Originally Posted by Eric in IL
This is sad news. Just last week I was watching Robert Hegyes (and his ABC teammates) in the epic tug of war battle vs. CBS in the Battle Of The Network Stars from the 70's on youtube. I remember watching that as a small child and Hegyes was certainly an intense competitor. I think the tug of war went on for about five minutes. Great stuff.... hate to see him pass away so young.
CBS had Battle of the Sexes
ABC had Battle of the Network Stars (with Howard Cosell)