Morton Downey, Jr.
September 22, 2004
October 10, 2011
Claim to fame:
One of the protypical "shock jocks" of talk radio and front running right-wing loon, Morton Downey, Jr. made the transition to television with The Morton Downey Jr. Show in 1987.
After an incident allegedly involving "neo nazis" who cut his hair and spray-painted a swastika on his face, the show was yanked. (It was never verified and believed by some to have been a publicity stunt gone awry).
Where are they now?
Appeared in some movies: Tales from the Crypt, Meet Wally Sparks, Revenge of the Nerds III and Predator II
He contracted lung cancer in the late 90's and became an anti-tobacco activist before succumbing to the illness on on March 24th, 2001, aged 67.