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  1. Oscar-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

    7:26 am 8/7/2012

    The man behind the music of "The Way We Were," "The Sting" and "A Chorus Line" died suddenly in Los Angeles.Read more

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  2. Robert Hughes, Renowned Art Critic and Author, Dies at 74

    9:58 pm 8/6/2012

    He worked for Time magazine for more than three decades but was best known for his best-selling book "The Fatal Shore," about Australia.Read more

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  3. ASCAP Executive Chris Amenita Dies at 55

    4:10 pm 8/6/2012

    The performing rights group's senior vp broadcast operations and new media licensing had worked there for 27 years.Read more

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  4. Mexican Icon Chavela Vargas, Famed 'Ranchera' Singer Who Defied Stereotypes, Dies at 93

    8:44 pm 8/5/2012

    Vargas, who recorded 80 albums, appeared in "Frida," about her friend Frida Kahlo, and her music was featured in many of Pedro Almodovar's films.Read more

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  5. Joan Stein, Tony-Winning Producer, Dies at 59

    6:06 pm 8/3/2012

    She partnered with Steve Martin on "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and in a television production company.Read more

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  6. Character Actor John Finnegan Dies at 85

    12:23 pm 8/2/2012

    He worked in film and TV with John Cassavetes and Peter Falk, two of his buddies from New York.Read more

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  7. Tony Sly, Frontman of Punk Band No Use for a Name, Dies at 41

    5:33 pm 8/1/2012

    The California singer-songwriter-guitarist's death was announced by seminal label Fat Wreck Chords, which signed the band in 1993. Read more

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  8. Sidney Reznick, Writer for Legendary Comedians, Dies at 92

    10:42 pm 7/31/2012

    He wrote for Jimmy Durante, Jack Paar, Bob Hope and was a staff writer for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show."Read more

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  9. Gore Vidal Dies at 86

    9:02 pm 7/31/2012

    The novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist and political activist ran for Congress and pushed boundaries with such works as "Myra Breckinridge" and "The City and the Pillar."Read more

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  10. R.G. Armstrong, Character Actor in Dozens of Westerns, Dies at 95

    2:17 pm 7/31/2012

    He appeared in four films for Sam Peckinpah, three for Warren Beatty and in such TV series as “Gunsmoke,” “Wagon Train” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”Read more

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