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  1. 'Chainsaw' Tommy May, Famed Key Grip in Hollywood, Dies at 81

    12:04 pm 3/18/2015

    He teamed with Sam Peckinpah, Billy Wilder, John Frankenheimer, Blake Edwards and Vilmos Zigmond during a long, colorful career.Read more

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  2. Ib Melchior, Screenwriter on 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars,' Dies at 97

    5:28 pm 3/17/2015

    He claimed TV's 'Lost in Space' and 'Star Trek' were stolen from him by Irwin Allen and Gene Roddenberry, respectively.Read more

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  3. Pregnant 'Food Network Star' Contestant and Husband Murdered, Suspect Arrested

    4:31 pm 3/17/2015

    Cristie Schoen Codd appeared on the cooking-competition show in 2012 and was a stunt performer in this summer's 'Terminator Genisys.'Read more

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  4. Robert X. Modica, Famed New York Acting Teacher, Dies at 83

    4:46 pm 3/16/2015

    His students included Marian Seldes, John Turturro, David Duchovny and Louise Lasser.Read more

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  5. Mike Porcaro, Bassist for Toto, Dies at 59

    3:05 pm 3/15/2015

    He played on their most successful album, 'Toto IV,' which featured the hit singles "Africa" and "Rosanna." Read more

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  6. Judd McIlvain, Former Consumer Advocate for KCBS-TV, Dies at 73

    10:01 am 3/14/2015

    He was known for his popular "Troubleshooter" reports, which came to the aid of the underdog.Read more

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  7. Joe McDonnell, Longtime L.A. Sports Journalist and Radio Host, Dies at 58

    6:18 pm 3/13/2015

    He was on the local scene for nearly four decades. The Lakers are among the teams that are mourning his death.Read more

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  8. Gene Patton, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine From 'The Gong Show,' Dies at 82

    4:49 pm 3/13/2015

    Host Chuck Barris put the NBC stagehand on the game show, and everyone went nuts when he shuffled along to the jazzy “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.”Read more

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  9. Terry Pratchett, 'Discworld' Creator, Dies at 66

    8:34 am 3/12/2015

    The British writer had received a knighthood for his work on the beloved fantasy series.Read more

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  10. Miller High Life Actor Windell Middlebrooks Dies at 36

    2:59 pm 3/10/2015

    The actor co-starred on ABC's 'Body of Proof' and was seen in 'The Suite Life on Deck' and 'Scrubs.'Read more

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