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Filmmaker Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943-August 26, 2017) created a landmark of Grand Guignol entertainment with his 1974 horror film, "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," in which the villainous ...

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Born in Fort Worth, Liz Smith (February 2, 1923-November 12, 2017) fell in love with the silver screen as a young girl, since movies were one of the few things her devout Baptist mother did not ...

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Southern California private detective Kinsey Millhone was the alter ego of Sue Grafton (April 24, 1940 - December 28, 2017), author of the bestselling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, which ...

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Actor, playwright and stage director Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977-July 8, 2017) appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," and as singer Bobby Byrd in the James Brown ...

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Actor Jared Martin (December 21, 1941-May 24, 2017) became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy "Lusty Dusty" Farlow, the love of Sue Ellen, on the soap opera "Dallas." The son...

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Film editor Jerry Greenberg (July 29, 1936-December 22, 2017) was responsible for one of the most thrilling car chases in movie history: 1971's "The French Connection," in which Gene Hackman's ...

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Beginning when she was 17, German actress Karin Dor (February 22, 1938-November 6, 2017) played in dozens of films, TV and stage productions in her homeland. She was best known to international ...

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German sculptor Fritz Koenig (June 20, 1924-February 22, 2017), known for his distinctive large statues and sculptures, created the 25-foot-high ball-shaped bronze sculpture "The Sphere" ("Grosse ...

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Boxer Jake LaMotta (July 10, 1922-September 19, 2017) compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts during his fighting days, including handing Sugar Ray Robinson his first defeat. The middleweight ...

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Fats Domino (February 26, 1928-October 24, 2017), who helped create a new style of music called rock 'n' roll (and who became the first purely rock 'n' roll musician to be awarded the National...

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In a writing career that spanned six decades, newspaper columnist and author Jimmy Breslin (October 17, 1928-March 19, 2017) became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker, winning a ...

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Jim Nabors (June 12, 1930-November 30, 2017) was an authentic, shy Southern boy from small-town Alabama who suffered from asthma. As he grew he honed his operatic baritone well enough to impress ...

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Born in Fort Worth, Liz Smith (February 2, 1923-November 12, 2017) fell in love with the silver screen as a young girl, since movies were one of the few things her devout Baptist mother...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg (February 28, 1935-December 21, 2017) was known as much for his excited calls of "Oh, my!" and "Touch 'em all!" (as in bases), as he was for the big events he ...

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She claimed to have had the longest career in entertainment history, spanning some 90 years, beginning as a singing moppet with her own NBC Radio show. Rose Marie (August 15, 1923 - December 28,...

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Southern California private detective Kinsey Millhone was the alter ego of Sue Grafton (April 24, 1940 - December 28, 2017), author of the bestselling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, which ...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg (February 28, 1935-December 21, 2017) was known as much for his excited calls of "Oh, my!" and "Touch 'em all!" (as in bases), as he was for the...

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"We Are Family" (1979) was a dance anthem for womanhood recorded by the Philadelphia R&B group Sister Sledge, and it was a professional highpoint for Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956-March 10, 2017 ...

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A Brooklyn native and Brown University art history major, writer, director and actor Joseph Bologna (Dec. 30, 1934- August 13, 2017) shared an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of the 1971 ...

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"It had been my great ambition to play an American James Bond," said actor Richard Anderson (August 8, 1926-August 31, 2017) in his 2015 memoir. As Oscar Goldman, the intelligence agency ...

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You might not be reading this (and we wouldn't be writing this) if it were not for Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov (September 7, 1939-May 19, 2017). For on September 26, 1983, when the Soviet...

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A Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winner and former U.S. poet laureate, W.S. Merwin (September 30, 1927-March 15, 2019) was a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a ...

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Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei (April 26, 1917-May 16, 2019) added elegance to landscapes across the globe with powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces, from a trapezoidal addition ...

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In the late 1960s, Sy Sperling (June 25, 1941-February 19, 2020) was a balding New York City swimming pool salesman who was growing frustrated with toupees. "If you're dating and going to be ...

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Folk musician Marty Balin (January 30, 1942-September 27, 2018), pictured far left, both founded the San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane and co-owned the Matrix, the Bay Area club where the ...

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Associated Press photojournalist Alan Diaz (May 15, 1947-July 3, 2018) was born in New York to Cuban parents, and spent his adolescence in Cuba, where he studied photography with Alberto Korda.

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Born into a family of sheep herders in Lupton, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, John Pinto (December 15, 1924-May 24, 2019) didn't start formal schooling until he was nearly a teenager. "At the age...

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In 1970 Bill Withers (July 4, 1938-March 30, 2020) was in his early 30s and still working as an aircraft mechanic in California when the Navy veteran wrote the song "Ain't No Sunshine." "That...

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Notable deaths in 2019. 31 / 151. Back image_gallery.single ... spurred by the success of the satirical revue he created with fellow Cambridge University student Peter Cook and Oxford students ...

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A boisterous comedian and singer who appeared on Broadway and in nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas, Kaye Ballard (November 20, 1925-January 21, 2019) starred for two seasons in the 1960s ...

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I wasn't being harassed," she told The Globe and Mail in 2011. First published in Cosmopolitan magazine, the picture would become the most famous taken by Orkin (who died in 1985).

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Actress Honor Blackman (August 22, 1925-April 5, 2020) had already made a strong impression playing a strong woman – leather-clad anthropologist Cathy Gale, who worked in tandem with secret ...

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"I've suffered for my music. Now it's your turn" Writer, comedian and singer-songwriter Neil Innes (December 9, 1944-December 29, 2019) originally came to fame as a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah ...

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Notable deaths in 2019. 41 / 151. Back ... I took any job I could get," he said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune last year. ... Leavelle received mail nearly every day from people asking ...

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On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School student Austin Eubanks (October 8, 1981-May 18, 2019) was shot in the hand and knee in the attack that killed 12 classmates and a teacher, including ...

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The free-spirited younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lee Radziwill (March 3, 1933-February 15, 2019) was a socialite, fashion icon, interior decorator, writer, TV interviewer and PR ...

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African American composer and musicologist Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. (September 7, 1937-March 13, 2018) entered the world of music early, performing in jazz and R&B bands as a teenager and playing ...

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British character actor Freddie Jones (September 12, 1927-July 9, 2019) made his London stage debut in 1962 with the RSC, and starred in works by Harold Pinter and Maxim Gorky. His lengthy list of...

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At 5'5, science fiction writer Harlan Ellison (May 27, 1934-June 28, 2018) was bullied as a youth, which may have fueled his loud-mouthed attitude, once punching an Ohio State University professor ...

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Bouton's book made for eye-opening and entertaining reading (the New York Public Library included it on its 1996 list of Books of the Century), but he paid a big price for the bestseller when ...

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A New York City native, Edward Joseph Mahoney broke with his family's tradition of police work, leaving behind his officer training program for a musical career under the name Eddie Money ;(March ...

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At Marvel Comics Stan Lee originally asked his artist on "Fantastic Four," Jack Kirby, to take a stab at creating Spider-Man, but Lee was unsatisfied and gave the gig to Steve Ditko (November 2 ...

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Songwriter Allee Willis (November 10, 1947-December 24, 2019) grew up in Detroit and was raised on the sounds of Motown, though she never learned to play music. She attributed her love for music to...

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Grammy-winning R&B singer James Ingram (February 16, 1952-January 29, 2019) recorded ballads and pop songs with a soulful voice that sounded like whisky. His recordings of "Just Once" and "One ...

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Luke Perry (October 11, 1966-March 4, 2019) gained instant heartthrob status playing bad boy Dylan McKay in the 1990s series "Beverly Hills, 90210." He started out as a child actor, landing roles ...

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Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay (July 29, 1925-March 3, 2019) was a nine-time All-Star and one of the game's best left wings, bringing muscle and meanness to the Red...

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She was a nun who became a television star, talking about art history and rhapsodizing about classical depictions of male and female nudes. Born in South Africa, raised in Scotland and educated at ...

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Newscaster Carl Kasell (April 2, 1934-April 17, 2018) loved radio from an early age, telling stories of how he would play his grandmother's records on a wind-up turntable, providing his own ...

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In the 1980s America had no better pitchman than auto executive Lee Iacocca (October 15, 1924-July 2, 2019). An engineer by education and a salesman by nature, Iacocca became a bold-faced name as a...

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A leading actress of the French New Wave, the Danish-born Anna Karina (September 22, 1940-December 14, 2019) modeled and sang in cabarets before moving to France, where she was advised by Coco ...

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Early in his career, Nobel Prize-winning biologist Sydney Brenner (January 13, 1927-April 5, 2019) worked with Francis Crick after having been introduced to Crick's discovery of DNA. "The double ...

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From "West Side Story" to "Fiddler on the Roof," "Damn Yankees" to "Cabaret," "Sweeney Todd" to "The Phantom of the Opera," Harold Prince (January 30, 1928-July 31, 2019) was the driving force ...

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An accomplished publisher and editor since his mid-20s, in 1987 Sonny Mehta (November 9, 1942-December 30, 2019) became just the third editor-in-chief of Alfred A. Knopf in its 72-year history ...

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New York-born Carol Lynley (February 13, 1942-September 3, 2019) started out as a child model, and at 15 was starring in the Broadway production of "The Potting Shed," a role which landed her on...

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In the 1960s New York City native Susan Anspach (November 23, 1942-April 2, 2018) appeared on stage in "A View From the Bridge" (with Robert Duvall) and in the Broadway show "And Things That...

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Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell (June 6, 1935-April 5, 2020) grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, played baseball in high school and starred in track and football at the University of Illinois. After ...

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Tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle (October 7, 1931-March 25, 2019) was often called the father of modern tattooing. Growing up in Northern California's Ukiah Valley, he was fascinated by the tattoos of ...

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In 1984 Ronald and Nancy Reagan chose Edmund Morris (May 27, 1940-May 24, 2019) to write the authorized biography of the president. He became a regular visitor at the White House at the start...

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"Purple hum, assorted cardsrazor lights, you bringand all to prove you're on the moveand vanishingCandy O, I need you so" "Candy O" by Ric Ocasek Rock guitarist Ric Ocasek (March 23, 1944 ...

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At Marvel Comics Stan Lee originally asked his artist on "Fantastic Four," Jack Kirby, to take a stab at creating Spider-Man, but Lee was unsatisfied and gave the gig to Steve Ditko (November 2 ...

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