‘Popeye And Friends’ & ‘Family Film Festival’ Longtime Host Tom Hatten Passed Away At 92

Date March 18, 2019

The beloved actor, host, and the legendary TV personality, Ton Hatten passed away aged 92. Millions of kids, who grew up on his iconic show Popeye and Friends, mourn the passing of this great person.


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RIP, Tom Hatten!

A true legend of the entertainment industry, Tom Hatten, sadly passed away on March 16 at the age of 92.

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Hatten stole fans’ hearts as a longtime host of the children’s favorite show Popeye and Friends, which run on television for 12 years.

Tom was also best-known for hosting another popular show The Family Film Festival, which aired from 1978 to 1992.


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Hatten could be called a “pioneer” of the television industry, who brought the entertainment shows on a brand new level.

During his lasting career in Hollywood, Hatten appeared in dozens of successful films, including Spies Like Us and Sweet Charity.

Hatten was a big fan of music, especially jazz and cabaret. He also performed on the Broadway stage.

The beloved host will be remembered by his longtime partner, Pete Menifee. The couple kept their relationship happy and strong for more than 50 years.

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Fans and friends pay tributes to the late star

It’s always sad when the greatest of the great leave this Earth forever. Rest in peace, dear Tom Hatten! You will be missed so much.

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