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  1. Lauren Bacall, Hollywood's Icon of Cool, Dies at 89

    4:59 pm PDT 08/12/2014
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    The sultry and sexy actress was electric in the 1940s films 'To Have and Have Not' and 'Key Largo' opposite her husband, Humphrey Bogart READ MORE

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  2. Ed Nelson, Actor on TV's 'Peyton Place,' Dies at 85

    4:09 pm PDT 08/12/2014
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    He played Dr. Michael Rossi on the ABC primetime drama for a whopping 436 episodes READ MORE

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  3. Joe Viskocil, Visual Effects Guru on 'Star Wars' Films, Dies at 63

    12:16 pm PDT 08/12/2014
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    He won an Oscar for ‘Independence Day’ and also worked on two ‘Terminator’ films, ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’ READ MORE

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  4. Robin Williams Dies of Suspected Suicide

    3:53 pm PDT 08/11/2014
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    The Oscar-winning actor and comedian was 63 READ MORE

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  5. Sid Sheinberg Regrets Calling James Garner a "Cry Baby"

    9:16 am PDT 08/11/2014
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    The former MCA president explains his side of the story after the actor was eulogized by litigator Neville Johnson in The Hollywood Reporter magazine READ MORE

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  6. Henry Stone, Co-Founder of TK Records, Dies at 93

    2:41 pm PDT 08/10/2014
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    Stone, who started numerous record labels, helped launch the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band READ MORE

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  7. Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dies at 72

    7:49 pm PDT 08/09/2014
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    He won a Daytime Emmy for 'Another World' in 1996 READ MORE

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  8. Veteran Publicist Mack Newberry Dies at 89

    11:48 am PDT 08/09/2014
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    Newberry represented stars including Dolly Parton, Carol Burnett and Donny and Marie Osmond along with handling publicity for the Grammys and the famed Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King tennis showdown. READ MORE

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  9. Menahem Golan, Producer of 1980s Action Movies, Dies at 85

    1:56 pm PDT 08/08/2014
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    UPDATED: As the head of Cannon Films with cousin Yorum Globus, he was behind such films as "The Delta Force," the "Death Wish" sequels, "Masters of the Universe" and "Bloodsport." READ MORE

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  10. Danny Murphy, 'There's Something About Mary' Actor, Dies at 58 of Cancer

    10:41 am PDT 08/08/2014
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    The quadriplegic and longtime friend of Peter Farrelly, who often appeared in his movies, died of cancer at age 58. READ MORE

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  11. Ed Joyce, Former President of CBS News, Dies at 81

    10:26 am PDT 08/06/2014
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    During his tenure from 1983-86, the network saw layoffs, was sued for libel by a U.S. Army four-star general and fended off takeover threats from the likes of Ted Turner. READ MORE

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  12. 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies at 65

    6:43 pm PDT 08/05/2014
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    The actress also had cameos in the film's two reboots. READ MORE

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  13. 'Where the Heart Is' Author Billie Letts Dies at 76

    10:13 am PDT 08/03/2014
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    The best-selling author died on Saturday after a brief illness. READ MORE

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  14. Walt Martin, Sound Mixer for Clint Eastwood, Dies at 69

    1:24 pm PDT 08/02/2014
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    He earned an Oscar nom for "Flags of Our Fathers" and collaborated with the director on 14 films, including "Jersey Boys" and the upcoming "American Sniper." READ MORE

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  15. New York Club Owner Manny Roth Dies at 94

    7:47 pm PDT 08/01/2014
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    Stars such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix played Roth's Greenwich Village establishment Cafe Wha? READ MORE

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  16. Rick Mittleman, Emmy-Nominated Writer, Dies at 84

    11:23 am PDT 08/01/2014
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    UPDATED: The veteran scribe worked on such series as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Odd Couple" and "Gomer Pyle: USMC" during his five-decade career. READ MORE

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  17. Business Affairs Executive Donald Mirisch Dies at 67

    5:35 pm PDT 07/31/2014
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    A member of a well-known Hollywood family, he held positions at Fox, Universal, MGM and elsewhere. READ MORE

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  18. Wilton Schiller, Who Produced the Record-Breaking Episode of 'The Fugitive,' Dies at 95

    5:28 pm PDT 07/31/2014
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    He presided over the series finale, which attracted a then-record 78 million viewers, and wrote for such shows as "The Adventures of Superman," "Leave It to Beaver" and "Dragnet." READ MORE

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  19. Dick Smith, 'The Godfather of Makeup,' Dies at 92

    7:30 am PDT 07/31/2014
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    UPDATED: The generous Oscar winner turned his actors unrecognizable in such films as "Little Big Man," "The Godfather," "Amadeus" and "The Exorcist." READ MORE

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  20. Robert Halmi Sr., Legendary TV Producer, Dies at 90

    6:19 pm PDT 07/30/2014
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    Often working with his son, the television impresario founded RHI Entertainment and spearheaded big-budget, star-laden telefilms based on great literary works and history. READ MORE

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  21. Robert Drew, Documentary Pioneer, Dies at 90

    5:36 pm PDT 07/30/2014
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    The "Primary" director was influential in the cinema verite style of filmmaking. READ MORE

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