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  1. Irving Benson, One of the Last Survivors of Vaudeville, Dies at 102

    2:51 pm 5/25/2016

    He gained fame as Sidney Spritzer, who heckled Milton Berle from the balcony, on TV variety shows.Read more

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  2. Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on 'Alice,' Dies at 74

    7:35 am 5/25/2016

    Howland played the naive diner waitress for the nine-year run of the comedy that ended in 1985.Read more

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  3. Joe Fleishaker, 500-Pound Star of Troma Movies, Dies at 62

    4:21 pm 5/24/2016

    The actor appeared in three 'Toxic Avenger' movies and in 'Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.' for the legendary low-budget film company.Read more

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  4. Buck Kartalian, the Keeper of the Cages in Original 'Planet of the Apes,' Dies at 93

    11:16 am 5/24/2016

    The veteran character actor, a former body builder, also portrayed the inmate Dynamite in Paul Newman's 'Cool Hand Luke.'Read more

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  5. Burt Kwouk, Cato in 'Pink Panther' Movies, Dies at 85

    8:21 am 5/24/2016

    He also appeared in the James Bond films 'Goldfinger' and 'You Only Live Twice.'Read more

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  6. Nick Menza, Former Megadeth Drummer, Dies On Stage at 51

    8:06 am 5/22/2016

    Menza was playing with his new band OHM at the the Baked Potato in Los Angeles when he suddenly collapsed during third song of the performance.Read more

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  7. Terry Tomalin, Journalist and Brother of Susan Sarandon, Dies at 55

    10:20 am 5/20/2016

    The respected outdoors editor of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper suffered a heart attack.Read more

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  8. Canadian Indie TV Pioneer Ralph C. Ellis Dies at 91

    3:10 pm 5/17/2016

    He launched Fremantle of Canada in 1956 with American partners; his 50-year career combined indie production and distribution. Read more

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  9. Guy Clark, Grammy-Winning Musician, Dies at 74

    8:18 am 5/17/2016

    He was known for such hits as "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train."Read more

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  10. Dave Bell, Pioneer of Reality Television, Dies at 84

    1:55 pm 5/16/2016

    The Emmy and Peabody Award winner "was ahead of his time as a social documentarian," said NBCUniversal's Bonnie Hammer, one of his many mentees.Read more

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