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  1. Spirit Drummer Ed Cassidy Dies at 89

    10:35 am 12/8/2012

    Nicknamed "Mr. Skin," he led the eclectic band with his stepson, guitarist Randy California, and brought jazz influences to the 1960s group famous for "I Got a Line on You" and "Nature's Way."Read more

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  2. Dave Brubeck's Death: What the Industry is Saying

    10:20 am 12/6/2012

    The renowned Jazz pianist known for his time-signatures died Wednesday at 91. Read more

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  3. 'Night Court' Creator Reinhold Weege Dies at 62

    7:03 pm 12/5/2012

    The Chicago native also wrote for “Barney Miller” and “M*A*S*H” and received four Emmy nominations.Read more

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  4. Report: Actress Susan Luckey Dies at 74

    12:14 pm 12/5/2012

    She starred as a youngster in the famed movie musicals “Carousel” and “The Music Man.”Read more

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  5. Legendary Jazz Musician Dave Brubeck Dies at 91

    10:08 am 12/5/2012

    UPDATE: The pianist and composer was behind the classically cool 1959 album "Time Out," one of the top-selling jazz LPs ever. Read more

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  6. Greg Rutkowski, Top Movie Theater Executive, Dies at 64

    4:53 pm 12/4/2012

    UPDATE: He worked at AMC for 20 years and was responsible for multiplexes in Santa Monica and Century City.Read more

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  7. Top Visual Effects Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand; Worked on 'Avatar,' 'The Hobbit'

    8:47 pm 12/3/2012

    An executive producer at Weta Digital, she worked on James Cameron's "Avatar" and with Peter Jackson on such films as “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “King Kong” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”Read more

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  8. Legendary Disney Animator Mel Shaw Dies at 97

    3:57 pm 11/30/2012

    The artist drew Bambi and helped craft the story for the 1942 film in addition to working on “Fantasia,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King.”Read more

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  9. Pat Renella, Who Played a Bad Guy in ‘Bullitt,’ Dies at 83

    1:49 pm 11/30/2012

    The veteran character actor also appeared on "Mannix," "The New Phil Silvers Show" and dozens of other TV series during a 50-year-plus career.Read more

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  10. Legendary Publicist Esme Chandlee Dies at 94

    10:38 pm 11/26/2012

    She began at MGM in the 1940s and represented such stars as Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn and Tom Selleck during her 65-year career. Her great-nephew is "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix.Read more

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