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RIP Robert Hegyes, TV's "Juan Epstein"

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#1 of 3 Greg_S_H


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Posted January 26 2012 - 05:21 PM

Robert Hegyes, an actor whose Jewish-Puerto Rican character Juan Epstein was one of the Sweathogs on the 1970s TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died Thursday of a heart attack in New Jersey. He was 60.

http://blog.chron.co...hog-dies-at-60/ He crossed on foot in front of our van during our trip to LA in the '80s. He saw us gawking at him and gave a wave and a grin.

#2 of 3 MatthewA



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Posted January 26 2012 - 06:18 PM

That's really depressing to hear. 60 is so young these days.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.

#3 of 3 David_Jr


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Posted February 24 2012 - 01:14 PM

Wow. Sad.