Actor Gary Collins dies at 74

Actor and talk show host Gary Collins, right, reacts to a joke told on the set of 'Hour Magazine' in Los Angeles during a break in taping Wednesday, July 30, 1981 with guest Burt Reynolds. (AP Photo / Reed Saxon)

Actor and talk show host Gary Collins, right, reacts to a joke told on the set of 'Hour Magazine' in Los Angeles during a break in taping Wednesday, July 30, 1981 with guest Burt Reynolds. (AP Photo / Reed Saxon)

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.

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.

His biography on the entertainment industry’s IMDb.com 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.”

Credit: The Associated Press.

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