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SAG-AFTRA Mourns Passing of AFTRA Nashville Lifetime Achievement Honoree Hugh Gordon Stoker

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of Hugh Gordon Stoker. Stoker was born in 1924 in Gleason, TN, and began his music career at the age of 15 playing piano on WSM radio. After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to Nashville, and in 1949, joined the Gospel quartet , The Jordainaires , first as a piano player then as the group’s tenor. Following a concert in Memphis the group was approached by a then unknown singer named Elvis Presley, who asked them to be his backup singers  if he was ever signed to a major label.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns Passing of Former Union Leader Martha Greenhouse

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of New York stage, film and TV actor Martha Greenhouse, who served as a union leader for more than four decades. She passed away Jan. 5 at the age of 91.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Charles Durning

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Charles Durning, an army veteran, acclaimed actor and 2007 SAG Life Achievement Award honoree. Durning died Dec. 24 at age 89.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Fern Persons

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of former SAG National Board member Fern Persons, who died Sunday in Denver. Persons would have been 102 on July 27.

SAG Mourns Passing of DGA Secretary-Treasurer and Former President Gil Cates

Filed in: In Memoriam

Los Angeles (November 1, 2011) —  Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of Gil Cates. Cates, a former Directors Guild of America president and past dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of California Los Angeles, died Monday. He was 77.

Cliff Robertson, Former SAG Board Member, Dies at 88

Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former National Board member Cliff Robertson. The actor died Saturday in Stony Brook, N.Y., one day after his 88th birthday.

SAG Remembers the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Taylor

Screen Actors Guild remembers the extraordinary life and career of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79. The Oscar-winning actress and pioneering AIDS activist had been hospitalized in recent weeks for congestive heart failure.

"Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts," son Michael Wilding said in a statement released by the family.

SAG Mourns Loss of Former National Board Member Tom Bosley

Filed in: In Memoriam

October 19, 2010 — Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of accomplished actor Tom Bosley, a former National Board member who served the Guild from 2000-2004. He died today at 83.