too long to deliver his dinner, so he left and refused to pay the bill. He paid a $500 fine two weeks later and did not appear in court.


Collins died around 1 a.m. on October 13, 2012, at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, of natural causes.

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