March 4, 1995 |
Ed Flanders, known for his role in the "St. Elsewhere" television show, committed suicide, authorities said Thursday. Flanders, 60, died Feb. 22 of a gunshot wound to the head at his home in Denny, 280 miles north of San Francisco, authorities said. The death certificate lists suicide, Trinity County Deputy Coroner William Fischer said. Initial reports of Flanders' death did not include a cause and his family had asked that details of the death not be disclosed.
March 25, 1988 |
A long, rambling musing on death improvised by actor Ed Flanders in the final episode of NBC's "St. Elsewhere" is going to stay in, the show's producers have announced--even though Flanders' speech angered other actors. In the episode, scheduled for broadcast May 25, Flanders--the erstwhile Dr. Westphall on the show--was supposed to read a sentimental statement about beginnings and endings.
September 28, 1988
Ed Flanders, who played a kind-hearted hospital administrator on television's "St. Elsewhere," was in guarded condition after his convertible crashed down a 400-foot hillside in Trinity County, authorities said. Flanders, 53, was driving on California 299 near the community of Salyer when his car ran off the road and down the embankment, ejecting him, the California Highway Patrol said. The actor was taken to Mad River Community Hospital with head and chest injuries, a nursing supervisor said.
May 9, 1987
NBC has given a renewal notice to "St. Elsewhere," the Emmy-winning hospital drama that has been a Wednesday night entry since the 1982-83 season. The program has received 11 Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award and a Humanitas Award. Ed Flanders and William Daniels head the large cast of the program that is set in an aging hospital in Boston. The series has been on hiatus but returns with first-run episodes Wednesday at 10 p.m.
June 7, 1987
. . . Sally Kellerman was telling Buck Henry on "The Late Show" how good her career's going, what with roles in "Back to School" and "That's Life." Gosh, she forgot all about her latest, as a porn queen's ghost cavorting with teen boys in "Meatballs 3." . . .
October 2, 1987 |
Even after 21 years, "Star Trek" still has the right stuff for TV. In its new edition, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the space-adventure show thoroughly phasered its competition Wednesday night in overnight local ratings from the A. C. Nielsen Co. The two-hour debut of the new "Star Trek" garnered a 21.3 rating for KCOP-TV (Channel 13). The show's nearest competitor--KABC (Channel 7), with its lineup of four comedies--managed a 15.3. KNBC (Channel 4) rated a 10.9 and KCBS brought in an 8.7.