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  1. Choya Shane, Stuntman on TV’s 'The Virginian,' Dies at 80

    4:04 pm PDT 05/21/2015
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    He also worked on such films as 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'The Wild Bunch' and had a bullwhip act with his brother. READ MORE

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  2. John Stephenson, Voice of Mr. Slate on 'The Flintstones,' Dies at 91

    2:07 pm PDT 05/21/2015
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    The Hanna-Barbera mainstay played hundreds of cartoon characters, including Fancy-Fancy on 'Top Cat.' He appeared onscreen as well. READ MORE

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  3. Donald Wrye, Writer and Director on 'Ice Castles,' Dies at 80

    1:00 pm PDT 05/21/2015
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    A two-time Oscar nominee, he also directed Linda Blair in the 1974 telefilm 'Born Innocent,' which featured a controversial gang-rape scene. READ MORE

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  4. John Compton, Actor in 'Mildred Pierce' and 'The D.A.’s Man,' Dies at 91

    3:11 pm PDT 05/18/2015
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    The Tennessee native appeared in films opposite John Garfield, Errol Flynn, Cary Grant and Clayton Moore. READ MORE

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  5. Ann Zane Shanks, Photojournalist and Emmy-Nominated Producer, Dies at 93

    12:13 pm PDT 05/16/2015
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    Her camera captured the likes of Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Jason Robards and John Wayne. READ MORE

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  6. Barbara Dreyfus, Executive at Will Packer Productions, Has Died

    4:21 pm PDT 05/15/2015
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    She joined the company just 16 months ago; before that, she was an agent at UTA and ICM. READ MORE

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  7. Gill Dennis, Screenwriter on 'Walk the Line,' Dies at 74

    1:41 pm PDT 05/15/2015
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    A graduate of AFI’s first class, he also penned the teleplay for 'Riders of the Purple Sage,' starring Ed Harris. READ MORE

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  8. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89

    10:50 pm PDT 05/14/2015
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    The Mississippi guitar aficionado and father of Lucille was a tireless road warrior. READ MORE

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  9. Audree Norton, Pioneering Deaf Actress, Dies at 88

    4:10 pm PDT 05/11/2015
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    She guest-starred on a 1968 episode of the CBS crime drama 'Mannix' and helped pave the way for other hearing-impaired actors. READ MORE

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  10. Elizabeth Wilson, Character Actress With Roles in '9 to 5' and 'The Graduate,' Dies at 94

    4:09 pm PDT 05/10/2015
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    She also was a Tony winner and Emmy nominee. READ MORE

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  11. Joanne Carson, Second Wife of Famed 'Tonight Show' Host Johnny Carson, Dies at 83

    9:13 am PDT 05/09/2015
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    Novelist Truman Capote had a writing room in her home on Sunset Boulevard and died there in 1984. READ MORE

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  12. "We Shall Overcome" Performer, Guy Carawan, Dies at 87

    8:41 am PDT 05/08/2015
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    The folk singer is credited with helping the song rise in popularity as a civil rights anthem. READ MORE

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  13. Philip Perlman, 'Cheers' Barfly and Father of Rhea Perlman, Dies at 95

    5:54 pm PDT 05/07/2015
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    After he retired as a manager of a toy company in Brooklyn, Perlman became an actor and frequently appeared in films opposite his son-in-law, Danny DeVito. READ MORE

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  14. John Simes, Longtime Hollywood Publicist, Dies at 86

    4:56 pm PDT 05/07/2015
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    His clients included Debbie Reynolds, Lee Marvin, The American Film Institute and the People’s Choice Awards. READ MORE

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  15. William Bast, Co-Creator of TV’s 'The Colbys,' Dies at 84

    2:28 pm PDT 05/07/2015
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    The Emmy-nominated screenwriter also adapted a Harold Robbins novel for the 1978 film 'The Betsy' (1978), starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Duvall. READ MORE

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  16. "You Sexy Thing" Singer Errol Brown Dies at 71

    10:48 am PDT 05/06/2015
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    Errol Brown died following his battle with liver cancer. READ MORE

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  17. Joshua Ozersky, Grub Street Founding Editor, Dies at 47

    10:36 pm PDT 05/04/2015
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    The James Beard Award-winning food writer's work had appeared in Time, Esquire and the Wall Street Journal. READ MORE

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  18. Writer-Director Philip S. Goodman Dies at 89

    11:31 am PDT 05/04/2015
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    His credits include 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents,' 'Johnny Staccato' and the 1963 Cesar Romero film 'We Shall Return.' READ MORE

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  19. Writer-Director Norman Thaddeus Vane Dies at 86

    10:16 am PDT 05/04/2015
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    He was behind such films as 'Frightmare,' the Tony Curtis-starring 'Club Life' and 'Midnight,' with Lynn Redgrave. READ MORE

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  20. Georgian-Russian Director Rezo Chkheidze Dies at 88

    9:57 am PDT 05/04/2015
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    In 1956, he won the best short film award at Cannes. READ MORE

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