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  1. Vanda Barra, Actress in Two Lucille Ball Sitcoms, Dies at 90

    6:45 pm PDT 04/24/2015
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    She appeared opposite the legendary comedienne on CBS' 'The Lucy Show' and 'Here’s Lucy.' READ MORE

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  2. 'Time' Magazine Critic Richard Corliss Dies at 71

    7:50 am PDT 04/24/2015
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    He had a major stroke a week ago, Time.com reported Friday. READ MORE

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  3. 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suspected Suicide at 19

    5:32 pm PDT 04/23/2015
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    The actor played twin Geoffrey Barone on the CBS series. READ MORE

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  4. Former United Artists Exec Sandy Whitelaw Dies at 84

    1:52 pm PDT 04/23/2015
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    The London native, also an actor and director, had worked with such luminaries as Fellini, Bertolucci and Pollack. READ MORE

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  5. Russian Director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov Dies at 49

    10:36 am PDT 04/21/2015
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    The Tajik-born director won the best director award at Venice for "Kosh Ba Kosh" in 1993. READ MORE

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  6. Ross Gallichotte, Art Director and Set Designer, Dies at 63

    12:58 pm PDT 04/20/2015
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    He also was an architect who worked on Universal Studios theme parks in Japan, Florida, Malaysia and Universal City. READ MORE

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  7. Robert Rietti, Expert Voice Dubber for James Bond Villains, Dies at 92

    2:26 pm PDT 04/19/2015
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    Known as "the man of a thousand voices," the British actor also stood in, orally, for Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer and many others in his long, and largely unheralded, career. READ MORE

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  8. 'Good Times' Actor Ben Powers Dies at 64

    6:05 pm PDT 04/18/2015
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    He played Thelma's husband on the popular CBS sitcom of the 1970s. READ MORE

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  9. 'Anne of Green Gables' Star Jonathan Crombie Dies at 48

    4:31 pm PDT 04/18/2015
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    The Canadian actor played Gilbert Blythe in the CBC TV movies. READ MORE

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  10. Sam Distefano, Talent Exec for Hugh Hefner and Meshulam Riklis, Dies at 88

    11:28 am PDT 04/15/2015
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    A jazz pianist from Chicago, he booked acts for the Playboy chain of nightclubs and the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. READ MORE

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  11. Walt Baker, TV Exec Who Sued a Newspaper Reviewer for Libel, Dies at 84

    4:44 pm PDT 04/14/2015
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    The former programming executive at KHJ-TV in Los Angeles also introduced audiences to Elvira, the sexy hostess of late-night horror movies. READ MORE

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  12. Herb Trimpe, Co-Creator of 'Wolverine,' Dies at 75

    10:28 am PDT 04/14/2015
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    The artist drew 'The Incredible Hulk' for seven years, as well as Marvel's first 'G.I. Joe' comic book READ MORE

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  13. Gunter Grass, Nobel Prize-Winning German Author of 'The Tin Drum,' Dies at 87

    3:53 am PDT 04/13/2015
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    Director Volker Schlondorff in 2010 returned to Cannes with a reworked version of his 1979 Palme d'Or-winning film based on the novel. READ MORE

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  14. Paul Almond, Director and Producer of 'Seven Up!,' Dies at 83

    7:20 pm PDT 04/11/2015
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    He was married to fellow Montreal native Genevieve Bujold and directed the actress in four films. READ MORE

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  15. Marketing Exec Marvin Antonowsky Dies at 86

    5:26 pm PDT 04/10/2015
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    During his career, he served stints at both Columbia and Universal. READ MORE

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  16. TV Syndication Pioneer Leonard Firestone Dies at 93

    3:33 pm PDT 04/10/2015
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    He syndicated such iconic early TV shows as 'The Addams Family,' 'Green Acres,' 'The Rifleman' and 'Sea Hunt.' READ MORE

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  17. Vivian Nathan, Original Member of The Actors Studio, Dies at 98

    10:42 am PDT 04/10/2015
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    She appeared in the original Broadway productions of Tennessee Williams' 'The Rose Tattoo' and 'Camino Real' and played Jane Fonda's psychiatrist in 'Klute.' READ MORE

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  18. Lisa Simon, Stalwart on 'Sesame Street' for More Than Four Decades, Dies at 64

    2:23 pm PDT 04/09/2015
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    The winner of an incredible 20 Daytime Emmy Awards, she started as a file clerk and went on to direct and produce for the children's show. READ MORE

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  19. Eddie Aiona, Prop Master for Clint Eastwood, Dies at 83

    1:15 pm PDT 04/09/2015
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    He worked on more than 20 films over two decades with the actor-director, from 'Magnum Force' to 'The Bridges of Madison County.' READ MORE

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  20. 'Brother Bear' Co-Director Robert Walker Dies at 54

    11:57 am PDT 04/09/2015
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    The Canadian animator's credits in the Disney den include 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Aladdin' and 'The Lion King.' READ MORE

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