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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, January 03, 2019 1:00 am

Deaths

'Captain' of 1970s singing duo dies, 76

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of Captain & Tennille who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” died Wednesday. He was 76.

Dragon was the son of Oscar-winning composer Carmen Dragon and singer Eloise Dragon.

Before he was with Tennille, he played keyboards for the Beach Boys and was dubbed “The Captain” by singer Mike Love, who noted Dragon's fondness for sea captain's caps.

'Super Dave' portrayer, 76

Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76.

On the comedy, Einstein played pal Marty Funkhouser to Larry David's difficult character.

Wrestling figure 'Mean Gene,' 76

Eugene “Mean Gene” Okerlund, whose deadpan interviews of pro wrestling superstars like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan made him a ringside fixture in his own right, has died. He was 76.