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  1. Earl Scruggs, Grammy-Winning Bluegrass Pioneer, Dies

    6:40 pm 3/28/2012

    The three-finger "Scruggs style," popularized during his stint in Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys in the 1940s and heard in the "Beverly Hillbillies" theme, remains the dominant method for playing the instrument.Read more

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  2. James Marrinan, International TV Executive, Dies at 60

    3:42 pm 3/27/2012

    He worked at Viacom, ITC and Warner Bros. before co-founding a consulting firm in 1999.Read more

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  3. Tonino Guerra, Screenwriter on ‘Amarcord’ and ‘Blow-Up,’ Dies at 92

    1:18 pm 3/23/2012

    During his 50-year-plus career, the Italian scribe and three-time Oscar nominee worked on 10 films with director Michelangelo Antonioni.Read more

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  4. Ulu Grosbard, Stage and Film Director, Dies at 83

    8:36 am 3/21/2012

    The two-time Tony Award nominee, who worked frequently with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall, helmed "The Subject Was Roses," "True Confessions" and "Georgia."Read more

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  5. French War Film Director Pierre Schoendoerffer Dies at 83

    10:51 am 3/14/2012

    France mourns the former POW who won an Oscar in 1968 for "The Anderson Platoon"Read more

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  6. CAA Executive Charles Melniker Dies at 60

    3:48 pm 3/13/2012

    He worked at the agency since 2001 after founding his own management firm in 1990.Read more

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  7. Doobie Brothers Drummer 'Big Mike' Hossack Dies at 65

    2:58 pm 3/13/2012

    He played with the group from 1971-74 before rejoining in 1987.Read more

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  8. David McGrath, Former Top Marketing Exec at MGM, Dies at 74

    12:05 pm 3/13/2012

    The former FBI agent spearheaded campaigns for such films as “Doctor Zhivago” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.”Read more

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  9. 'Disco Inferno' Singer James T. Ellis Dead at 74

    5:31 am 3/9/2012

    The frontman for The Trammps died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C.Read more

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  10. Actress Joan Taylor Dies at 82

    3:05 pm 3/6/2012

    "Rifleman" regular also co-wrote the 1997 comedy "Fools Rush In" and oversaw the "Hawaii Five-O" business after the death of her husband, writer-producer Leonard Freeman.Read more

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