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  1. Filmmaker John Charles Upton Jr. Killed in Alleged Dispute With Neighbor

    6:43 pm 3/30/2013

    The documentarian won an Emmy in 1990 and helped bring two dozen Romanian orphans to the U.S.Read more

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  2. Celebrated Playboy Playmate Christa Speck Dies at 70

    7:27 pm 3/29/2013

    The wife of television producer Marty Krofft, her centerfold is seen in the film “Animal House.”Read more

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  3. 'Five Easy Pieces' Actress Karen Black Dies at 74

    4:00 pm 3/28/2013

    She also starred in such indie classics as "Easy Rider" and "Nashville" before taking a sharp turn into horror films in the 1970s.Read more

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  4. Pioneering Rock Journalist Paul S. Williams Dies at 64

    3:20 pm 3/28/2013

    UPDATED: As a young proselytizer, he founded the magazine Crawdaddy! in 1966, championed the likes of Velvet Underground and the Grateful Dead and was in attendance during John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s notorious Montreal Bed-In.Read more

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  5. Longtime Disney Editor Norman Palmer Dies at 94

    6:16 pm 3/27/2013

    He worked on True-Life Adventure nature documentaries, live-action films and TV shows during his 45-year stay at the studio.Read more

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  6. Screenwriter, Former Academy President Fay Kanin Dies

    4:33 pm 3/27/2013

    UPDATE: She and her late husband, Michael, were a formidable Hollywood writing team, with credits including the delightful “Teacher’s Pet.”Read more

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  7. 'Simpsons,' 'Thor' Screenwriter Don Payne Dies at 48

    10:16 am 3/27/2013

    UPDATE: He collected four Emmys as part of the long-running Fox sitcom's writing team and penned both Marvel films about the Nordic god superhero.Read more

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  8. TV Executive, Producer Jane Lipstone Dies at 82

    6:08 pm 3/25/2013

    She worked in public relations and marketing at The Landsburg Co. and was an active philanthropist. Her son is Greg Lipstone of ICM Partners.Read more

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  9. Deke Richards, Motown Songwriter and Producer, Dies at 68

    3:59 pm 3/25/2013

    As part of "The Corporation," he wrote hits for The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & The Supremes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.Read more

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  10. Actress Lori March Scourby Dies at 90

    12:15 pm 3/25/2013

    She was known as the “First Lady of Daytime Television” for her work on such network soaps as “The Secret Storm,” “Search for Tomorrow” and “One Life to Live.”Read more

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