Hollywood Walk of Fame to Honor Gary Collins Saturday

The 80s television personality, who died Saturday of natural causes, was born in Venice and attended Santa Monica City College.

Gary Collins, a syndicated TV star from the 1980s, died Saturday at a hospital in Biloxi, MS. He was 74.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame announced plans to place funeral flowers at his star at 6922 Hollywood Blvd.

Collins died at Biloxi Regional Medical Center just after 1 a.m. Central Time, the Biloxi Sun-Herald reported. A sheriff's deputy said Collins died of natural causes.

His wife, former Miss America Mary Anne Mobley, survives him. The couple moved to her native Brandon, MS, in the mid 2000s.

Collins became a star in local television markets all across the nation as a co-host of Hour Magazine, an early-afternoon syndicated show. He was also a master of ceremonies for the Miss America pageant and appeared on numerous television shows, including The Virginian and Charlie’s Angels.

Collins was born in Venice and attended Santa Monica City College before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he was a radio and television performer on the Armed Forces Network.

He married Mobley in 1967 and they had one child together, Mary Clancy Collins.

An earlier marriage to Susan Peterson brought them a son, Guy William, and a daughter, Melissa, according to some reports.


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