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Actor Who Played Wilson On 'Home Improvement' Dies

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Hindman Was 61

POSTED: 7:02 a.m. EST December 30, 2003

NEW YORK -- He was little more than eyes and a forehead peering over the backyard fence.

Earl Hindman, the actor known to millions as the odd neighbor in the long-running television sitcom "Home Improvement," has died of lung cancer at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. He was 61.

Hindman's character Wilson doled out bits of folksy wisdom to Tim Taylor, the embattled main character. The show was an ABC hit through the 1990s and is still seen in syndication.

Before appearing on the show, Hindman played Detective Lt. Bob Reid for 16 years on the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope."

Hindman also acted on the stage and in movies. He was born in Bisbee, Ariz., and studied acting at the University of Arizona.


Wow, that's sad!

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Will there be an open casket at the funeral?
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Originally posted by Groucho
Will there be an open casket at the funeral?
Only partial!

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you guys are terrible.

RIP Neighbor.
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wow, he was born in Bisbee and went to school in at the UofA. I feel sorry for him.
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Bummer.

Guess he's got another place he can tell tales about.
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Originally posted by Deftones
wow, he and went to school in at the UofA.
Him, Me, and Geraldo. Makes me feel really proud.
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My dad died from lung cancer too 6 years ago. Lung Cancer can get every time. Nothing good can come from smoking. RIP... you will be missed
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sad too hear...hope his family is doing alright over the holidays.
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This is sad to hear, he was the main bright spot of Home Improvement, though it did get tiring after a few years of Tim having to learn his lesson over the fence. Still, he was a very strong presence when onscreen.

Was there ever a reason given for not showing his face? Even on the final episode he came out with a little piece of fence he held over his face. Kinda silly at that point.
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just a gimmick. Originally, I think the viewers were supposed to perceive it as a form of Tim's conscience.
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Is this the same guy on the Gilmore Girls?
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Originally posted by Fok
Is this the same guy on the Gilmore Girls?
No, that's Edward Herrmann:



http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001346


RIP neighbor.
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He had some great advice for Tim Allen
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Yeah, he was a gimmick, but it worked. Very sad.
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damn that is the worse news I have heard in a while, hopefully now the stuido that owns the rights will put this show out on dvd to capitalize

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