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  1. Robert F. Chew, Who Played 'Prop Joe' on 'The Wire,' Dies at 52

    3:42 pm 1/18/2013

    The Baltimore-based actor also taught acting and helped 22 of his students land roles on the HBO drama.Read more

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  2. Count Billy Varga, Actor and Wrestler, Dies at 94

    9:57 am 1/18/2013

    He appeared in such films as "Raging Bull" and "Oklahoma Crude" and grappled with Herman on TV's "The Munsters."Read more

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  3. 'Dear Abby' Creator Pauline Phillips Dies at 94

    11:42 am 1/17/2013

    The columnist who at one time had a worldwide readership of 100 million was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Read more

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  4. 'Diff'rent Strokes' Dad Conrad Bain Dies at 89

    10:01 am 1/16/2013

    UPDATE: He played the adoptive father of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the sitcom, which aired on NBC and ABC.Read more

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  5. Screenwriter T.S. Cook Dies at 65

    6:32 pm 1/14/2013

    He collected an Oscar nomination for “The China Syndrome” and an Emmy nom for the telefilm “The Tuskegee Airmen.”Read more

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  6. SOPA Foe, Reddit Founder Commits Suicide at 26

    12:57 pm 1/12/2013

    UPDATED: Aaron Swartz's body was found Friday by his girlfriend; the tech pioneer and activist had suffered from depression.Read more

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  7. Actress Evelyn Ward Dies at 89

    3:30 pm 1/11/2013

    A Broadway star in the 1940s, she was the mother of “Partridge Family” teen idol David Cassidy and grandmother of “Arrow” star Katie Cassidy.Read more

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  8. Producer Jack F. Murphy Dies at 69

    9:27 am 1/11/2013

    The Montreal native produced the 2005 Barbara Kopple film "Havoc," starring Anne Hathaway.Read more

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  9. Italian Actress Mariangela Melato Dies at 71

    7:53 am 1/11/2013

    Melato was best known for her role as a stranded socialite who falls in love with a common sailor in 1974's "Swept Away."Read more

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