Jed Allan, who built a long career in soap operas and other media as a family patriarch, died Saturday. according to his son’s post on Facebook. He was 84.
Allan began his career on the CBS soaps
Love of Life and The Secret Storm, then joined in 1971. He played the role of Don Craig for 14 years, then segued in 1986 to patriarch C.C. Capwell on Days of Our Lives . Santa Barbara
When that show ended in 1993, he joined Beverly Hills 90210 as Rush Sanders, the father of Ian Ziering’s Steve. But the lure of soaps was still strong and in 2004, he temporarily took over the role of
General Hospital‘s Edward Quartermaine.
Aside from soaps, Allan played Forest Ranger Scott Turner on
for three years, the main human companion for the collie. He also appeared as the host of Lassie Celebrity Bowling in the 1970s, and hosted a game show pilot, Temptation, in 1981. He was also in numerous TV movies.
Born Jed Allan Brown, he was married to Toby Brown until her death in 2001. The couple had three sons, Mitch, Dean, and Rick.
No memorial plans have been announced.
In memoriam 2019: Remembering stars we lost this year (via Photo Services):
Stars we've lost in 2019
Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died March 22. She was 63.
John Carl Buechler
John Carl Buechler, whose Hollywood horror film makeup and special effects made movies like "Hatchet," "Deep Freeze" and the Michael Moriarty-starrer "Troll" into classic frightfests, died March 18. He was 66.
Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died March 17. He was 82.
Dick Dale, who was known as the King of the Surf Guitar and recorded the hit song “Misirlou,” which was revived on the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack, died March 16. He was 81.
Mike Thalassitis, a former contestant on “Love Island” and “Celebs Go Dating,” died March 15. He was 26.
Drummer Hal Blaine, who propelled dozens of major hit records during the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite, ubiquitous cadre of first-call studio musicians, died March 11. He was 90.
Dr. Jim Raman
Former "Amazing Race" contestant Dr. James "Jim" Raman died March 11. He was 42.
Jed Allan, who acted in numerous daytime soaps, including “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Santa Barbara,” died March 9. He was 84.
Sidney Sheinberg, who served for more than 20 years as president and COO of MCA, Inc and Universal Studios and helped build the former agency into a potent entertainment corporation, died March 7. He was 84.
Luke Perry, who shot to fame on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and most recently starred on the CW's "Riverdale," died March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.
Christopher Alan Pallies
Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Alan Pallies, died March 4. He was 61. He is best known for his appearances in the “World Wrestling Federation”.
Keith Flint, the iconic frontman of the 1990s electronic band “The Prodigy,” died March 4. He was 49. Flint was known for The Prodigy’s best-known singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe”.
Lisa Sheridan an American actress, who appeared in TV series like “Invasion” and “Halt and Catch Fire” died Feb. 28. She was 44.
Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” died Feb. 27 after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.
Jeraldine Saunders, creator of ABC series “The Love Boat,” died Feb. 26. She was 96. Saunders was best known for writing the 1974 book “The Love Boats,” which the ABC comedy drama was based on.
Mark David Hollis
Mark Hollis, the frontman of the band “Talk Talk,” died Feb. 25. He was 64. The band released several hit singles in 1980s such as “It’s My Life,” “Such a shame,” “Talk Talk” and “Life’s What You Make It”.
Katherine Helmond, the seven-time Emmy-nominated actress who played the feisty, man-crazy mother Mona Robinson on the long-running ABC sitcom “Who’s the Boss?”, died Feb. 23. She was 89.
Morgan Woodward was an American actor, best known for his character oil-man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV show “Dallas,” died Feb. 22. He was 93. Woodward also appeared on the original "Star Trek" series and "Gunsmoke" TV series.
Steven James Brody
Steven James Brody, known professionally as Brody Stevens, who appeared in the movie “The Hangover,” died Feb. 22. He was 48. Brody was also known for appearances on “Chelsea Lately,” “Due Date” and Chris Hardwick's “@midnight”.
Stanley Donen, was an American film director, best known for the 1952 musical “Singin' in the Rain,” which he co-directed. Donen died Feb. 21. He was 94. His other films included “On the Town,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Funny Face”.
Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series died Feb. 21. He was 77.
Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor best known for dramatizing Adolf Hitler’s final days in 2004’s “Downfall,” died Feb. 15. He was 77.
WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales, a native of Puerto Rico and the first “Triple Crown” winner in WWE died Feb. 12. He was 76.
Carmen Argenziano, an actor best known for his roles in “Stargate SG-1” and “The Godfather Part II,” died Feb. 10. He was 75.
Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in "Annie," "Erin Brockovich" and "Tom Jones," died Feb. 7. He was 82.
Nita Bieber, a onetime dancer and actress who appeared with the Three Stooges in "Rhythm and Weep," with Judy Garland in "Summer Stock" and with Tony Curtis in "The Prince Who Was a Thief," died Feb. 4. She was 92.
Kristoff St. John
Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Young & the Restless," died Feb. 3. He was 52.
Julie Adams, the actress best-known for starring in the 1954 monster horror film "The Creature From the Black Lagoon," died Feb. 3. She was 92.
British comedian and actor Jeremy Hardy, who was a regular on television and radio panel shows from the early 1990s, died Feb. 1. He was 57.
Neal James, who appeared on Animal Planet’s "Call of the Wildman," died Feb. 1. He was 55.
Harold Bradley, who played on thousands of country, pop and rock ’n’ roll recordings, including landmark hits like Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely,” died Jan. 31. He was 93.
Dick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film “Gremlins,” died Jan. 30. He was 90.
James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," died Jan. 29. He was 66.
Chef Fatima Ali, who appeared on cooking shows such as “Chopped” and season 15 of “Top Chef,” died Jan. 25. She was 29.
Merwin Goldsmith, who appeared in films like “Cadillac Man," and on the TV series "Law & Order" and "The Good Wife," died Jan 24. He was 81.
Jonas Mekas, director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23. He was 96.
Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died Jan.22. He was 32.
Singer-comedienne Kaye Ballard, who starred alongside Eve Arden in the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law” and was among the stars of the 1976 feature based on Terrence McNally’s farce “The Ritz,” died Jan. 21. She was 93.
Actor and comedian Steven Levy, aka Steve Bean, who appeared in "Ray Donovan," died Jan. 21. He was 58.
Bradley Bolke, who provided the voice of Chumley the walrus opposite Don Adams on the "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoons of the 1960s, died Jan. 15. He was 93.
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, died Jan. 17. He was 82.
Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died Jan. 16.
Shirley Boone, the wife of legendary 1950’s singer Pat Boone, died Jan. 11. She was 84.
William Morgan Sheppard
William Morgan Sheppard, "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" Actor, died Jan.5. He was 86. Sheppard was known for his many appearances across the "Star Trek" franchise. His other credits include an episode of "Doctor Who", in which he starred as Old Canton Delaware alongside his son Mark.
Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” died Jan. 15, her publicist said in a statement. She was 97.
Kevin Fret, the singer and rapper, who dubbed himself the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was fatally shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. He was 24 years old.
Clydie King, whose earthy, gospel-rooted voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Jan.7. She was 75.
Jo Andres worked as a director, editor, choreographer and artist throughout her years in the industry. She went on to direct the award-winning 1996 film "Black Kites", which starred Lucian Buscemi died Jan.6. She was 65.
One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died Jan. 23 in the capital, Harare. He was 66.
Louisa Moritz, who famously starred in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” alongside Jack Nicholson, died Jan. 4. She was 72.
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of "The Captain and Tennille" who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Legendary WWE and WCW interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Pegi Young, who co-founded the Bridge School with her former husband of 36 years Neil Young, died Jan. 1. She was 66.
Mary Kay Stearns
Mary Kay Stearns, one of TV’s earliest, if now largely forgotten, sitcom stars who beat Lucille Ball to on-air pregnancy by at least four years, died Nov. 17, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. She was 93.