Robert Hegyes Epstein From Welcome Back Kotter Dies At 60

Robert Hegyes Epstein From Welcome Back Kotter Dies At 60: Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter” has died. He was 60.

The Flynn & Son Funeral Home in Fords, N.J., said it was informed of Hegyes’ death Thursday by the actor’s family.

A spokesman at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., told the Star-Ledger newspaper that Hegyes, of Metuchen, arrived at the hospital Thursday morning in full cardiac arrest and died.

Hegyes was appearing on Broadway in 1975 when he auditioned for “Kotter,” a TV series about a teacher who returns to the inner-city New York school of his youth to teach a group of irreverent remedial students nicknamed the “Sweathogs.” They included the character Vinnie Barbarino, played by John Travolta.

The show’s theme song, performed by John Sebastian, became a pop hit.

Hegyes also appeared on many other TV series, including “Cagney & Lacey.”

He was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Metuchen, the eldest child of a Hungarian father and Italian mother. Continue Reading…

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Heather Locklear Hospitalized After 911 Call

Heather Locklear Hospitalized After 911 Call: actress reportedly ingested a cocktail of pills and alcohol,

How’s Heather Locklear been doing these days? There’s a question you may be asking yourself, especially considering the former Melrose Place star was taken to an L.A. hospital Thursday evening, according to TMZ. The 50-year-old is “medically stable,” her parents Bill and Diane Locklear told People magazine in a statement, and though the nature of Locklear’s health-threat hasn’t been disclosed, her mother and father told the outlet that “she is in no danger and she’s going to be just fine.”

The actress’ sister called 911 Thursday afternoon, TMZ reports, and the website has reported that a potentially life-threatening cocktail of prescription pills and alcohol is suspected to be behind her ER visit. Continue Reading…

Heather Locklear Now Alert & Talking After Hospital Emergency For Mixing Alcohol & Prescription Drugs

Heather Locklear Now Alert & Talking After Hospital Emergency For Mixing Alcohol & Prescription Drugs:  Actress Heather Locklear is safe and resting comfortably at a Los Angeles area hospital after a 911 call, her parents said.

“She is in no danger and she’s going to be just fine,” parents Bill and Diane Locklear said in a statement issued by Los Robles Hospital and obtained by People.com.

The blond bombshell, famous for her roles on “Melrose Place” and “Spin City,” was taken by ambulance from her Thousand Oaks home Thursday after paramedics decided she needed medical attention, authorities said. Continue Reading…

Dynasty Star Heather Locklear Admitted to Hospital

Dynasty Star Heather Locklear Admitted to Hospital: Heather Locklear was taken to a southern California hospital for precautionary reasons Thursday after an emergency call was made from her home, authorities said.

Paramedics and sheriff’s deputies responded on Thursday afternoon to Locklear’s home in Westlake Village, which is 35 miles (56 kilometres) northwest of Los Angeles.

Locklear was taken to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, where a spokeswoman told KCAL-TV the actress was stable and her parents were by her side. Continue Reading…