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Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93 Watch

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It's very hard to imagine American film without actor Mickey Rooney. Starting his career as a child actor in silent films, Rooney was ...

Familiar face in TV and movies, James Rebhorn dies at 65

Familiar face in TV and movies, James Rebhorn dies at 65 Watch

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You recognized the face, if not the name. James Rebhorn was a nonpareil character actor who played a wide variety of roles who left a definite ...

Original 'observational' comic David Brenner dies at 78

Original 'observational' comic David Brenner dies at 78 Watch

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David Brenner's comedy routines were free of cuss words; the majority of his jokes didn't focus on sex, drugs or race, but on the mundane little ...

Vasculitis: The disease behind the slow, painful death of comedian Harold Ramis

Vasculitis: The disease behind the slow, painful death of comedian Harold Ramis Watch

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Harold Ramis, a movie comic that filled many people's live with laughter and joy dies a slow, painful death from a disease that continues to ...

Iconic Eighties comedian Harold Ramis dies at 69

Iconic Eighties comedian Harold Ramis dies at 69 Watch

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One of Hollywood's most successful comics, Harold Ramis' credits read like a list of the most significant comedies of the past few decades. ...

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies from heart failure at 61

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies from heart failure at 61 Watch

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By Greg Goodsell

It's been a grim couple of months for the seminal New Wave rock band Devo. The band's original drummer, Alan Myers died last year - now, the ...

'Father Walton' actor Ralph Waite dies at 85

'Father Walton' actor Ralph Waite dies at 85 Watch

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He was known to TV viewers as Papa Walton, the wise father to his farmhouse brood in the Depression-era series "The Waltons," but actor Ralph ...

Comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91

Comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar dies at 91 Watch

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A familiar face in millions of American homes thanks to that new-fangled invention called television, comedian Sid Caesar, best known for "Your ...

Movie star Maximilian Schell dies at the age of 83

Movie star Maximilian Schell dies at the age of 83 Watch

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When casting directors wanted someone tall, dark and handsome - with more than just a little dash of the Nazi lurking behind him, actor ...

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead from apparent heroin overdose

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead from apparent heroin overdose Watch

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By Greg Goodsell

So many memorable roles - the slovenly obscene phone caller in "Happiness." The leader of a Scientology-like cult in "The Master." The crew ...

All dressed up with someplace to show - America goes crazy for 'costume play'

All dressed up with someplace to show - America goes crazy for 'costume play' Watch

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One of the true pleasures of life is momentarily becoming something you are not. To this end, millions of Americans have pursued the art of ...

'Uncle Phil,' actor James Avery dies after heart surgery

'Uncle Phil,' actor James Avery dies after heart surgery Watch

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Actor James Avery, perhaps best known for playing the irascible Uncle Phil on the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died at the age ...

Comedian Bob Newhart Cancels Speaking Engagement with Legatus under Pressure

Comedian Bob Newhart Cancels Speaking Engagement with Legatus under Pressure Watch

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Longtime TV comedian Bob Newhart has bowed out of appearing at the Legatus Summit due to the organizations fidelity to Catholic Church teaching ...

Frequent Hitchcock heroine Joan Fontaine dies at 96

Frequent Hitchcock heroine Joan Fontaine dies at 96 Watch

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One of the silver screen's most fierce divas, Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the last remaining ...

Internet declares Jesus Christ as the world's most famous person

Internet declares Jesus Christ as the world's most famous person Watch

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While at times, the Internet seems to be a stomping ground for atheists out to disprove all religious thought, it's been determined that ...

Alec Baldwin blames homosexual conspiracy over his show's cancellation

Alec Baldwin blames homosexual conspiracy over his show's cancellation Watch

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Actor Alec Baldwin, now a former MSNBC talk show host, now claims that the homosexual lobby led to his show being canceled. The "30 Rock" star ...

Noted TV psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77

Noted TV psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 Watch

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Frequent talks show host and psychic Sylvia Browne was a devout believer in reincarnation, claimed to be able to speak to the dead and could ...

'Seinfeld' actor Al Ruscio dies at 89

'Seinfeld' actor Al Ruscio dies at 89 Watch

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No matter what his age and time in his career, venerable character actor Al Ruscio always seemed cast as the cranky old man. He made an ...

'Daughter' of comedian Andy Kaufman says he's still alive

'Daughter' of comedian Andy Kaufman says he's still alive Watch

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Comedian Andy Kaufman, best known for his role of "Latke" on the TV show "Taxi," always had a strong dash of surrealism to his standup act. He ...

Painter Francis Bacon's triptych breaks record at art auction

Painter Francis Bacon's triptych breaks record at art auction Watch

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By Greg Goodsell

During his lifetime, he was denounced by then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as "that man who paints those dreadful pictures." It looks ...

Fans stunned after promoter acquitted in Michael Jackson's death

Fans stunned after promoter acquitted in Michael Jackson's death Watch

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The jurors in the case of the promoter, who seemingly turned the other way while Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray gave the singer a ...

'Patriot Games' author Tom Clancy dies at 66

'Patriot Games' author Tom Clancy dies at 66 Watch

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Tom Clancy wrote books. As soon as they were published, they were torn from news racks and eagerly read by those in search of thrills and ...

Actor Jack Nicholson speaks out against abortion

Actor Jack Nicholson speaks out against abortion Watch

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Movie actor par excellence Jack Nicholson has always maintained a rebel image, and outsider unafraid to speak his mind. He certainly goes ...

Legendary broadcaster Sir David Frost dies at 74

Legendary broadcaster Sir David Frost dies at 74 Watch

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David Frost - formally know as Sir David Frost was a legendary journalist and broadcaster, whose career spanned journalism, comedy writing and ...

Broadway legend and actress Julie Harris dies at 87

Broadway legend and actress Julie Harris dies at 87 Watch

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Her persona was delicate and fragile, lithe and apologetic . Her technique was proof that less was more, and Julie Harris' affecting manner won ...

Lee Thompson Young of 'Famous Jett Jackson' commits suicide

Lee Thompson Young of 'Famous Jett Jackson' commits suicide Watch

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Actor Lee Thompson Young, the star of Disney's "The Famous Jett Jackson" had successfully transitioned to adult roles in the TNT series "Rizzoli ...

'That 70s Show' star Lisa Robin Kelly dies in rehab at age 43

'That 70s Show' star Lisa Robin Kelly dies in rehab at age 43 Watch

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Determined to conquer her substance abuse issues, "That '70s Show" star Lisa Robin Kelly checked herself into rehab a few days ago. ...