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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 85

    8:12 pm PDT 05/03/2015
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    The actress was kicked off the series early in its run but returned for four 'Trek' films. Earlier, she inspired the mermaid in "Chicken of the Sea" ads. READ MORE

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  4. Nigel Terry, Who Starred as King Arthur in 'Excalibur,' Dies at 69

    6:00 pm PDT 05/03/2015
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    His movie debut came in 'The Lion in Winter,' and he went on to collaborate often with director Derek Jarman. READ MORE

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  5. Michael Blake, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of 'Dances With Wolves,' Dies at 69

    9:59 pm PDT 05/02/2015
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    He adapted the script for the best picture-winning film from his novel, which has sold more than 3.5 million copies. READ MORE

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  6. SurveyMonkey CEO and Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Dies Suddenly at Age 47

    11:11 am PDT 05/02/2015
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    Dave's brother Robert Goldberg posted on Facebook that the SurveyMonkey CEO "passed away suddenly" on Friday night. READ MORE

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  7. Mexican Slapstick Comedy Icon 'La India Maria' Dies at 74

    11:22 am PDT 05/01/2015
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    Maria Elena Velasco is a household name in the Spanish-speaking world. READ MORE

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  8. "Stand by Me" Singer Ben E. King Dies at 76

    7:56 am PDT 05/01/2015
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    The R&B veteran had 21 songs crack the Billboard Hot 100, most notably his iconic 1961 single. READ MORE

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  9. Betsy von Furstenberg, Broadway Star and Soap Opera Actress, Dies at 83

    11:47 am PDT 04/30/2015
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    The German baroness appeared in several 1950s plays and on the serials 'The Secret Storm,' 'As the World Turns' and 'Another World.' READ MORE

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  10. Peter Cronkite, Walter Cronkite's Grandson, Commits Suicide at 22

    7:54 pm PDT 04/29/2015
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    Peter voiced the title character in the 2002 TV movie 'Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control' and was set to graduate from Colby College in May. READ MORE

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  11. Edward T. Callaghan, Arts and Entertainment Publicist, Dies at 66

    3:06 pm PDT 04/28/2015
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    The New Yorker represented Rosie O’Donnell, Kaufman-Astoria Studios, Harry Winston Jewelers and Catch a Rising Star during his career. READ MORE

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  12. Suzanne Crough, Youngest Kid on 'The Partridge Family,' Dies at 52

    11:44 am PDT 04/28/2015
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    She played Tracy (and the tambourine) on the popular ABC sitcom of the 1970s. READ MORE

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  13. Andrew Lesnie, Cinematographer for 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' Films, Dies at 59

    10:08 pm PDT 04/27/2015
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    He worked with director Peter Jackson on eight films in all; his credits also include 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and 'The Water Diviner.' READ MORE

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  14. Scott Mason, CBS Radio Exec and Former DJ at KROQ, Dies at 55

    7:46 pm PDT 04/27/2015
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    The engineering expert spent more than four decades on local radio. He was 'Spacin’ Scott Mason' on the air. READ MORE

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  15. Mort Hock, Veteran of Movie Marketing, Dies at 85

    4:49 pm PDT 04/27/2015
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    He worked at United Artists and Paramount and on such acclaimed films as 'Rosemary’s Baby,' 'True Grit' and 'A Woman Under the Influence.' READ MORE

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  16. Monte Merrick, Screenwriter on 'Memphis Belle,' Dies at 65

    4:09 pm PDT 04/27/2015
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    His work included the sports-themed films 'Mr. Baseball,' '8 Seconds' and 'Skating to New York.' READ MORE

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  17. Jayne Meadows, Actress and Panelist on Game Shows, Dies at 95

    1:17 pm PDT 04/27/2015
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    The Emmy-nominated star was married to comedian Steve Allen, the first 'Tonight Show' host, for more than 40 years. READ MORE

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  18. Paul Ryan, Actor, Celebrity Interviewer and TV Host, Dies at 69

    11:18 am PDT 04/27/2015
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    His credits include 'Night Court,' 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'Legends From Here.' READ MORE

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  19. Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter for 'I Want to Live!,' Dies at 93

    9:21 am PDT 04/27/2015
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    He also wrote the the pilot episodes of the TV classics 'Marcus Welby, M.D.' and 'Ironside.' His son is 'House of Cards' exec producer John Mankiewicz. READ MORE

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  20. 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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  21. '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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