Friday, January 17, 2014

The Professor And Reuben Kincaid Have Died

Classic television suffered a huge loss yesterday when both The Professor and Reuben Kincaid died.

The Professor, aka Russell Johnson started his careers in Westerns but will always be known for his portrayal of the only person with any sense on Gilligan's Island. He was 89.

Also passing away yesterday was Dave Madden who played the seemingly always exasperated manager of the Partridge Family. He was 82.

19 comments:

Patty said...

2 Legends from my childhood. RIP

There was a Gilligan's Island marathon last night on TV Land, starting with episode #1.

audrey said...

May they both Rest in Peace.

TalksTooMuch said...

The Professor! RIP fellas

Vera L- said...

and one of the last Oz munchkins makes the triad complete.

Mary Anne said...

They live on in reruns.

Paint Chips said...

I just loved the Professor and I grew up watching. Occasionally over the years Howard Stern would call him up and they would just chat about his life and what he was doing now. Howard would always ask him questions about his cast members from Gilligan's Island.

Such a nice guy.

MISCH said...

Ah, def part of my childhood …RIP

lower_scott_hill said...

loved them both. RIP gentlemen...

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP both, although I didn't know either.

The Dude said...

I have to admit watching the Professor was an inspiration for me going after my Engineering degree. He got to make so many cool things out of nothing.

Brenda L said...

When I was a little girl I thought the Professor was hot.

Count Jerkula said...

RIP fellas.

ninotchka said...

Aww, that's sad. The Professor was the original Macgyver.

califblondy said...

Me too! He was a handsome man.

Sherry said...

I always thought the Professor and Ginger would have made the best kids, smart and gorgeous.

AKM said...

I love Mr. Kincaid, and I liked him on "Alice," too. He was apparently a surrogate father for Danny Bonaduce, and very nice and funny from what I've read. (Big PF fan here.)

Stepforded said...

They both had good innings though ... RIP

Hootspa said...

Let's also remember that Dave Madden was an original on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

MadLyb said...

Aw, this is sad. Both were really great, humble and caring guys. :(