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Welcome Back, Kotter's Ron Palillo Dies at 63

Ron Palillo

Ron Palillo, best known as Arnold Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter, has died, according to CNN. He was 63.

Palillo died of a heart attack in his Palm Beach, Fla., home, early Tuesday, his agent Scott Stander confirmed.

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Welcome Back, Kotter's Robert Hegyes, Who Played Epstein, Dies

Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter

Robert Hegyes, best known for playing Juan Epstein on Welcome Back, Kotter, died Thursday from an apparent heart attack, The Star-Ledger reports. He was 60.

A New Jersey native, Hegyes studied speech and theater at Rowan University (where he taught later in his career) before finding stage work in New York both on and off Broadway.  In 1975, Hegyes was cast on... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Who's In and Who's Out at the TV Land Awards Reunions

Michael J. Fox, Michael Weithorn and Meredith Baxter

Last year, Kate Jackson refused to join her fellow Charlie's Angels at the TV Land Awards' tribute to Farrah Fawcett. But this year's ceremony — airing April 17 and reuniting the casts of Family Ties, The Facts of Life, The Cosby Show and Welcome Back, Kotter — is shaping up ...
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Keck's Exclusives: John Travolta To Be a Sweathog Again

Welcome Back Kotter

After years of sending his regrets, John Travolta has finally agreed to reunite with his fellow Sweathogs for a Welcome Back, Kotter 35th anniversary reunion at April's TV Land Awards. (Perhaps Tom Hanks reconnecting with his former Bosom Buddies costars at last year's show had a little something to do with convincing him!)

Good for Travolta for hopping on board, considering he... read more

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