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  1. Tom Sherak, Former Academy President, Dies at 68

    6:23 pm 1/27/2014

    UPDATED: The popular studio executive drew on his Hollywood connections to raise more than $45 million for multiple sclerosis research and programs. Read more

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  2. Ex-Marlboro Man Dies from Smoking-Related Disease

    2:23 pm 1/27/2014

    Eric Lawson also had bit parts on TV shows including "Baretta," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty" and "Baywatch."Read more

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  3. 'Electric Company' Actor Luis Avalos Dies at 67

    11:50 am 1/24/2014

    He also had recurring roles on "ER" and "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" and appeared in such films as "Hollywood Homicide" and "The Ringer."Read more

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  4. Ed Hookstratten, Famed Sports and Entertainment Attorney, Dies at 83

    12:34 pm 1/23/2014

    UPDATED: "The Hook" scored big deals for such clients as Johnny Carson, Bryant Gumbel, Vin Scully, Pat Riley and Paul Moyer. He was "the last of the great and effective lone operators," says Tom Brokaw.Read more

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  5. Italian Director Carlo Mazzacurati Dies at 57

    8:59 am 1/23/2014

    The director had films screen in competition in Locarno, Rome and Venice and was probably best known for 1994's "Il Toro," which won Venice's prize for best director. Read more

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  6. Casey Kasem, 'American Top 40' Icon, Dies at 82

    5:16 pm 1/21/2014

    He served as the upbeat host of the countdown radio show for almost four decades and provided the voice for “Scooby-Doo’s” Shaggy. His final years were marked by intense feuding between the children from his first marriage and his second wife, Jean.Read more

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  7. Sybil Trubin, Broadway Producer and Hollywood Business Exec, Dies at 88

    4:33 pm 1/21/2014

    She worked for George Schaefer (“Hallmark Hall of Fame”) and Quinn Martin (“Streets of San Francisco”) following stints as a producer on and off-Broadway.Read more

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  8. 'The Mummy,' 'Dazed and Confused' Producer James Jacks Dies

    9:38 am 1/21/2014

    UPDATED: His friends, including longtime producing partner Sean Daniel and Kevin Smith, are remembering him on Facebook.Read more

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  9. Ben Starr, Co-Creator of 'Silver Spoons' and 'Facts of Life,' Dies at 92

    9:34 am 1/21/2014

    The comedy writer-producer also wrote regularly for "Mister Ed," "All in the Family" and "Diff'rent Strokes," among other sitcoms.Read more

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