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  1. Character Actor Ned Wertimer Dies at 89

    5:59 pm 1/8/2013

    He played Ralph the Doorman, always looking for a tip, for 11 seasons on the sitcom “The Jeffersons.”Read more

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  2. David R. Ellis, Director of 'Snakes on a Plane,' Dies at 60

    2:56 pm 1/7/2013

    The director was three weeks away from shooting "Kite," a remake of a 1998 anime that would have reteamed him with Samuel L. Jackson. Read more

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  3. John Sheardown, Canadian Diplomat Who Helped Inspire 'Argo,' Dies at 88

    8:10 pm 1/4/2013

    The second-ranking member of the Canadian Embassy hid four Americans in his home during the Iranian hostage crisis. Read more

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  4. Veteran Hollywood Publicist Sandra Dorfman Dies at 74

    4:16 pm 1/3/2013

    She worked at Hanson & Schwam Public Relations since 1989.Read more

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  5. Agent Jim Murray Dies at 85

    5:58 pm 1/2/2013

    He was a big part of the Las Vegas scene for four decades and represented such stars as Tony Bennett, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Lewis and Joan Rivers.Read more

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  6. Miles Austrevich, Inspiration for Jokes4Miles.com, Dies at 20

    3:52 pm 1/2/2013

    Bill Murray, Jay Leno and others were among the celebrities who contributed to the site created to lift his spirits as he fought a rare form of brain cancer.Read more

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  7. Don Medford, Who Directed the Historic Last Episode of ‘The Fugitive,’ Dies

    2:49 pm 1/2/2013

    The series’ climax attracted a then-record 78 million viewers in 1967. "Midnight Medford" also helmed episodes of “Dynasty” and “The Twilight Zone” and the Sidney Poitier film “The Organization.”Read more

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  8. Patti Page 'The Singing Rage' Dies at 85

    1:46 pm 1/2/2013

    The "Tennessee Waltz" singer, who was the biggest-selling female vocalist of the 1950s, died New Year's Day in Encinitas, Calif. Read more

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  9. Scott Sterling, Son of Clippers' Owner Don Sterling, Found Dead

    9:04 am 1/2/2013

    The 32-year-old was found in a home on Pacific Coast Highway.Read more

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  10. Penny Marshall: Jack Klugman Taught Me Laverne's Timing

    7:00 am 1/2/2013

    Reflecting on the sitcom legend's death, the actress tells THR she gave her co-star Cindy Williams this advice: "Watch 'The Odd Couple.' That's the chemistry." Read more

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