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  1. Herb Jeffries, Pioneering Black Singing Cowboy of the Movies, Dies at 100

    10:08 pm 5/25/2014

    He starred in such films as "Harlem on the Prairie" and "The Bronze Buckaroo," then sang with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and recorded several hits.Read more

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  2. 'All My Children' Actor Matthew Cowles Dies at 69

    7:47 am 5/25/2014

    UPDATE: The actor and husband of Christine Baranski was known for his turn as a villain on the long-running ABC soap opera. Read more

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  3. Don Levine, Who Developed G.I. Joe Action Figure, Dies at 86

    7:00 am 5/24/2014

    G.I. Joe has spawned comic books, cartoons, two movies starring Channing Tatum, and a G.I. Joe Collector's Club and its annual convention.Read more

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  4. Remembering Cinematographer Gordon Willis, Who 'Changed the Way Movies Look'

    12:50 pm 5/19/2014

    UPDATED: Willis photographed Francis Ford Coppola’s "The Godfather" trilogy and Woody Allen’s "Annie Hall."Read more

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  5. Sandra Carter Collyer, TV Producer and Distributor, Dies at 72

    9:32 am 5/19/2014

    She helped forge a deal for a weekly Hollywood Reporter series that ran on Starz in the U.S. and around the world.Read more

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  6. 'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

    9:40 pm 5/18/2014

    UPDATE: He shot the "Godfather" trilogy and such Woody Allen classics as "Annie Hall," "Manhattan," "Broadway Danny Rose" and "Zelig."Read more

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  7. Crooner Jerry Vale Dies at 83

    5:40 pm 5/18/2014

    UPDATE: The Italian-American pop singer recorded dozens of albums for Columbia, with his hits including "You Don't Know Me," "Have You Looked Into Your Heart" and "Al Di La."Read more

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  8. 'Rebel Without a Cause' Actress Beverly Long Dies at 81

    1:39 pm 5/16/2014

    She played Helen in the 1955 James Dean drama and later had a lead role in the 1958 film "The Green-Eyed Blonde."Read more

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  9. Dave Diamond, Legendary Rock Radio Deejay, Dies at 77

    1:30 pm 5/15/2014

    UPDATE: “The Diamond Mine,” a nightly mix of acid rock and psychedelic poetry, was a big hit in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1960s. He was one of the first to play The Doors.Read more

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  10. ‘Rowan & Martin’ Director Gordon Wiles Dies at 84

    2:33 pm 5/14/2014

    The two-time Emmy Award nominee also helmed the 1974 Sissy Spacek film “Ginger in the Morning.”Read more

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