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Kids Beverly Archer died. Mamma's Family

She was 64. RIP

by Anonymousreply 11203/13/2015

If ever a place were wildly inappropriate for the obnoxious M troll to play his tired unfunny shtick, it was here.

You're just not funny anymore, M Troll, and it hasn't been for a couple of years. It's too played out. Put it in reserve for a few years and try to be funny doing something new.

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2012


by Anonymousreply 310/10/2012

You are a riot

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2012

Nothing on wikipedia yet.

by Anonymousreply 510/10/2012

According to IMdB she died October 1st.

Btw, she played Iola.

by Anonymousreply 610/10/2012

Nothing on google, it's probably made-up. I looked at her imdb page and I'm surprised she retired over a decade ago. 64 is hardly too old to still be working as a character actress. I hope her Mama's Family residuals are enough to keep her comfortable.

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2012

You want to know what's funny, R2? BOTH of us are over on the TCM thread flogging the tired old "Who Gives a Flying Fuck?" joke.

You were awfully quick to throw shade at me when you seem to have a little trouble putting old gags away yourself, hmm?

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2012

Oh you're right r6, for some reason I read that has her birth date. I thought she'd recently turned 64. Sad and that her death apparently didn't even make the news. It's also a little fishy though, such as nothing on her wikipedia page. Maybe a troll hacked her imdb page?

by Anonymousreply 910/10/2012

Am I in an alternate universe? Both Wikipedia and IMDb state that she died October 1, 2012. There is nothing about it in Google News though, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 1010/10/2012

It's on Find-a-Grave, but....

by Anonymousreply 1110/10/2012

Wikipedia has been updated

by Anonymousreply 1210/10/2012

Funny woman. She was one of those working character actors who you recognized for years and years, but didn't always know her name.


by Anonymousreply 1410/10/2012

But r2's point was that the first post of a thread announcing a celeb's death, isn't the place to post a hackneyed joke.

by Anonymousreply 1510/10/2012

I can't believe how much play that shitty old Mama's Family show gets on here.

by Anonymousreply 1610/10/2012

I watched it and thought it was a guilty pleasure, but I do get annoyed by people who try to pass it off as an actual quality sitcom. That said, Beverly did the same old maid shtick that Nancy Culp did on Beverly Hillbillies, and they were both very good at it. I'm surprised Archer didn't get more work after Mama's Family.

by Anonymousreply 1710/10/2012

You're not getting it, r1/r8.

r2's point was that rehearsing an old joke (as the first post!) is incredibly inappropriate and obnoxious on a thread that is announcing a sudden death (particularly of a actress who played a character much beloved by many posters on Datalounge).

It's like elbowing your way to the podium at a funeral service to try out your comedy routine on the mourners. It's a shitty, selfish, and incredibly inappropriate thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 1810/10/2012

Will her casket have a cozy?

by Anonymousreply 1910/10/2012

Knock. Knock.

by Anonymousreply 2010/10/2012

Sad to hear this. I first remember seeing her long long ago when she starred in forgotten sitcom "We've Got Each Other" in 1977.

by Anonymousreply 2110/10/2012

Sad news! Too young! I loved Iola.

by Anonymousreply 2210/10/2012

R2 and R13 are raging fucktards.

The M routine is the tiredest one on DL.

You're not funny, you're pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 2310/10/2012

R1, not r2. R1 is the tired, unfunny jerk.

Death to "M"!

by Anonymousreply 2410/10/2012

I agree the M routine is incredibly tired. And it's especially asshole-ish to do it early on a death thread.

by Anonymousreply 2610/10/2012

I really enjoy Mamma's Family. Iola was very funny. I hope Beverly Archer is in Heaven.

by Anonymousreply 2810/10/2012

[quote]I'm surprised Archer didn't get more work after Mama's Family.

She did Major Dad after Mama's Family. I also remember she was on The Young and the Restless in the late 90s. She played a local actress who Jill hired as her "maid" when she lived in the Chancellor Mansion. Jill wanted her to annoy Esther and Katherine. Evidently, she retired from acting in 2000 and opened up an antique store in Pasadena.

RIP Bev.

by Anonymousreply 3010/10/2012

That's a shame. She was SO funny.

by Anonymousreply 3110/10/2012

Best of Iola Lucille Boyland.

by Anonymousreply 3210/10/2012

Beverly Archer, a television actress best remembered for her work on the 1980s situational comedy Mama’s Family and the boot camp series Major Dad, has died at age 64 from natural causes in Santa Monica, California. Archer, who shot to fame for her portrayal of the spinster homemaking neighbor Iola Boylan, died in the early morning hours of October 1, 2012 within the comfort of her private residence according to her nephew, Noah Aronoff. Archer had been a resident of Santa Monica since 2001 following her retirement from acting and television writing one-year prior.

Archer was born Beverly Aronoff on July 19, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois and was raised in a Jewish household where her father worked as a utility salesman. Her family moved to California at a young age and she was educated at Alverno Heights High School in Sierra Madre where she was active in several drama productions and continued in her passion by studying the art at San Francisco State University and UC Santa Barbara; working in summer stock along the way. Although she appeared in several commercials in 1975 her true acting career began in 1976 on The Nancy Walker Show in which she played Nancy’s daughter Lorraine followed by another recurring role on We’ve Got Each Other.

She later grew her resume with appearances in ABC Weekend Special, The Adventures of Pollyanna, Family Ties, Spencer, The Fall Guy, Comedy Factory, My Sister Sam, ALF, What a Dummy, Married With Children, Full House, and Clueless. She also appeared on the big screen in Vice Versa, The Couch Trip, and The Brady Bunch Movie. She also wrote several episodes for Mama’s Family, Working Girls, and ALF. She made her last appearance in the made for TV movie Going Home and retired completely in 2000 at age 52. She was previously married to Robert Bernard from 1976 until her death.

Moving to Santa Monica she spent the remainder of her life gardening, granting occasional interviews, supporting Democrat politics, was active in her community and was a member of The Santa Monica Synagogue. She also was known for her extensive work with clay figures and was interviewed on the subject in 2008. According to her nephew, Archer remains were promptly cremated and her ashes scattered at sea in Santa Monica. No public or private services will be conducted.

by Anonymousreply 3410/10/2012

They should've gotten a quote from Vicki, even if they weren't close friends. Sounds like Archer was more liberal, Vicki had been a big Reagan supporter. And she also made insensitive comments about the homeless recently (that black radio announcer who was given a second chance.)

by Anonymousreply 3510/10/2012

I condole mama.

by Anonymousreply 3610/10/2012

What a loss. The character she played on Mama's Family gave such joy to my late mother, who had such a lousy life. I could cry. The multi-talented Beverly Archer is surely in Heaven. Iola Boylan, you will be missed!!!

by Anonymousreply 3710/11/2012

Awww, this depresses me. This is one of those celebrity deaths that takes you a little by surprise because they were a C-lister who you hadn't heard about in years and years.

RIP, Beverly, and thanks for the laughs when I was growing up.

by Anonymousreply 3810/11/2012

[quote]You're just not funny anymore, M Troll

[italic]Anymore[/italic]? You're too generous.

The M troll has always been the definition of 'trying too hard.'

by Anonymousreply 3910/11/2012

Thanks for the link R32. I thought she was hilarious on "Mama's Family" and will miss her.

by Anonymousreply 4010/11/2012

The really sad part for me is the speculation by the public and press as to whether she was found in the nude. She was a human being, people.

by Anonymousreply 4110/11/2012

OMG way too soon :(

by Anonymousreply 4210/11/2012

Natural causes at age 64? Mama's Family was great and she actually wrote some episodes. I wish AntennaTV would pick it up.

by Anonymousreply 4310/11/2012

Gettin a dyke vibe from her.

by Anonymousreply 4410/11/2012

Has Bubba's bulge commented yet?

by Anonymousreply 4510/11/2012

Something seems off about this. I know she wasn't a big-name actor, but you'd think her death would've been reported at E!, TMZ, People, etc.

by Anonymousreply 4610/11/2012

I also loved her as Eliza Jane on Little House. That episode where she pretends to marry the James Cromwell character is heartbreaking and gets me blubbering every time. Definitely one of those great TV character actors who flew below the radar. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 4710/11/2012

[quote]I also loved her as Eliza Jane on Little House.

That's Lucy Lee Flippin.

by Anonymousreply 4810/11/2012

I agree with {R46}...something doesn't seem right about this.

She may not have been A-List or previous A-List but there would be a more info or details in an internet search. As of now, there's not much other than someone typing in "died October 1, 2012" on wiki as well as a link to this thread.

by Anonymousreply 4910/11/2012

I discovered her first as Nancy Walker's daughter on The Nancy Walker Show. I remember that she was wonderful and hoped she'd get more critical acclaim from that role than she did. I can't remember how long the show lasted but I remember her.

by Anonymousreply 5010/11/2012

RIP, Gunny...

by Anonymousreply 5110/12/2012

Beverly Archer is alive and well. I should know. I am in Italy at the moment,home on Monday. Not sure how I can stop this rumor. Any ideas? Beverly Archer

by Anonymousreply 5210/12/2012

Incorrect. Beverly is alive and well.

by Anonymousreply 5310/12/2012

No she died on October. 1, 2012, there are several reports on the interwebs.

by Anonymousreply 5410/12/2012

Hmmm, interesting...Wiki has been edited to remove a death date for Beverly and it was there a few days ago.

What the hell is going on?

by Anonymousreply 5510/12/2012

imdb and Broadway World both say she's dead. Also Sitcom World or something.

by Anonymousreply 5610/12/2012

Sitcoms online is the only news story that comes up when one googles this...

by Anonymousreply 5710/12/2012

She also starred in We've Got Each, two of the ugliest people alive.

She did a great job going from pathetic Iola to tough and strong Sgt Gunney.

I wonder if she and Alex Karras were having the anal when they both died.

BTW it's MAMA's Family not MOMMA nor MAMMA nor anything else

by Anonymousreply 5810/12/2012

It would be nice to get all of Mama's Family on DVD

by Anonymousreply 5910/12/2012

I think this might be a hoax because at a bare minimum Entertainment Tonight would have reported on her death. Entertainment Tonight loves it when anyone within the entertainment industry passes because it gives whoever is reporting about it a moment to actually feign being serious about something.

by Anonymousreply 6010/12/2012

Here's her website. She makes (or made) cute little clay animals. One thing wrong in the obit is that it states she lived in Santa Monica since 2001, while Bev herself says she's lived in Pasadena since 1975.

by Anonymousreply 6110/12/2012

Wonderful comedienne. She was also the only reason I ever watched "Major Dad".

by Anonymousreply 6210/12/2012

Okay, now I'm starting to think it's a hoax. Her clay figures are quite good, not my type of thing, but. . . she was/is married to a man.

by Anonymousreply 6310/12/2012

Exactly, R60.

by Anonymousreply 6410/12/2012

If this is a hoax, she was a good target -- known, but not too well and only by those who watched TV long ago.

by Anonymousreply 6510/12/2012

Did Bev live near the Walkers? I wonder if she and Norah ever sat down over wine or coffee. Did she tut tut over the weekly meltdowns or the near hysteria followed by family dinners and all is well with the world?

Enquiring minds want(ed) to know!

by Anonymousreply 6610/12/2012

She was in the movie version of "Beverly Hillbillies", perhaps as a consolation prize since she would have been so much better than Lily Tomlin as Miss Hathaway.

by Anonymousreply 6710/12/2012

R60 here.

I e mailed her official web site and she is either not dead or is now a zombie

Here is a cut and past from the response she made when I e mailed her official web site...

Thanks but I am alive and well. Beverly Archer

Sent from my iPad

...If I'm lying, I'm dying! Anyone else can e mail her as well.

by Anonymousreply 6810/12/2012

Just emailed her, I'll let you know if I receive a response. Wonder who started this? Maybe she should return to acting and do a guest spot on "Modern Family."

by Anonymousreply 6910/12/2012

I'll email Alan Kayser to see if this is true. Anything else you ladies want me to ask him?

by Anonymousreply 7010/12/2012

I so hope she's still alive. I loved her as Alva Bricker on Major Dad.

by Anonymousreply 7110/12/2012

She answered my email already. She said "Yes I am aware of the death hoax. I'll deal with it when I return from Italy." WOW!

by Anonymousreply 7210/12/2012

R70 if you're able to correspond with A. Kayser, please don't use the opportunity to discuss Iola Boylen. Ask him if there are nude pics of him online that we can access.

by Anonymousreply 7310/12/2012

[quote]She answered my email already. She said "Yes I am aware of the death hoax. I'll deal with it when I return from Italy." WOW!

So was that her at R52? Or an e-mail cut-and-paste?

by Anonymousreply 7410/12/2012

r73, I just emailed him to see if the story is true. If he responds, I'll get the conversation going about nude pix.

by Anonymousreply 7510/12/2012


" She was previously married to Robert Bernard from 1976 until her death."


by Anonymousreply 7610/12/2012


by Anonymousreply 7710/12/2012

Hope Beverly is alive and well and living it up in Italy!

by Anonymousreply 7810/12/2012

She was freeze dried like her cat Midnight

by Anonymousreply 7910/12/2012

Please let r52 really be Iola Lucille Boykin.

by Anonymousreply 8010/12/2012

That's Boylan, to you, dear.

by Anonymousreply 8110/12/2012

I'm starting to think r52 really is Beverly.

by Anonymousreply 8210/12/2012

Someone said they saw Vicki Lawrence on t.v. recenlty hawking the "Mama's Family" dvd. Maybe this was started by her to drum up interest.

by Anonymousreply 8310/12/2012

She did lots of commercials too. I once passed her on Madison and 41st St.

by Anonymousreply 8410/12/2012

Hallelujah. She is risen.

by Anonymousreply 8510/12/2012

This begs the question - is Bev the Messiah?

by Anonymousreply 8610/12/2012

She had a store in the Catskills for a while - not sure if she still does (did)?

by Anonymousreply 8710/12/2012

I'll email Alan Kayser to see if this is true. Anything else you ladies want me to ask him?'

Ask him what sort of comments he got about his ass in tight jeans and what he thinks of his own ass.

by Anonymousreply 8810/12/2012

So the OP of this thread is the one who started the hoax?

What a jerk.

by Anonymousreply 8910/12/2012

No -- Sitcom on line started it

by Anonymousreply 9010/12/2012

Gary! Gary Collins! Welcome to the great beyond!

by Anonymousreply 9110/13/2012

The hoax was first posted at a site called, but it's been removed. Her Wikipedia page is also locked and the death date has been removed.

SitcomsOnline has a thread about confirming the hoax.

by Anonymousreply 9210/13/2012

Lives she still?

by Anonymousreply 9310/13/2012

The poor dear, her imdb still has her death listed.

At least Beverly Archer knows that some people liked her work and all, I guess. pimped their site off of a death hoax about this lady (they are the root cause of this hoax, btw) and that is not cool at all. I'll give sitcoms online the full on benefit of the doubt because they apologized for having been gullible.

She should try to contact TMZ and maybe Entertainment Tonight about this and try to publicize her ceramics work at the same time. Why not?

by Anonymousreply 9410/13/2012


by Anonymousreply 9511/16/2012

I thought she was the only good thing about that execrable "Mama's Family." A very funny comic actress.

by Anonymousreply 9611/16/2012

Sitcoms Online now has an interview up with Bev where she talks about the death hoax. She looks great!

by Anonymousreply 9711/16/2012

A few weeks ago when one clicked on this thread it read "Thread does not exist".

by Anonymousreply 9811/16/2012

For real

by Anonymousreply 9912/09/2014

One of the funniest MF episodes was the Iola one when her cat Midnight died "mid hiss" and was freeze dried!

That actress who played Iola should have won the Supporting Actress Emmy that year for that episode

That actress was so NATURALLY pretty too

Unlike that overly made up Lyman creature!

by Anonymousreply 10012/12/2014

Bubba's casket will have a bulge.

by Anonymousreply 10112/12/2014

Why do assholes keep bumping these threads with erroneous information about people dying?

by Anonymousreply 10212/12/2014

I have to have sumsing to occupy my time, dahling.

by Anonymousreply 10312/12/2014

Did she have the lesbian AIDS?

by Anonymousreply 10412/12/2014

She's not dead. But didn't she just reveal that she was raped by Bill Cosby?

by Anonymousreply 10512/12/2014

I was not raped by Dr. Cosby. However, there are some scathing emails about me from Rudin and Pascal that will be leaked shortly. Hang on to your knickers when these see the light of day!

by Anonymousreply 10612/13/2014

[You do realize that this is a troll, right? You might want to stop talking to it.]

by Anonymousreply 10703/13/2015

The Iola and Wendy flame wars here were LEGENDARY!

by Anonymousreply 10803/13/2015

R101 A woodie.

by Anonymousreply 10903/13/2015

R107, you searched for this thread just to bump it, even though you knew it wasn't true. You're a fucking freak.

by Anonymousreply 11003/13/2015

She's fine. She sends her love.

by Anonymousreply 11103/13/2015

#2, I will carry your behavior on this day like a stone in my heart!

by Anonymousreply 11203/13/2015
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