Ron Palillo

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Ron Palillo
Ron Palillo 1975.jpg
Ron Palillo in 1975
Ronald Gabriel Paolillo[1]

(1949-04-02)April 2, 1949
DiedAugust 14, 2012(2012-08-14) (aged 63)
Other namesRonald G. Paolillo (as illustrator)
Alma materUniversity of Connecticut
Occupationactor, illustrator, playwright
Years active1975–2010
Partner(s)Joseph Gramm (1971–2012; Palillo's death)[2]

Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012) was an American television and movie actor,[3][4] who is best known for his role as high school student Arnold Dingfelder Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, from 1975 to 1979.[5][6]

Palillo was born in Cheshire, Connecticut on April 2, 1949.[7] He was educated at University of Connecticut. Palillo died on August 14, 2012 from a heart attack in his Palm Beach, Florida home. He was 63 years old. He is survived by his partner of 41 years, Joseph Gramm.

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  1. Diaz, Johnny (August 14, 2012). "Ron Palillo, of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' fame, 63". South Florida Sun-Sentinel.[permanent dead link]
  2. Kinser, Jeremy (August 14, 2012). "Welcome Back Kotter's Ron Palillo Dies". The Advocate.
  3. "Ron Palillo". The New York Times.
  4. Vitello, Paul (August 14, 2012). "Ron Palillo Dies at 63; Played Horshack on TV". The New York Times.
  5. "So Soon, Another Sweathog Is Gone". The New York Times. August 14, 2012.
  6. Hinckley, David (August 14, 2012). "Ron Palillo dead at 63: Actor best known to TV audiences as Horshack on 'Welcome Back, Kotter'". Daily News.
  7. Erstein, Hap (May 7, 1996). "Ron Palillo's Welcome Back". The Palm Beach Post.

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