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  • 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
    cnn.com ^ | 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 · 27 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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.
  • The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: (truncated)

    08/26/2015 5:07:23 AM PDT · by csvset · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Joel Christie and Jeff Maysh
    The 'dust lady' of 9/11 dies: Iconic survivor Marcy Borders, 42, succumbs to stomach cancer which she blamed on ash from the Twin Towers attack Marcy Borders was a 28-year-old Bank of America worker when she fled the 81st floor of 1 World Trade Center after the first plane struckShe was on the ground when the second plane hit on September 11, 2001AFP photographer Stan Honda took a photo of her running for safetyBorders became known as 'dust lady' and her picture became iconicShe fell into a spiral of depression and addiction but became sober in 2011In August 2014 Borders was...
  • 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer

    08/25/2015 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 25, 2015
    BAYONNE -- After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders -- the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 -- has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members. Michael Borders, Marcy Borders' brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: "I can't believe my sister is gone."
  • Martin Bernal, ‘Black Athena’ Scholar, Dies at 76

    06/23/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/22/2013 | PAUL VITELLO
    Martin Bernal, whose three-volume work “Black Athena” ignited an academic debate by arguing that the African and Semitic lineage of Western civilization had been scrubbed from the record of ancient Greece by 18th- and 19th-century historians steeped in the racism of their times, died on June 9 in Cambridge, England. He was 76. The cause was complications of myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder, said his wife, Leslie Miller-Bernal. “Black Athena” opened a new front in the warfare over cultural diversity already raging on American campuses in the 1980s and ’90s. The first volume, published in 1987 — the same year...
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died of head injuries suffered yesterday

    08/24/2015 6:13:05 PM PDT · by arbitrary.squid · 95 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | 9:03 p.m. EDT August 24, 2015 | JENNA FRYER
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.</p> <p>IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.</p>
  • WW II fighter ace Fritz Payne dies; shot down 6 warplanes during Guadalcanal

    08/19/2015 7:20:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/15 | AP
    <p>Frederick R. "Fritz" Payne, a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal, a bloody, months-long confrontation that helped change the course of the war, has died at age 104.</p>
  • Batman’ Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away–Cancer Claims Original ‘Batgirl’ As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • Julian Bond, civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman, dies at 75

    08/16/2015 2:04:22 AM PDT · by Greg123456 · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | Faith Karimi, CNN
    ulian Bond, a civil rights leader and former board chairman of the NAACP, has died. He was 75. Bond died Saturday night after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which he served as founding president in the 1970s.
  • Frank Gifford, New York Giants legend and husband to Kathy Lee Gifford, dead at 84

    08/09/2015 11:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 94 replies
    Legendary New York Giants star Frank Gifford, the pro Football Hall of Famer who transferred smoothly to the announcers’ booth after retiring, died Sunday morning. He was 84.
  • Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source ‘Curveball,’

    08/08/2015 9:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/6/15 | Greg Miller
    Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Linda Drumheller. Mr. Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIA’s focus shifted from the Cold War to terrorist threats. He rose to prominent positions at CIA headquarters, serving as chief of the European division at a time when the agency was abducting al-Qaeda...
  • Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4th August 2015 | William Grimes
    'Robert Conquest, a historian whose landmark studies of the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s documented the horrors perpetrated by the Soviet regime against its own citizens, died on Monday in Stanford, Calif. He was 98. His wife, the former Elizabeth Neece, said the cause was pneumonia. Mr. Conquest, a poet and science-fiction buff, turned to the study of the Soviet Union in the mid-1950s out of dissatisfaction with the quality of analysis he saw at the British Foreign Office, where he worked after World War II in the Information Research Department, a semi-secret office responsible for...
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/04/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/4/2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the Cold War in 1968, when sources about the Soviet Union were scarce, Mr....
  • Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98

    08/05/2015 10:10:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 4, 2015 | BRENDA CRONIN And ALAN CULLISON
    Anglo-American historian and poet who chronicled Stalin’s excesses dies in Palo Alto, Calif.Robert Conquest, an Anglo-American historian whose works on the terror and privation under Joseph Stalin made him the pre-eminent Western chronicler of the horrors of Soviet rule, died Monday in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98 years old. Mr. Conquest’s master work, “The Great Terror,” was the first detailed account of the Stalinist purges from 1937 to 1939. He estimated that under Stalin, 20 million people perished from famines, Soviet labor camps and executions—a toll that eclipsed that of the Holocaust. Writing at the height of the...
  • New Zealander who was last WWII 'Dambuster' pilot dies at 96

    08/04/2015 11:45:25 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/4/15 | Nick Perry
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealander who was the last surviving pilot from the specialized World War II "Dambuster" mission targeting German infrastructure died Tuesday. Les Munro was 96...
  • Cilla Black dead: Legendary TV presenter and singing star dies

    08/02/2015 6:28:10 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | August 2 | Gerard Couzens, Halina Watts & Claire Rutter
    Showbiz legend Cilla, who also had two number one singles at the start of a career stretching over 50 years, died in Spain.... She was championed by The Beatles and enjoyed eleven top ten hits including chart-toppers Anyone Who Had a Heart and You're My World.
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dead at 61: report

    07/31/2015 3:20:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 66 replies
    .nydailynews. ^ | July 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
    Legendary wrestling champion Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61. The WWE Hall of Famer died in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free. Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair watches from outside the ring as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes by Piper in 2009. Previous Next HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair (seen outside the ring) looks on as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes...
  • True crime author Ann Rule dead at 83

    07/27/2015 4:13:55 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015 | CBS News/AP
    SEATTLE -- True crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at 83. Rule died at Highline Medical Center, south of Seattle, at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, said Scott Thompson, a spokesman for CHI Franciscan Health. Rule's daughter, Leslie Rule, said on Facebook that her mother had many health issues, including congestive heart failure. "My mom died peacefully last night," Leslie Rule wrote. "She got to see all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren." Ann Rule's first book, "The Stranger Beside Me," profiled Bundy, whom...
  • Pianist Ivan Moravec has died

    07/27/2015 12:14:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Gramophone ^ | July 27, 2015 | James Jolly
    Born November 9, 1930; died July 27, 2015 Born in Prague, Ivan Moravec enjoyed a loyal following among piano buffs thanks to his recordings and relatively rare concert appearances.
  • Breaking News: Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies at 22

    07/26/2015 6:26:23 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 83 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2015
    This story just breaking.
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

    07/26/2015 10:25:26 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27, 2015 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    DULUTH, Ga. (AP)--The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was. Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all. Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia, about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the...
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at Age 22

    07/26/2015 9:31:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Joe Tacopino
    Bobbi Kristina Brown, the tragic daughter of legendary artist Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died on Sunday at a hospice center in Georgia, a report said. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God,” the Houston family told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday night. It’s been six months since the 22-year-old Brown had been found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home.
  • First female external affairs minister, Flora MacDonald, dead at age 89

    07/26/2015 11:50:01 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | July 26, 2015
    OTTAWA — Flora MacDonald, who served as a senior cabinet member in two Conservative federal governments and made a run for the party’s leadership in 1976, has died. She was 89. MacDonald’s long-time executive assistant Margit Herrman says MacDonald died in Ottawa this morning — the cause of death was not immediately available. MacDonald was the first woman to hold the foreign affairs portfolio in Joe Clark’s government from 1979 to 1980. She was heading the department during the Iranian hostage crisis when Canadian diplomats gave shelter to six Americans who escaped capture when their embassy was overrun.
  • Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

    07/23/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 2:42 PM EDT
    Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92. Officials said in a release that Cathy was surrounded by family when she died Wednesday night at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. …
  • Theodore Bikel, R.I.P.

    07/22/2015 11:34:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Actor and musician Theodore Bikel passed away yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91. Bikel is best known for playing Tevye in the Broadway classic Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel also starred as Captain von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. The Austrian-born Bikel’s career spanned six decades and appeared in such films as The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn and The Defiant Ones with Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Bikel would receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his...
  • Chicago Sinfonietta founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

    07/22/2015 8:56:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hedy Weiss
    Maestro Paul Freeman who, for 24 years was the Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta – a post he held since his founding of the orchestra in 1987 – died Tuesday night, July 21. He was 79 and, according to a statement issued by the orchestra, he had been fighting a number of physical challenges over the last few years.
  • 'Ragtime' Author E.L. Doctorow Dies at 84

    07/21/2015 9:34:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    The National Book Award-winning author of Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, E.L. Doctorow, died Tuesday in New York, his family said. He was 84. The author's son, Richard, told The New York Times his father died of complications from lung cancer. Doctorow's agent, Ron Bernstein, confirmed the news to the Los Angeles Times. Doctorow was known for writing historical fiction in the form of a dozen novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. He also wrote essays on literature and politics. He won the National Book Award for his novel, Ragtime, which was later adapted into a Broadway...
  • Pilot Louis Lenart, hailed as 'the man who saved Tel Aviv,' dies at 94

    07/22/2015 10:44:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man who saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, has died. Lenart died Monday at his home in Raanana, Israel, of heart and kidney failure. He was 94. His funeral on July 22 at the Kefar Nachman Cemetery in Raanana will be attended by high-ranking officers of the U.S. Marine Corps and Israeli Air Force, according to Lenart’s wife, Rachel Nir.
  • Theodore Bikel, Broadway's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Star, Dies at 91

    07/21/2015 12:15:45 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/21/2015 | Duane Byrge
    He also created Von Trapp for 'The Sound of Music' for the stage, earned an Oscar nom for 'The Defiant Ones' and was an accomplished folk singer. Theodore Bikel, a prolific performer and political activist who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music and defined the role of Tevye the Milkman during more than 2,200 performances of Fiddler on the Roof, has died. He was 91. Bikel died of natural causes on Tuesday morning at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll announced.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar John Trever Dies

    05/02/2006 9:09:50 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 408+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, May 02, 2006 | Associated Press
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. — John C. Trever, the American scholar who photographed the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem in 1948, has died, his family reported. He was 90. Trever died Saturday at his home in Lake Forest in Orange County, said his son, Albuquerque Journal political cartoonist John Trever. The younger Trever said it was by chance that his father happened to be in Jerusalem doing unrelated research when Father Boutros Sowmy brought several scrolls to the American School of Oriental Research in February 1948 that were said to have been found in a cave the year before by a...
  • George Coe, 'Saturday Night Live' original castmember, dies at 86

    07/20/2015 4:42:07 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 10 replies
    CNN/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/20/15 | Mike Barnes
    George Coe, an original member of "Saturday Night Live's" Not Ready for Prime Time Players who also appeared in such films as "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "The Stepford Wives," has died. He was 86...
  • Dave Somerville Dies: Founder and Lead Singer of The Diamonds Was 81

    07/19/2015 8:33:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 17, 2015
    Dave Somerville, founder and lead singer of the popular 1950s rock-n-roll band The Diamonds, died Wednesday in California at age 81. Tagged with the moniker "Diamond Dave," Somerville discovered The Diamonds during a talent show audition in 1953; he signed on as their coach and then became their lead singer, Billboard reported. Somerville told Tom Meros in an interview that he was a radio engineer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. in Toronto, Canada, when he saw four guys lined up to audition in a hallway. He asked them to sing a song and started working with the quartet.
  • Alex Rocco, Mobster Moe Greene in 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

    07/19/2015 3:47:03 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 19, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    Alex Rocco, the veteran tough-guy character actor with the gravelly voice best known for playing mobster and Las Vegas casino owner Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died. He was 79. Rocco died Saturday, his daughter, Jennifer, announced on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately available. Rocco, who studied acting with the late Leonard Nimoy, a fellow Boston-area transplant, also was the voice of Roger Meyers Jr., the cigar-smoking chairman of the studio behind "Itchy and Scratchy" on The Simpsons, and he played Arthur Evans, the father of Jeffrey Dean Morgan's character, on the stylish Starz series...
  • Alex Rocco Obituary

    07/19/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Borges · 25 replies
    Legacy ^ | 7/19/2015
    Alex Rocco, a longtime character actor has died at the age of 79, according to the examiner.com. His death was first reported by his daughter on her facebook page. One of his best known roles would be as casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” who had the famous line, “Do you know who I am”? He appeared in many films including “Freebie and the Bean, “Cannonball Run II”, and “Dream a Little Dream” (1989), which was directed by his son Marc Rocco who passed away in 2009. He also appeared in such popular movies as “Get Shorty” in 1995...
  • Aubrey Morris, 'A Clockwork Orange' Actor, Dies at 89

    07/17/2015 1:15:49 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 31 replies
    Yahoo/Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/17/15 | Cheryl Cheng
    Aubrey Morris, the character actor who played probation officer Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, has died. He was 89...
  • Jon Vickers, Opera Star Known for His Raw Power and Intensity, Dies at 88

    07/13/2015 12:02:25 PM PDT · by Borges · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 12, 2015 | ANTHONY TOMMASINI
    The Canadian tenor Jon Vickers, who brought a colossal voice and raw dramatic intensity to everything he sang, including legendary portrayals of Wagner’s Tristan, Verdi’s Otello, Beethoven’s Florestan and Britten’s Peter Grimes, died on Friday in Ontario, Canada. He was 88. The Royal Opera House in London posted a statement from the Vickers family saying the cause was Alzheimer’s disease. From his early teens, when his robust singing in his family church in Saskatchewan was the talk of the congregation (parishioners remember his final high note in the hymn “Jerusalem” almost rattling the windows), until his fledgling appearances in the...
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" Author Harper Lee may have written a third novel

    07/13/2015 9:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/13/2015 | Wyatt Massey, Special to CNN
    Two startling revelations about long-hidden work by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee have stunned readers awaiting Tuesday's release of her new book, "Go Set a Watchman." Lee's attorney, Tonja Carter, hinted Monday in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that the reclusive author may have written a third novel. Carter wrote that she recently examined the contents of a safe-deposit box in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, and saw the manuscript for "Watchman" lying "underneath a stack of a significant number of pages of another typed text." "Was it an earlier draft of 'Watchman,' or of 'Mockingbird,'...
  • Lawrence of Arabia' star Omar Sharif dies at 83

    07/10/2015 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago died at age of 83, Egyptian media reported. “He died this afternoon of a heart attack in Cairo,” Steve Kenis told AFP, adding that the actor had been in a hospital for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in a Syrian family and named Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Egypt in 1932, he was brought up as a Roman catholic and earned a college degree in mathematics and physics before he joined his family’s business. Read: Hollywood film legend Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer’s disease Omar...
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimer’s disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia – his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film.
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Raiders’ QB great Stabler passes away at 69

    07/09/2015 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 9, 2015 | By Vic Tafur
    Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977, died Thursday at the age of 69. Stabler led Alabama to an 11-0 record in 1966 before turning pro. From 1968-75, the Oakland Raiders played in six AFL/AFC title games and lost each one of them to the eventual Super Bowl champion.