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  1. Sam Distefano, Talent Exec for Hugh Hefner and Meshulam Riklis, Dies at 88

    11:13 am 4/15/2015

    A jazz pianist from Chicago, he booked acts for the Playboy chain of nightclubs and the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.Read more

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  2. Walt Baker, TV Exec Who Sued a Newspaper Reviewer for Libel, Dies at 84

    4:35 pm 4/14/2015

    The former programming executive at KHJ-TV in Los Angeles also introduced audiences to Elvira, the sexy hostess of late-night horror movies.Read more

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  3. Herb Trimpe, Co-Creator of 'Wolverine,' Dies at 75

    10:22 am 4/14/2015

    The artist drew 'The Incredible Hulk' for seven years, as well as Marvel's first 'G.I. Joe' comic bookRead more

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  4. Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize-Winning German Author of 'The Tin Drum,' Dies at 87

    3:30 am 4/13/2015

    Director Volker Schlondorff in 2010 returned to Cannes with a reworked version of his 1979 Palme d'Or-winning film based on the novel.Read more

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  5. Paul Almond, Director and Producer of 'Seven Up!,' Dies at 83

    6:59 pm 4/11/2015

    He was married to fellow Montreal native Genevieve Bujold and directed the actress in four films.Read more

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  6. Marketing Exec Marvin Antonowsky Dies at 86

    5:15 pm 4/10/2015

    During his career, he served stints at both Columbia and Universal.Read more

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  7. TV Syndication Pioneer Leonard Firestone Dies at 93

    3:24 pm 4/10/2015

    He syndicated such iconic early TV shows as 'The Addams Family,' 'Green Acres,' 'The Rifleman' and 'Sea Hunt.'Read more

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  8. Vivian Nathan, Original Member of The Actors Studio, Dies at 98

    10:19 am 4/10/2015

    She appeared in the original Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams' 'The Rose Tattoo' and 'Camino Real' and played Jane Fonda's psychiatrist in 'Klute.'Read more

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  9. Lisa Simon, Stalwart on 'Sesame Street' for More Than Four Decades, Dies at 64

    2:16 pm 4/9/2015

    The winner of an incredible 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, she started as a file clerk and went on to direct and produce for the children's show.Read more

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  10. 'Brother Bear' Co-Director Robert Walker Dies at 54

    11:22 am 4/9/2015

    The Canadian animator's credits in the Disney den include 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King.' Read more

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