TV Actor and Host Gary Collins Dies at 74

Gary Collins

Legendary television actor and host Gary Collins died early this morning in Biloxi, Mississippi.

He was 74.

According to online sources, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer states that Collins died of natural causes just before 1:00 AM at Biloxi Regional Medical Center.

Collins appeared on TV episodes of such shows as “Fantasy Island,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Alice,” “The Love Boat,” “Police Story,” to name just a very few.

Collins was also known for hosting the talk show “Hour Magazine” and from 1980-1988 and hosted the Miss America Pageant from 1985-1989.

He married former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley in 1967 and the couple had one child together. They separated last year.

Collins also had two children from a previous marriage.