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Mary Ann Mobley Mourns Death of TV Host Gary Collins: 'Brangelina' of the 70s' [PHOTOS]

Mary Anne Mobley and Gary Collins who are known as one of the cutest couples in the 1970s and are often dubbed the "Brangelina" of that decade, are being remembered today after news that Mr. Collins, a famous actor, TV and radio host, passed away at age 74.

By Elisa Sanchez, EnStars on Oct 13, 2012 09:50 PM EDT
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  • Mary Ann Mobley on "Run for Your Life."
  • Mary Ann Mobley on "Run for Your Life." (Photo : YouTube/Video Screenshot)
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  • Gary Collins. (Photo : Wikipedia Commons)

Mary Anne Mobley and Gary Collins who are known as one of the cutest couples in the 1970s and are often dubbed the "Brangelina" of that decade, are being remembered today after news that Mr. Collins, a famous actor, TV and radio host, passed away at age 74.

Collins died at around 1 am Saturday from natural causes. He had been admitted to Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on Friday evening, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove informed, according to the Clarion Ledger.

The TV host and actor was married to Mobley, a former Miss America, for 45 years. They had one daughter, Mary Clancy Collins.

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Fans used the Internet to send their condolences to Collin's family.

"Gary & Mary Anne, the 'Brangelina' of their time :-) Gary was always such an affable and easy to like guy on any show he appeared on. Condolences to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Gary," a user called NanookofhteNorth wrote on CNN's message board.

"So sorry to hear of his death. I always thought that he and Mary Ann were two of the nicest people in Hollywood," user DG41 wrote.

Collins is known for appearing in the television series "The Sixth Sense," and "Born Free," in the 1970s. Earlier, he starred in "Iron Horse" and "The Wackiest Ship in the Army."

Collins hosted the talk show "Hour Magazine" in the 80s, ABC's "The Home Show" and the Miss America Pageant from 1982 to 1990.

He also made guest appearances in "Charlie's Angels" and "Fantasy Island."

He won an Emmy Award in 1983 for Oustanding Talk Show Host and received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Mobley was crowned Miss America in 1959 but she was also a film and television actress. She appeared on the film "Get Yourself a College Girl" in 1964 and "Girl Happy," in 1965, among others.

Together they were involved with the March of Dimes for more than 20 years and were activists volunteering for organizations to end world hunger, according to his biography in the Internet Movie Data Base.

Collins and Mobley were also involved with the National Foundation for Iletis and Colitis, according to IMDB.

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