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  1. Producer, Friars Club Member Ken Greengrass Dies at 87

    9:23 am PDT 04/18/2014
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    He was behind the 1998 deal that put the legendary club's once-private roasts on Comedy Central. READ MORE

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  2. Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

    1:34 pm PDT 04/17/2014
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    Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez also wrote numerous screenplays for film and TV. READ MORE

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  3. Dorothy Mitchum, Widow of Actor Robert Mitchum, Dies at 94

    4:26 pm PDT 04/15/2014
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    They were married for 57 years until his death in 1997 at age 79. READ MORE

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  4. Warner Bros. Attorney Janet Kobrin Dies at 72

    12:30 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    She most recently served as vp, senior intellectual property counsel and as head of the studio's trademark group. READ MORE

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  5. Phyllis Frelich, Stage Star of 'Children of a Lesser God,' Dies at 70

    11:05 am PDT 04/11/2014
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    UPDATE: The deaf actress won a Tony Award for her leading role in the 1980 Broadway play. Marlee Matlin earned an Oscar for playing the part in the film version. READ MORE

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  6. SAG Foundation Releases Two Hours of 'Conversations With Mickey Rooney' (Video)

    9:30 pm PDT 04/10/2014
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    In a lengthy video of the event, the legendary actor shares stories about Walt Disney, Elizabeth Taylor and his nearly 90-year career. READ MORE

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  7. Raymond Wagner, Producer and Former Studio Exec, Dies at 85

    4:10 pm PDT 04/10/2014
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    UPDATE: He produced such films as "Turner & Hooch," shepherded "Network" and "The Goodbye Girl" at MGM and hired future studio head Sherry Lansing as a script reader for $5 an hour. READ MORE

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  8. Gary Haber, Top Hollywood Business Manager, Dies at 68

    3:56 pm PDT 04/09/2014
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    UPDATE: His clients included such music acts as Carrie Underwood, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd and screenwriter Les Bohem. READ MORE

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  9. 'Gone With the Wind' Actress Mary Anderson Dies at 96

    1:32 pm PDT 04/07/2014
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    She played Maybelle Merriwether in the 1939 epic. Later, she was memorable as one of the nine survivors in Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat." READ MORE

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  10. Peaches Geldof Dead at 25

    10:42 am PDT 04/07/2014
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    UPDATED: Her father, musician Bob Geldof, issued a statement confirming his daughter's death. READ MORE

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  11. Mickey Rooney's Career in Pictures

    10:37 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    The actor, died Sunday at age 93, had memorable roles in movies from "Babes in Arms" to "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to "Night at the Museum." READ MORE

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  12. Mickey Rooney Gets Emotional, Reflects on His Career in One of His Final Interviews (Video)

    10:18 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    The actor, who died Sunday at age 93, reveals his connection to Mickey Mouse and reflects on co-stars, including Judy Garland and Lana Turner. READ MORE

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  13. Mickey Rooney Dead: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Legend

    8:57 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    UPDATED: Lena Dunham, Piers Morgan, Robin Leach and others hit Twitter to remember the actor, who died Sunday at age 93. READ MORE

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  14. Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

    8:19 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    UPDATE: The star of the Andy Hardy series at MGM, an energetic entertainer, was small in stature, yet he carved out a larger-than-life persona through more than 90 years in show business. READ MORE

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  15. Comedian John Pinette Dead at 50

    3:54 pm PDT 04/06/2014
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    He was found in a Pittsburgh hotel room and determined to have died of natural causes. READ MORE

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  16. Choral Conductor Paul Salamunovich Dies at 86

    4:05 pm PDT 04/04/2014
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    He elevated the L.A. Master Chorale to great heights from 1991-2001 and conducted choral music for such films as “The Godfather,” “Flatliners” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” READ MORE

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  17. Director-Producer Stockton Briggle Dies at 79

    5:52 pm PDT 04/03/2014
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    He helmed Rock Hudson, Dick Van Dyke and Joe Namath on stage and produced a daytime soap opera and several miniseries in the 1980s. READ MORE

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  18. George Bookasta, Former Child Actor, Dies at 96

    4:54 pm PDT 04/03/2014
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    Charlie Chaplin signed him up, and he appeared in films with such stars as Mary Pickford, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell and Gary Cooper. READ MORE

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  19. Cultural Matchmaker Priscilla Morgan Dies at 94

    11:34 am PDT 04/03/2014
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    The New Yorker's connections led to opportunities for director Arthur Penn, composers Philip Glass and Jerry Herman and others. READ MORE

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  20. LGBT Film Champion Lewis Tice Dies at 44

    6:24 pm PDT 04/02/2014
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    The publicist and programmer was a veteran of the independent film business and the festival circuit. READ MORE

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