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'Miss America' Host Gary Collins Dead

Published on NewsOK Published: October 13, 2012

Legendary television actor and host Gary Collins, 74, died overnight of natural causes, ET confirms.

He was brought to Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he died shortly before 1 a.m., Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer tells the Sun Herald.

Collins hosted The Miss America Pageant in the 1980s and was known for his work on television talk show Hour Magazine. His other credits include Hawaii Five-O, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat. has disabled the comments for this article.


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