It's been reported that James Noble died on Monday at 94 years old.
The veteran stage and TV actor was best known for his role as the bumbling governor Eugene Gatling on the hit 1980s sitcom Benson.
Spokesperson for the family Douglas Moser confirmed Noble died at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut after suffering a stroke last week.
Born in 1922, Noble later studied drama and engineering at Southern Methodist University then left to join the Navy during World War II.
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He studied acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York before making his Broadway debut in a 1949 production of The Velvet Glove.
In addition to appearing in four more Broadway shows, Noble starred in shows like The Love Boat, Perfect Strangers, Law & Order; soap operas like One Life to Live and Another World, as well as the hit film 10.
The TV vet is survived by his daughter Jessica Katherine Noble Cowan — our hearts go out to her and Noble's loved ones at this trying time.
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Forget NYC! The hottest Broadway musical is playing at the White House!
On Monday, the cast of Hamilton paid a visit to Barack Obama's house to perform for him and several high school students in Washington, D.C.!
Before Lin-Manuel Miranda and his crew did their thang, the President gave a HIGHlarious introduction where he called the show "one hot ticket." We definitely agree!
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Earlier that day, wife Michelle Obama totally fangirled over the cast by posting the following video on Twitter
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And the drama continues!
On Monday, after Kim Kardashian posted her now-infamous naked selfie on Instagram, Bette Midler completely shaded the reality TV star by writing on Twitter:
The next day, the KUWTK personality dished it right back!
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On Wednesday, the Broadway legend responded to Kimmy's comment with her witty sense of humor!
Jokes aside, Miz Midler took this opportunity to shed light on her charity — Stages For Success — which aims to remodel public school auditoriums.
The 70-year-old not only asked the 35-year-old to give to this noble cause, she will double her donation!
We totally think Kim should donate to Bette's charity! Do it for the kids, girl!
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We're going to miss his sexy dance moves!
On Tuesday, Derek Hough revealed he is NOT returning to Dancing With The Stars this upcoming season.
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The 30-year-old joined the reality TV series full-time during its fifth season, and has competed every year since. He has won a total of six times, including last year's victory with Bindi Irwin.
The Utah-native is most likely skipping this year's festivities because he has been cast in the Broadway production of Singin' In the Rain. The musical will open next January.
Hough isn't the only member of his family to ditch DWTS. Sister Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge.
Hopefully we will see you soon Derek!
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Jennifer Hudson isn't technically an American Idol winner — but she has had one of the biggest careers following her stint on the reality singing competition!
Even with hit records, a Broadway role, and an Oscar under her belt, the Idol alum would still love to make an appearance on the Fox show's final season!
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At the opening of her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, the 34-year-old told E!:
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Laverne Cox was one hot dame at the School of Rock musical's opening night in NYC on Sunday.
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Every single aspect of her outfit was on point!
From the simple black Haney dress with high thigh slit to the Haute Pursuit faux fur stole, the Orange is the New Black actress was as fabulous as any old Hollywood starlet — especially with those Veronica Lake waves of hers!
The 31-year-old completed the smoldering look with an Inge Christopher clutch, Tacori earrings, and Roberto Coin and Jennifer Fisher rings.
This is perfection!
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Carly Rae Jepsen has horrible gaydar!
At least that's what the songstress says, referring to the time she fell for a gay man — an anecdote of unrequited love that inspired her new song Your Type!
Jepsen's new single from her album E•mo•tion definitely packs a punch — and now has a quirky music video to go with it!
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Directed by Gia Coppola, the video's poignant "Cinderella story" theme pays homage to the singer's starring role playing Cinderella on Broadway last year!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing vid (above)!
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