Gary Collins

Television Personality + Actor
Born Apr 30, 1938

Gary Ennis Collins was an American film and television actor and award-winning talk show host.

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1938 Birth Born on April 30, 1938.


1965 27 Years Old He co-starred, with Jack Warden and Mark Slade, in the 1965 series The Wackiest Ship in the Army.
1966 28 Years Old He co-starred, with Dale Robertson and Robert Random, in the 1966-68 series The Iron Horse. … Read More
1967 29 Years Old Collins was married to former Miss America (1959), Mary Ann Mobley, from 1967 until his death in 2012; they were separated in 2011, but reconciled and he moved to her home state of Mississippi to be with her in 2012, while she battled breast cancer. … Read More


1969 31 Years Old He had roles in the 1969 Andy Griffith film Angel in My Pocket, and in the 1970 film Airport.
1977 39 Years Old He played the heroic co-pilot in the 1977 film The Night They Took Miss Beautiful.


1980 42 Years Old Collins hosted the television talk show Hour Magazine from 1980-88, and co-hosted the ABC television series The Home Show from 1989-94.
1982 44 Years Old He was the host of the Miss America Pageant from 1982-90.
1983 45 Years Old Collins was nominated for an Emmy Award six times and won in 1983 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. … Read More


2008 70 Years Old In January 2008, Collins served four days in jail in Glendale, California, for his second DUI conviction.
2009 71 Years Old He pleaded no contest to driving a motor home drunk after his arrest January 31, 2009, in Santa Barbara County, California. … Read More
2010 72 Years Old In November 2010 Collins was charged with a misdemeanor for leaving the scene of an accident in Jackson, Mississippi. … Read More
2011 73 Years Old 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. … Read More
2012 75 Years Old Collins died around 1 a.m. on October 13, 2012, at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. … Read More
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