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  1. Soul Singer Fontella Bass Dies at 72

    4:01 pm 12/27/2012

    Her song “Rescue Me” topped Billboard’s R&B chart in 1965.Read more

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  2. Broadway Dims Its Lights in Memory of Charles Durning, Jack Klugman

    9:45 am 12/27/2012

    In addition to their celebrated film and television careers, both actors, who died on Christmas Eve, were beloved veterans of the New York stage, with credits that included the original productions of "That Championship Season" and "Gypsy."Read more

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  3. Geeks of All Sorts Pay Tribute to 'Thunderbirds' Creator Gerry Anderson

    4:24 pm 12/26/2012

    Neil Gaiman and Edgar Wright were among those remembering the British TV icon, who died Wednesday at 83. Read more

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  4. Charles Durning, Oscar-Nominated Character Actor, Dies at 89

    9:00 am 12/25/2012

    UPDATED: Durning, who appeared in "The Sting," "Tootsie" and TV's "Rescue Me," died on Christmas Eve in his Manhattan apartment.Read more

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  5. 'Odd Couple,' 'Quincy' Star Jack Klugman Dies at 90

    3:13 pm 12/24/2012

    UPDATE: The actor, who also starred in the original fim version of "12 Angry Men," was home in Northridge, his wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles.Read more

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  6. Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70

    9:02 am 12/22/2012

    The most famous film critic in history, the Chicago legend worked at the Sun-Times for nearly 50 years; a thumbs-up from him on TV could make or break a movie.Read more

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  7. David McKenna, Who Produced the Kat Dennings Film 'Renee,' Dies at 33

    3:13 pm 12/20/2012

    UPDATED: He’s killed when his car strikes a truck on an interstate near Orlando.Read more

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  8. Music Exec Bill Schrank Dies at 60

    6:10 pm 12/19/2012

    The 30-year industry veteran worked on hit soundtracks for “The Bodyguard” and “The Big Chill.”Read more

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  9. Eerie: Christian Radio Personality Frank Pastore Dies After Motorcycle Accident He Predicted

    5:52 pm 12/17/2012

    UPDATED: "At any minute I could be spread all over the 210," the host told his audience three hours before a car struck him as he rode his motorcycle on the 210 Freeway near Los Angeles.Read more

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  10. Legendary A&M Records Exec Gil Friesen Dies at 75

    11:44 am 12/14/2012

    After a quarter-century with the label -- he was the first employee hired by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss –- he produced films including “The Breakfast Club” and co-founded the Classic Sports Cable Network.Read more

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