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…

Kristy McNichol Comes Out of the Closet to Help Bullied Kids

Kristy McNichol Comes Out of the Closet to Help Bullied Kids: Kristy McNichol, TV sequence, “family” and “empty home,” is known for her jobs on being cajolled in an attempt to help kids out of the cabinet.

McNichol, 49 with her lover, Ellen for the last two generations,

He created a report about his libido and he has determined to reveal images and wants to “50” to be start about who I am, “people journal revealed.

He being fed about the kids is very sad, “said her publicist Mark Ballard.” by individuals journal that she is originating out to kids who need assistance can help those who help to experience different.. ”

McNichol best excitement family which he later two Emmy Prizes, and clear home it was known for the jobs that Tatum o Neal  little darlings in the Early with many videos such as.

McNichol in 1992 had been recognized with bpd, and later finished her tv profession she currently you can find inLos Angeles.

“He’s very delighted and balanced,” says Ballard, according to individual’s journal. “And he is a very personal life.”