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  1. Frank Pierson, Former Movie Academy President, Writer and Director, Dies at 87

    11:00 am 7/23/2012

    UPDATED: The Oscar winner for "Dog Day Afternoon" served as head of AMPAS from 2001-05.Read more

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  2. Tom Davis, Writing Partner of Al Franken on 'Saturday Night Live,' Dies at 59

    5:01 pm 7/19/2012

    He created sketches featuring the Coneheads, Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child and Christopher Walken in "The Continental" during his 14 seasons on the show.Read more

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  3. Morgan Paull, Cult-Favorite 'Blade Runner' Actor, Dies at 67

    11:50 am 7/17/2012

    The veteran character actor also appeared in “Patton,” “Norma Rae” and “Cahill U.S. Marshal” and was active in SAG politics.Read more

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  4. William Asher, Director of Classic TV Shows Including 'I Love Lucy' and 'Bewitched,' Dies at 90 (Report)

    8:23 pm 7/16/2012

    The Emmy-winning helmer also produced "Bewitched," which starred his then-wife Elizabeth Montgomery, and co-created "The Patty Duke Show."Read more

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  5. Kitty Wells, Country Music's First Female Superstar, Dies at 92

    3:37 pm 7/16/2012

    The singer's career spanned eight decades, with hits including "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," a retort to Hank Thompson’s “The Wild Side of Life.”Read more

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  6. Jon Lord, Keyboardist and Founder of Deep Purple, Dies at 71

    3:13 pm 7/16/2012

    The Hammond organ specialist co-wrote "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," "Woman From Tokyo" and many other rock classics.Read more

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  7. Barry Lorie, Veteran Hollywood Marketing Executive, Dies

    3:12 pm 7/16/2012

    He worked for Columbia, Fox, Universal, Disney and MGM and on films including “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Thelma & Louise.”Read more

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  8. Oscar-Winning Actress Celeste Holm Dies at 95

    10:02 am 7/15/2012

    The actress soared to Broadway fame in “Oklahoma!" an won an Academy Award for “Gentleman’s Agreement."Read more

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  9. Richard Zanuck's Death: Hollywood Remembers The Legendary Producer

    2:12 pm 7/13/2012

    Steven Spielberg, Barry Meyer, Tom Rothman remember the Oscar-winning producer after his death.Read more

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  10. Maria Cole, Jazz Singer and Widow of Nat 'King' Cole, Dies at 89

    6:17 pm 7/11/2012

    The mother of Natalie Cole performed in bands fronted by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Carter.Read more

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