DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Ramon Bieri (aged 71)
Ramon Arens Bieri (June 16, 1929 – May 27, 2001) was an American actor who starred in many films and TV shows.
Bieri starred as the title character in the NBC sitcomJoe’s World, from December 1979 to July 1980, playing Joe Wabash, a Detroit housepainter with a wife and five kids.:613–614 He co-starred on the short-lived 1981 TV series Bret Maverick with James Garner, as banker Elijah Crow.:154–155 Bieri appeared in many TV movies as well. In 1971-1972, he played Lieutenant Barney Verick in the NBC drama Sarge.
DEATH: On May 27, 2001, Bieri died of cancer in Woodland Hills, California, at age 71.