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  • Keith Michell, actor - obituary (Henry VIII)

    11/24/2015 9:32:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 21, 2015
    Keith Michell, the Australian-born actor and director who has died aged 89 88, was celebrated for his many imposing stage and screen performances as Henry VIII. Michell came to monopolise one of British history's favourite subjects for dramatisation. Such was the charm of this burly, sturdy, square-set, square-jawed, mellifluous upstart from the Antipodes that when he revived Shakespeare's King Henry VIII at the Chichester Festival in 1991 he could with justice claim to have made the part of the much-married monarch his own for a quarter of a century.
  • Word of the death of a great American concertmaster (Joseph Silverstein)

    11/22/2015 11:49:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | November 22, 2015 | Norman Lebrecht
    Leading concertmasters* and close friends have shared reports of the death today of Joseph Silverstein, legendary concertmaster of the Boston Symphony from 1962 to 1984. He was 83. After stepping down at Boston he became music director of the Utah Symphony, 1993 to 1998, a most uncommon upgrade.
  • World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 76 (light heavyweight champion)

    11/22/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 21, 2015 | Rick Wright
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque's Bob Foster, arguably the greatest light-heavyweight boxing champion of all time, died Saturday morning. No cause of death has been given, but the boxing Hall of Famer had been in failing health for some time. Funeral arrangements are pending. Foster was 76, having been born in December 1938. He is incorrectly listed by has having been born in April 1938.
  • Actor Rex Reason has died

    11/21/2015 6:52:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 45 replies ^ | November 21, 2015
    Rex Reason, the leading man in such films as "This Island Earth" and "The Creature Walks Among Us" has died according to his official Facebook page. He was 86.
  • Wrestling Legend Nick Bockwinkel Passes Away

    11/15/2015 9:14:46 AM PST · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | Sean Ross Sapp
    According to the Cauliflower Alley Club, legendary pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel has died at the age of 80, Cauliflower Alley released the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart the Cauliflower Alley Club announces that The Greatest AWA World Champion of all time and former CAC President Nicholas "Nick" Bockwinkel passed away Saturday night at approx. 8:40 pm due to health issues. We will have more on this later Sunday afternoon. The Cauliflower Alley Club, it's members, and all of Nicks fans & friends send their condolences to Darlene & the Bockwinkel family at this time. The Bockwinkel family...
  • Pioneering stripper Carol Doda dies at 78

    11/11/2015 6:00:04 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | RISTIN J. BENDER
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.</p> <p>Doda died Monday in the city from complications of kidney failure, friend Ron Minolla disclosed Wednesday.</p>
  • Influential songwriter, producer Allen Toussaint has died

    11/10/2015 3:04:48 AM PST · by loucon · 28 replies ^ | 4:52 a.m. CST November 10, 2015 | Dominic Massa
    Allen Toussaint, the legendary songwriter, producer, arranger and performer hailed by the Grammys, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and musicians and fans worldwide as one of the most influential figures in New Orleans music, died Monday while on tour in Europe. He was 77.
  • Dorothy Helms, wife of late Sen. Jesse Helms, dies; was 96

    11/07/2015 5:47:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2015 7:52 PM EST
    Dorothy Coble Helms, wife of the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, has died. She was 96. [...] Her husband, a staunch Republican conservative, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972. She was a regular speaker for Republican women's groups and other gatherings. ...
  • 'Generous of Spirit': David Stock, 76, PSO's composer-in-residence

    11/05/2015 2:37:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2015 | Toby Tabachnick
    David Stock, a prolific musician who served as a composer-in-residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Nov. 2. He was 76. Stock, who had been under the care of hospice, died following a brief illness due to a rare blood disorder, according to his son-in-law, Jonathan Mayo.
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison

    10/30/2015 6:58:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    tmz ^ | october 30, 2015
    Al Molinaro, who played the beloved chef at the drive-in on "Happy Days" ... died in a Wisconsin hospital on Thursday. Molinaro's son confirmed the actor's death ... telling us he had very bad gall stones, but Al elected not to have surgery due to his age. He was 96.  On "Happy Days" he played Big Al Delvecchio, who started out as the chef at Arnold's Drive-In. He eventually became owner of the Fonz's fave hangout, and remained on the show for 10 years. Molinaro also played the Big Al role on the spinoff, "Joanie Loves Chachi." His character would...
  • Radio legend Ed Walker dies at 83, three hours after final broadcast

    10/26/2015 1:57:27 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 19 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2015 | Neal Augenstein
    Radio pioneer Ed Walker, whose “Joy Boys” broadcasts with Willard Scott dominated Washington’s airwaves in the 1960s, has died at age 83, three hours after his final broadcast. Related Stories After cancer diagnosis, radio pioneer Ed Walker reluctantly signs off Walker, who was born blind, “died quietly in his sleep at 2 a.m.” says Ken Mellgren, Walker’s longtime friend and former boss at WWRC. “He was in no pain,” Mellgren told WTOP. Walker was recently diagnosed with cancer. Last week he recorded his final broadcast of “The Big Broadcast” for WAMU from his hospital room. The final installment was replayed...
  • Maureen O'Hara has Passed at 95

    10/24/2015 10:27:26 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 93 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/15 | Lucy Clark-Billings
    The actor Maureen O’Hara, famed for her flaming red hair and her role in The Quiet Man, has died aged 95. Her family confirmed in a statement that the Irish-American film actress and singer passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday. “It is with a sad heart that we share the news that Maureen O’Hara passed away today in her sleep of natural causes,” a statement from the Fitzsimons family read.
  • Maureen O'Hara dies at age 95

    10/24/2015 11:38:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 118 replies
    Fox News TV ^ | 24 Oct 2015 | Unknown
    Maureen O'Hara died in her sleep at her home in Ireland today. She was 95 years old
  • Leon Bibb dies after more than seven decades thrilling audiences and almost as long advocating ...

    10/24/2015 8:32:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Georgia Straight ^ | October 23, 2015 | Charlie Smith
    Full title: Leon Bibb dies after more than seven decades thrilling audiences and almost as long advocating for equal rights One of Vancouver's most beloved performers has passed away at the age of 93 in a Kitsilano care home. Leon Bibb died this morning of natural causes after several strokes dating back to February 20, 2014 ... Bibb was born in Louisville, Kentucky, when segregation kept blacks and whites separate. Growing up, he was a friend of Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr., father of three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali ... In the 1960s, Bibb appeared in Annie Get Your Gun...
  • Pat Woodell, ‘Petticoat Junction’ Actress, Dies at 71

    10/19/2015 5:14:50 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 10/19/2015 | Alex Stedman
    Pat Woodell, who played Bobbi Jo on 1960s CBS sitcom “Petticoat Junction,” died Sept. 29 in Fallbrook, Calif., according to the LA Times. She was 71. Woodell played one of the Bradley sisters on “Petticoat Junction” from its debut in 1963-65, starring opposite Linda Kaye Henning as Betty Jo and Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo. Bea Benaderet played their mother Kate Bradley, the owner of the Shady Rest Hotel. Woodell left the season after season two, and was replaced by Lori Saunders. The show, created by Hennings’ parents Paul and Ruth Henning, aired on CBS until April 1970. Woodell was...
  • 007 screenwriter Christopher Wood dies

    10/18/2015 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Christopher Wood, screenwriter on two big James Bond films of the 1970s, has died, Roger Moore said on Twitter. Wood, 79, was brought on to write 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me by the movie’s director, Lewis Gilbert. He came aboard after various scribes — Richard Maibaum, Stirling Silliphant, Cary Bates and others — had tried their hand at a story for the 10th 007 film.
  • Bruce Hyde — Dallas native, professor and beloved ‘Star Trek’ actor — has died at 74

    10/17/2015 5:44:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    Bruce Hyde is a footnote in sci-fi pop-culture history, a man who appeared in two of the original Star Trek episodes: “The Naked Time,” which originally aired on Sept. 29, 1966; and “The Conscience of the King,” first broadcast on Dec. 8, 1966. As Lt. Kevin Riley, a navigator aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, he was memorable in both — “The Naked Time,” especially, the episode in which he sang “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen” while declaring himself captain and cutting off the engines while under the influence of … well, sure, maybe you should just watch the whole thing.
  • Macel Falwell, widow of Rev. Jerry Falwell, dies

    10/16/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by Borges · 5 replies
    Macel Falwell, the widow of the Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., has died. She was 82. Jonathan Falwell, the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and one of the Falwells’ three children, posted a message on Twitter late Thursday night. “My sweet mom slipped into Heaven just a little while ago. I can’t believe I’ve been so blessed to have her in my life,” he wrote. Additionally, the Thomas Road Baptist Church website has a photo of Macel Falwell with the accompanying text, “In Loving Memory of Mrs. Jerry Falwell.” Macel Falwell was born Macel Pate on Oct. 4, 1933. Jerry...
  • Dean Chance, Angels' first Cy Young winner, dies at age 74

    10/11/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jeff Fletcher
    Dean Chance, the 1964 Cy Young winner and a recently inducted member of the Angels Hall of Fame, has died. He was 74 ... In 1964, Chance was 20-9 with a 1.65 ERA, winning the Cy Young Award at a time when there was only one winner, rather than one for each league. At the time, the 23-year-old Chance was the youngest pitcher ever to win the Cy Young, a distinction he held until Dwight Gooden won the award at age 20 in 1985 ...
  • Jerry Parr, Secret Service Agent Who Helped Save Reagan, Dies at 85

    10/09/2015 9:55:16 PM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-10-2015 | LIAM STACK
    Jerry S. Parr, the Secret Service agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan’s life during an assassination attempt in 1981, died Friday at a hospice near his home in Washington. He was 85. The death was confirmed by Mr. Parr’s wife, Carolyn, who said he died of congestive heart failure. Mr. Parr was just feet away from Mr. Reagan when John W. Hinckley Jr. opened fire on the president outside the Washington Hilton hotel on March 30, 1981. “When he was about probably six or seven feet from the car, I heard these shots,” Mr. Parr said in a 2013...
  • Hall of Fame basketball player Harry Gallatin dies

    10/08/2015 3:02:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015
    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Harry Gallatin, the Hall of Fame basketball player who was a seven-time All-Star forward for the New York Knicks in the 1950s, died Wednesday. He was 88. The Knicks and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, where Gallatin was a former coach and athletic director, confirmed the death through Gallatin's family. He died in Edwardsville.
  • Paul Prudhomme Has Died

    10/08/2015 9:14:04 AM PDT · by ClearBlueSky · 64 replies
    WWL radio | 10/8/2015 | Clear Blue Sky
    Cajun Chef's death announced
  • Old Yeller’ star Kevin Corcoran dies of cancer at 66

    10/07/2015 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Dacula · 73 replies
    AP ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lynn Elber
    Kevin Corcoran, who starred as a child actor in the classic movie "Old Yeller" and switched to behind-the-camera work as a producer on "The Shield" and other TV series, has died. He was 66.
  • Billy Joe Royal, Country and Pop Singer, Dead at 73

    10/07/2015 9:28:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 7, 2015 | Stephen L. Betts
    Billy Joe Royal, who scored the 1965 Top Ten single "Down in the Boondocks" and also made frequent appearances on the country chart in the Eighties, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his Marietta, North Carolina home, according to the Tennessean. He was 73 years old.
  • John Guillermin, ‘Towering Inferno’ Director, Dies at 89

    10/02/2015 9:29:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    John Guillermin, a prolific British director best known for blockbusters like the 1974 disaster movie “The Towering Inferno” and the 1976 remake of “King Kong,” died on Sunday at his home in Topanga, Calif. He was 89. The cause was a heart attack, his wife, Mary Guillermin, said. In addition to big-budget extravaganzas, Mr. Guillermin (the name is French, but he pronounced it GILL-er-min) directed a raft of films in various genres from the end of the 1940s until he retired from filmmaking in the 1980s.
  • “Sea Cruise” Singer Frankie Ford Has Died

    09/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    WWLP ^ | September 30, 2015 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    Ford was 76 years old, had been ill for quite some timeFrankie Ford, a rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues singer whose 1959 hit “Sea Cruise” brought him international fame when he was 19, is dead at the age of 76. Ford died Monday of natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office. “He was a great guy. He had the best voice in rock and roll,” said Mike Shepherd, a friend of Ford’s and head of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, which inducted Ford in 2010.
  • Leading jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods dies at age 83

    09/30/2015 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 30, 2015 1:23 PM EDT | Charles J. Gans
    Phil Woods, a leading alto saxophonist in mainstream jazz for more than 60 years whose piercing solos could also be heard on hit records by Billy Joel and Paul Simon, has died. He was 83. […] Woods grew up in the Swing Era where his early influences included alto saxophonists Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges. He made his name as a fiery disciple of bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker, earning the nickname “the new Bird” after Parker’s untimely death in 1955. He was married to Parker’s widow, Chan, for 17 years. Woods released more than 50 albums as a leader...
  • Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

    09/22/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by musicman · 173 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Marty Noble
    <p>Just saw on MLB.TV that Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90.</p>
  • Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 87

    09/21/2015 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Anita Gates
    Jack Larson, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series “Adventures of Superman,” died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.
  • Obituary - David Willcocks - Choirmaster

    09/20/2015 11:52:21 AM PDT · by tellw · 13 replies
    Choirmaster who redefined the sound of British choral music and once played the piano under heavy shell fire in Normandy Sir David Willcocks, who has died aged 95, was the most influential choirmaster of his generation, spending 17 years as director of music at King’s College, Cambridge, and 38 years in charge of the Bach Choir. He was a man of immense courage in both musical and military fields, earning an immediate MC during his war service in Normandy. Throughout his long career Willcocks was at the centre of British choral music, moulding voices and raising standards. He injected it...
  • Jackie Collins Has Died of Breast Cancer at 77

    09/19/2015 5:41:15 PM PDT · by windcliff · 17 replies ^ | 9-19-15 | Elizabeth Leonard
    Jackie Collins, the beloved best-selling novelist, has died, PEOPLE has exclusively learned. "It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one of a kind mother, Jackie Collins, who died of breast cancer today," the Collins family tells PEOPLE in a statement. "She lived a wonderfully full life and was adored by her family, friends and the millions of readers who she has been entertaining for over 4 decades. She was a true inspiration, a trail blazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters but we...
  • Marmaduke’s Brad Anderson dead at 91

    09/14/2015 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 37 replies
    Dunkirk Observer Today ^ | 9/8/2015 | Greg Fox
    PORTLAND - Nationally recognized cartoonist Brad Anderson - who called the town of Portland his home for a good portion of his life - has sadly drawn his loveable and exuberant Great Dane for the last time. Anderson died unexpectedly on Aug. 30 at the age of 91, according to a Saturday statement on the National Cartoonists Society's website. He is best known for creating the enduring comic strip "Marmaduke," which is syndicated by Universal Uclick in over 500 newspapers in 10 countries, including the OBSERVER. "He really liked to talk to people and his heart was here in the...
  • Moses Malone, basketball player who excelled at the offensive rebound, dies at 60

    09/13/2015 11:37:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/13/2015
    Moses Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one of basketball’s most ferocious rebounders, died Sept. 13 at a hotel in Norfolk, Va. He was 60. Det. Jeffrey Scott of the police department in Norfolk confirmed the death and said there was no indication of foul play. Mr. Malone’s body was discovered when he failed to report to a celebrity golf tournament in which he was scheduled to play. A 6-foot-10 center who made the leap right from high school to the pros, he was nicknamed the “Chairman of the Boards” and was the NBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds. He...
  • Dickie Moore, Child Actor Known for a Screen Kiss, Dies at 89 (little rascals)

    09/10/2015 9:50:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies ^ | september 10, 2015 | bruce weber
    Dick Moore, a public relations executive who was known as Dickie when he was a Hollywood child star, playing the movies’ first talking Oliver Twist and later giving Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss, died on Monday in Connecticut. He was 89. Helene Feldman, who works for his company, Dick Moore & Associates, confirmed the death but said she was not sure where it had occurred. Mr. Moore lived in Wilton, Conn. Mr. Moore was not yet a year old and evidently cute as a button when he made his movie debut in the 1927 silent feature “The Beloved Rogue,” which...
  • Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75

    09/07/2015 10:20:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 31, 2015 | Bruce Weberaug
    Dr. Wayne Dyer spoke at the I Can Do It conference in Denver this year. By 1977, he was giving what he called lecture concerts. Credit Hay House
  • Judy Carne, Rowan and Martin Laugh-in's "sock it to me" girl, has died at aged 76.

    09/07/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by PallMal · 57 replies
    The Telegraph Online ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Obituary
    Judy Carne, who has died aged 76, was a bouncy, auburn-haired British actress who won overnight fame in the 1960s as the Sock It To Me girl...
  • Martin Milner Dies: ‘Adam-12’ & ‘Route 66’ Star Was 83

    09/07/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · by windcliff · 140 replies ^ | 9-7-15 | Erik Pederson
    Martin Milner, the veteran actor best known for starring in the popular TV dramas Adam-12 and Route 66, has died. He was 83. The Los Angeles Police Department’s communications office confirmed his death in an Instagram post referring to his Adam-12 character that reads, “Pete Malloy, you are end of watch”:
  • Jean Darling, silent movie Our Gang member, has died

    09/06/2015 6:33:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies ^ | september 6, 2015 | james l. neibaur
    Jean Darling, one of the last surviving members of the silent movie Our Gang comedies, has died. Her death was reported on Sunday September 6 on social media sites by her friends. She had turned 93 years old only two weeks earlier. Our Gang were also called Hal Roach's Rascals. The series was known as The Little Rascals on television. In its long history, from the 1920s into the 1940s, the Our Gang roster changed a lot, with some notable members including Jackie Cooper, Farina Hoskins, Stymie Beard, Spanky McFarland, Darla Hood, and Alfalfa Switzer. Jean Darling joined Our Gang in...
  • Rico Rodriguez : The Specials' Trombonist Dies Aged 80

    09/05/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Rico Rodriguez was a ska and reggae musician who played with the band on songs including the 1979 hit A Message to You Rudy. The Specials announced his death in a tweet on Friday. It said: "Our dear friend Rico passed away today. We offer out deepest condolences to his family. His legacy will go on forever. RIP dear Rico" SNIP He worked with many different musicians and producers during a lengthy career, including Prince Buster, Karl Pitterson and Jools Holland in his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. SNIP
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/03/2015 1:52:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Ruth Newman, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies at 113

    09/02/2015 8:48:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sep 2, 2015
    Only one known survivor remains: 109-year-old William Del Monte, who was 3 months old when the quake hitRuth Newman, one of only two known remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113. Family members say Newman passed away July 29 at her home in Pebble Beach, California, the coastal town where she and her late husband moved to after living in Pacific Grove. Newman was 5 years old when the quake struck, shaking her home in a Healdsburg ranch about 70 miles north of...
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/02/2015 5:28:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 09/02/2015 | Todd Leopold
    Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Dean Jones, ‘The Love Bug’ Star, Dies at 84

    09/02/2015 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Borges · 57 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/2/2015 | Alex Stedman
    Actor Dean Jones, best known for his acting work in such Disney films as “The Love Bug” and “That Darn Cat,” died of Parkinson’s disease Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 84. In addition to his appearances in films such as “Under the Yum-Yum Tree,” “The Shaggy D.A.,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “Snowball Express,” “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” and “Beethoven,” Jones also had roles in five Broadway shows and appeared in numerous television series and specials. He appeared in 46 films over the course of his career. The actor made his Broadway debut in “There Was a Little Girl”...
  • Obituaries for WDBJ7 Reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward

    08/31/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Staff
    Parker, Alison Bailey posted 2 days ago August 29th, 2015 Alison Bailey Parker, loved by everyone who knew her, was taken from us at the age of 24 on August 26, 2015. Born in Annapolis, Md., Alison grew up in Collinsville, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 2009. Her many accomplishments included Piedmont District Swimmer of the Year award, Big M Trophy recipient, and a member of the jazz and concert bands where she played both trumpet and French horn. As a student at the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology, she was a member of the...
  • Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

    08/30/2015 6:33:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Variety ^ | August 30, 2015
    Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films, “Nightmare on Elm Street” and more, has died of brain cancer. He was 76.
  • Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote For Hillary in Obituaries Is Becoming A Thing

    08/29/2015 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 29, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton is so unpopular among some older voters that their last dying wish, literally, is that their loved ones do not vote for the former secretary of state. Since Hillary launched her campaign, at least three people have requested in their obituaries that in lieu of flowers, their loved ones give their vote to anyone but Hillary on Election Day. The Washington Free Beacon reports: An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched...
  • Dust Covered Woman from Iconic 9-11 Photograph Dies of Cancer

    08/26/2015 8:09:05 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 16 replies
    yahoo news AFP ^ | 8-26-15 | Olivia Hampton
    Washington (AFP) - A survivor of the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York who was featured in one of the most haunting photographs of the outrage has died of stomach cancer. She was 42. The family of Marcy Borders first announced her death Monday on Facebook.
  • Marcy Borders, survivor known as 'Dust Lady' in iconic 9/11 photo, dies at 42

    08/26/2015 6:34:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed August 26, 2015 | David Shortell
    Many remember the haunting photograph: A woman wearing business attire and pearls is covered head-to-toe in white dust, her hands held out helplessly before her, as she makes her way out of the World Trade Center's damaged North Tower on September 11, 2001. She survived that day, getting out before both towers of the trade center crumbled and killed 2,753 people in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. But the woman in the photos, known to most as the "Dust Lady," died Tuesday, her family said. Marcy Borders was 42.
  • 9/11 ‘Dust Lady’ Marcy Borders, featured in haunting photo, dies of cancer

    08/26/2015 7:12:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | J. Freedom du Lac
    When the World Trade Center’s South Tower collapsed, just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, photographer Stan Honda was in lower Manhattan, taking pictures of the incomprehensible scene.