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  1. Miroslav Ondricek, Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer, Dies at 80

    1:51 pm PDT 03/29/2015
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    He earned noms for his work on Milos Forman's 'Ragtime' and 'Amadeus.' READ MORE

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  2. Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Stage and Film Director, Dies at 93

    10:38 am PDT 03/29/2015
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    He directed numerous Neil Simon plays on Broadway and on the screen, along with the films 'Cactus Flower' and 'Mame.' READ MORE

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  3. Ray Arnett, Choreographer and Stage Director, Dies at 97

    4:11 pm PDT 03/26/2015
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    He was best known for his work with pianist Liberace. READ MORE

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  4. L.A. Weatherman George Fischbeck Dies at 92

    1:27 pm PDT 03/26/2015
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    Colorful KABC and KCBS forecaster was known for teaching weather concepts during his segment. READ MORE

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  5. Sally Forrest, Actress and Protege of Ida Lupino, Dies at 86

    4:03 pm PDT 03/25/2015
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    She starred for the pioneering Hollywood director in the 1949 dramas 'Not Wanted' and 'Never Fear.' READ MORE

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  6. Roger Mayer, Champion of Film Preservation, Dies at 89

    10:44 am PDT 03/25/2015
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    The recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2005, he discovered negatives of great films melting away on the MGM lot and picked up the fight. READ MORE

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  7. Jytte Jensen, Veteran Film Curator, Dies at 65

    8:10 pm PDT 03/24/2015
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    During more than 30 years at the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film, she championed films from around the world. READ MORE

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  8. Gregory Walcott, Reluctant Star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space,' Dies at 87

    2:23 pm PDT 03/22/2015
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    He had scores of credits during his long career, also appearing in 'Mister Roberts,' 'Prime Cut,' 'Norma Rae' and in four Clint Eastwood films. READ MORE

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  9. Mexican Wrestling Star Dies From Fatal Blow in Ring

    1:53 pm PDT 03/22/2015
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    Baja California state authorities said El Hijo del Perro Aguayo died Saturday from cervical spine trauma. READ MORE

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  10. Twisted Sister Drummer A.J. Pero Dies at 55

    9:06 pm PDT 03/21/2015
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    "I will always remember that smile," frontman Dee Snider said. READ MORE

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  11. Walter E. Grauman, Director on 'Murder, She Wrote,' Dies at 93

    7:12 pm PDT 03/20/2015
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    The prolific TV helmer also did the pilot episodes for two Quinn Martin productions: 'The Fugitive' and 'The Streets of San Francisco.' READ MORE

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  12. Ralph Taeger, Star of the 1960s TV series 'Hondo,' Dies at 78

    2:20 pm PDT 03/20/2015
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    He also appeared in two shows with James Coburn and in the 1964 film 'The Carpetbaggers.' READ MORE

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  13. Scott-Arthur Allen, Acting Coach for Four Decades, Dies at 76

    2:43 pm PDT 03/19/2015
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    He was a former actor, a talent manager, and an acting coach whose students included Sela Ward, Heather Locklear and Tea Leoni. READ MORE

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  14. 'Chainsaw' Tommy May, Famed Key Grip in Hollywood, Dies at 81

    10:15 am PDT 03/19/2015
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    He teamed with Sam Peckinpah, Billy Wilder, John Frankenheimer, Blake Edwards and Vilmos Zigmond during a long, colorful career. READ MORE

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  15. Ib Melchior, Screenwriter on 'Robinson Crusoe on Mars,' Dies at 97

    6:04 pm PDT 03/17/2015
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    He claimed TV's 'Lost in Space' and 'Star Trek' were stolen from him by Irwin Allen and Gene Roddenberry, respectively. READ MORE

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  16. Pregnant 'Food Network Star' Contestant and Husband Murdered, Suspect Arrested

    4:31 pm PDT 03/17/2015
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    Cristie Schoen Codd appeared on the cooking-competition show in 2012 and was a stunt performer in this summer's 'Terminator Genisys.' READ MORE

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  17. Robert X. Modica, Famed New York Acting Teacher, Dies at 83

    4:59 pm PDT 03/16/2015
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    His students included Marian Seldes, John Turturro, David Duchovny and Louise Lasser. READ MORE

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  18. Mike Porcaro, Bassist for Toto, Dies at 59

    3:05 pm PDT 03/15/2015
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    He played on their most successful album, 'Toto IV,' which featured the hit singles "Africa" and "Rosanna." READ MORE

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  19. Judd McIlvain, Former Consumer Advocate for KCBS-TV, Dies at 73

    10:20 am PDT 03/14/2015
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    He was known for his popular "Troubleshooter" reports, which came to the aid of the underdog. READ MORE

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  20. Joe McDonnell, Longtime L.A. Sports Journalist and Radio Host, Dies at 58

    6:31 pm PDT 03/13/2015
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    He was on the local scene for nearly four decades. The Lakers are among the teams that are mourning his death. READ MORE

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