Seems like I often miss the obituaries of people who were once famous and well known and no longer in the public eye. I also am surprised when watching old tv shows and looking the actors up on IMDB and see that they died long ago or soon after the shows they were on aired. Jim Perry Card Sharks, Sale of the Century (1933-2015). He died two weeks ago and I missed the news. Actor Richard Long, Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor. (1927-1974) I wondered why I didn't see him as an older actor as I was too young to have knowledge of his death. John Cazale (1935-1978). Fredo was dead long before I saw Godfather for the first time.