Published on Friday, 28 May 2010 16:31
As many of you have heard by now, former child actor Gary Coleman passed away this afternoon. Weigel Broadcasting's Me-TV will air a day-long salute to Coleman tomorrow. Saturday, from 11:00am until 7:00pm, Me-TV will be running a marathon of the show that made Gary Coleman famous, "Diff'rent Strokes."
To see a listing of all of the show titles and schedule for Me-TV for May 29th, click on this link HERE
Gary Coleman was admitted to a hospital in Utah yesterday after suffering an accident at his home outside of Salt Lake City. He had fallen, hit his head and eventually slipped into a coma. He died from a brain hemorrhage today. Coleman was only 42.
Coleman was born in far north suburban Zion, IL and first became famous as the adorable child in a Harris Bank television commercial. He held a Harris Bank stuffed lion doll and said to the camera, "You should have a Hubert doll!" That Chicagoland media exposure led to to his most famous role, that of Arnold Jackson on "Diff'rent Strokes," which aired from 1978 to 1986. His expression, "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" became a national catchphrase. He was never able to find steady Hollywood work or fame after the series ended.
Me-TV can be located with a digital tuner and antenna on WCIU-TV 26.2, on Comcast 223, RCN 14, WOW 17 (city), WOW 19 (suburbs), AT&T U-verse 23, DIRECTV 23 or on Dish Network 23.