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  1. Peter Grad, Former President of MTM Television, Dies at 75

    12:59 pm PDT 08/03/2015
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    He founded and chaired the annual A Night at Sardi’s fundraiser with his wife, Laurie. His family also includes TV execs Nicholas Grad and Carolyn Bernstein and director James Burrows. READ MORE

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  2. John Culhane, Disney Animation Historian, Dies at 81

    12:28 pm PDT 08/03/2015
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    His likeness appears in 'The Rescuers' and 'Fantasia/2000,' and he assisted on screenplays and TV specials and taught animation for four decades. READ MORE

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  3. Cilla Black, British Singer and TV Host, Dies at 72

    8:47 am PDT 08/02/2015
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    Her hits included 1964's "You're My World" and the theme tune from the 1966 film 'Alfie.' READ MORE

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  4. Rapper Redway Dies in Toronto Car Crash at 26

    9:09 pm PDT 08/01/2015
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    "Gone way too soon," Drake wrote about him on Instagram. READ MORE

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  5. WWE Wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies at 61

    3:34 pm PDT 07/31/2015
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    He also worked as a film and TV actor, most notably in John Carpenter's 'They Live.' His rep said he died Thursday in his sleep. READ MORE

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  6. Lynn Anderson, Singer Behind the Country Hit "Rose Garden," Dies at 67

    1:29 pm PDT 07/31/2015
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    To modern ears, she stands as a pure country legend, but her music was definitely on the cutting edge of crossover at the time. READ MORE

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  7. N. Brock Winkless IV, the Puppeteer of Chucky in 'Child's Play,' Dies at 56

    5:14 pm PDT 07/30/2015
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    He also was the Crypt Keeper in 'Tales From the Crypt.' READ MORE

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  8. 'Gone Baby Gone' Actor Dies After Pulled From Water at Beach

    10:02 am PDT 07/30/2015
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    Sean Malone played Skinny Ray Likanski in the 2007 film and Wolfie in 2010's 'The Fighter.' READ MORE

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  9. Julie Gilbert-Cahill, Radio Promotion Director and Music Manager, Dies at 58

    3:55 pm PDT 07/29/2015
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    She worked with such acts as Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell. READ MORE

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  10. James Allen, TV Personality Who Inspired Krusty the Clown on 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 87

    10:36 am PDT 07/29/2015
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    A real-life Baptist minister, he hosted children’s TV shows as the clown Rusty Nails in Portland, Ore. READ MORE

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  11. Douglas Cook, Screenwriter on 'The Rock,' Dies at 56

    3:59 pm PDT 07/27/2015
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    The brother of 'Black-ish' actor Peter Mackenzie also teamed with longtime friend David Weisberg on such films as 'Double Jeopardy' and the upcoming 'Criminal.' READ MORE

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  12. D. Constantine Conte, Producer on '48 Hrs.' and Its Sequel, Dies at 77

    11:32 am PDT 07/27/2015
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    His credits also include 'Conan the Barbarian,' 'The Presidio' and the recent Pierce Brosnan film 'The November Man.' READ MORE

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  13. Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies at 22

    6:00 pm PDT 07/26/2015
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    The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31. READ MORE

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  14. Mildred Joanne Smith, Actress in Poitier's 'No Way Out,' Dies at 94

    6:24 pm PDT 07/24/2015
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    After stints on Broadway and her only movie appearance, her career was curtailed when she was injured in a plane crash that killed 25 people. READ MORE

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  15. Natasha Parry, Lady Capulet in Franco Zeffirelli’s 'Romeo and Juliet,' Dies at 84

    3:55 pm PDT 07/24/2015
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    The wife of director Peter Brook, she also starred in 'Midnight Lace' with Doris Day and in last year’s 'The Taste of Blueberries' opposite Michel Piccoli. READ MORE

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  16. Former 'Interview' Editor-in-Chief Ingrid Sischy Dead at 63

    11:03 am PDT 07/24/2015
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    The admired editor died of breast cancer on Friday morning. READ MORE

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  17. Wayne Carson, "Always on My Mind" Songwriter, Dies at 72

    10:13 am PDT 07/24/2015
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    The tune was a hit for Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson. The Grammy winner also wrote "The Letter," recorded by The Box Tops and Joe Cocker. READ MORE

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  18. Al Checco, Comic Character Actor, Dies at 93

    5:21 pm PDT 07/23/2015
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    He was seen on 'Batman,' 'The Munsters' and in 'The Party' and appeared in many projects with his pal Don Knotts. READ MORE

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  19. 'Ray' Screenwriter James L. White Dies at 67

    2:56 pm PDT 07/23/2015
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    The biopic earned an Oscar for Jamie Foxx's turn as the legendary singer. READ MORE

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  20. E.L. Doctorow, Historical Fiction Author, Dies at 84

    6:13 pm PDT 07/21/2015
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    His works included 'World's Fair' and 'Ragtime,' which was adapted into a Broadway musical and a film featuring James Cagney. READ MORE

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