TV host, actor Gary Collins dies at 74

10:38 AM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
TV host and actor Gary Collins (R) with his wife, Mary Ann Mobley in 2010. Collins died on October 13, 2012 in Biloxi, Mississippi. (Getty Images)
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(CNN) -- Former television host and actor Gary Collins has died of natural causes in Mississippi, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said Saturday. He was 74.

Collins was known as a TV and radio personality and was married to former Miss America Mary Anne Mobley.

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He was an actor in the television series "The Sixth Sense" and "Born Free" in the 1970s and "Iron Horse" and "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" in the 1960s.

Collins hosted the TV talk show Hour Magazine from 1980 to 1988 and the ABC daytime show The Home Show from 1989 to 1994. He also host of the Miss America Pageant from 1982 to 1990.

His biography on the entertainment industry's states he became interested in acting after he enlisted in the Army and became a radio and television host for the Armed Forces Network.

He made appearances in such popular TV shows as "Charlie's Angels" and "Fantasy Island."


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