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Welcome Back, Kotter's Ron Palillo Dies at 63

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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VIDEO: The Breadwinners

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The Breadwinners
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Length: 11:11:49
Aired: 6/8/1979

Epstein goes to interview for a new job and discovers that it's already been taken -- by Washington. watch

VIDEO: I'm Ok, But You're Not

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I'm Ok, But You're Not
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Length: 11:05:09
Aired: 6/1/1979

Beau's sweet-talking to Mr. Woodman backfires when the guys accuse him of bad-mouthing them. watch


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Year Title Description
2007 TV Land Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2003 Dickie Roberts Movie, Actor - Himself
1992 Wind Movie, Actor - Tony
1991 Snakeeater II Movie, Actor
1989 Snakeeater Movie, Actor - "Torchy"

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Keck's Exclusives: John Travolta To Be a Sweathog Again

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

Ooh-ooh-ooh! "Horshack" Talks Up the Kotter DVD

From Mr. Peepers to Mr. Cooper, classrooms and comedy comprise a favorite TV pairing, but no show combined the two with its era better than Welcome Back, Kotter. From floppy hats and bell-bottoms to the slightly stoned-out look on the students' faces, Kotter became the 1970s for most kids. Products such as lunch boxes, board games and dolls (including a perfectly coifed John Travolta) solidified the iconic stature of the series and its cast. Ron Palillo, who played lovable schnook Horshack, took some time to raise his hand (with a quick, "Ooh-ooh-ooh!") and answer a few questions about Kotter's new Season 1 DVD (available now; read more

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