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  1. 'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Jumps to His Death From Bridge

    9:05 pm 8/19/2012

    UPDATED: The death is being treated "as a suicide investigation," a rep for the coroner's department tells THR. Read more

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  2. Richard Fowkes, Exec VP at Legendary Entertainment, Dies at 66

    6:12 pm 8/17/2012

    He was running business affairs for the company following a long stint at Paramount.Read more

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  3. Biff Elliot, the First Mike Hammer of the Movies, Dies at 89

    11:05 am 8/17/2012

    The character actor played the famed private eye in 1953’s "I, the Jury" and appeared in films directed by Billy Wilder, Sam Fuller, Nicholas Ray and Jack Lemmon.Read more

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  4. French Documentarian Robert Kuperberg Dies at 68

    2:40 pm 8/16/2012

    The Cannes award-winner profiled Hollywood notables for two decades and was a producer on "Monsieur Klein," honored with the Cesar for best film in 1977.Read more

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  5. Actress Phyllis Thaxter, Superman's Mom, Dies at 92

    12:14 pm 8/15/2012

    She played Ma Kent in the 1978 superhero film after appearing years earlier in such classics as “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” and “Act of Violence.”Read more

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  6. Actress Lucy Gallardo Dies at 82

    11:37 am 8/14/2012

    She starred alongside her late husband Enrique Rambal in Luis Bunuel’s 1962 Mexican classic "The Exterminating Angel."Read more

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  7. 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Star Ron Palillo Dies at 63

    9:32 am 8/14/2012

    The actor who played Arnold Horshack died Tuesday in Florida, according to reports.Read more

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  8. Irving Fein, Manager for Jack Benny and George Burns, Dies at 101

    12:32 pm 8/13/2012

    He gave actress Lana Turner the nickname “the Sweater Girl” while working as a publicist for Warner Bros.Read more

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  9. Legendary Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies at 90

    12:23 pm 8/13/2012

    The legendary editor in chief of Cosmopolitan ran one of the most successful women's magazines of all time for 32 years and is credited with helping encourage the sexual freedom of young women.Read more

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  10. Mel Stuart, Documentarian and 'Willy Wonka' Director, Dies at 83

    7:40 am 8/10/2012

    UPDATED: The Emmy winner, an associate of David L. Wolper, also is known for “Four Days in November,” about the JFK assassination, and the poignant telefilm “Bill,” starring Mickey Rooney.Read more

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