Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dead or Alive #3 - Herve Villechaize

Today, we continue our morbid and controversial series by asking viewers if Herve Villechaize, the co-star of the ABC hit series "Fantasy Island" (1978-84, remade in 1998) is dead or alive.

Villechaize was born in Paris in 1943 to Filipino parents. He made it big with "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974) and he joined "Fantasy Island" in 1978.

He got fired in 1983 for asking producers to pay him as much as his co-star Ricardo Montalban. The show was cancelled a year later.

He was famous for the line: "The plane! The plane!"

Answer to last entry: Dr. Ruth Westheimer is indeed alive and well. Her web site is

They seem to have lots of ads for sex toys for some reason.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, Villechaize committed suicide some years back. Apparently, he was in a great deal of pain related to his dwarfism.

Nocturalguy38 said...

Yes, I debated posting about him for that reason but it seemed timely given Montalban's recent death.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Montalban and Patrick McGoohan died in the same week, as I recall. Those two might have been great together in a film!