Actor Gary Collins dies

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  • He starred in "The Sixth Sense" and "Born Free" in the 1970s
  • He also had a regular role in "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" in the 1960s
  • His interest in acting began in the Army when he was an Armed Forces Network host

Former television host and actor Gary Collins has died of natural causes in Mississippi, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said Saturday. He was 74.

Collins was known as a TV and radio personality and was married to former Miss America Mary Anne Mobley.

He was an actor in the television series "The Sixth Sense" and "Born Free" in the 1970s and "Iron Horse" and "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" in the 1960s.

His biography on the entertainment industry's IMDb.com states he became interested in acting after he enlisted in the Army and became a radio and television host for the Armed Forces Network.

He made appearances in such popular TV shows as "Charlie's Angels" and "Fantasy Island."

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