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'Miss America' Host Gary Collins Dead

by 11:40 AM PDT, October 13, 2012
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Legendary television actor and host Gary Collins, 74, died overnight of natural causes, ET confirms.

He was brought to Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he died shortly before 1 a.m., Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells the Sun Herald.

Collins hosted The Miss America Pageant in the 1980s and was known for his work on television talk show Hour Magazine. His other credits include Hawaii Five-O, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat.

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