Tyne Daly Hosts Oct. 3 Celebration of Late "Welcome Back, Kotter" Actor Ron Palillo

Tony winner Tyne Daly, most recently on Broadway in the acclaimed revival of Master Class, hosts a tribute to the late actor Ron Palillo — who was best known as Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter" — Oct. 3 at the Triad in Manhattan.

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Tyne Daly (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The 6 PM tribute, which is free and open to the public, features Anita Gillette, Robert Bartley, literary agent Elaine Devlin, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Joseph Gramm, Palillo's life partner.

"Welcome Back, Kotter" stars John Travolta, Gabe Kaplan and Marcia Strassman as well as Donna Pescow have written statements to be read at the event. Other highlights include a reading from Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, and a special video tribute.

Lawrence Leritz is directing/producing the celebration with co-producers Bob Dio and Elaine Devlin.

The Triad Theatre is located at 158 West 72nd Street.


Palillo died in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Aug. 14 of a heart attack.