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  1. Jack Crosby, First Art Director on 'General Hospital,' Dies at 88

    10:44 am PDT 06/15/2015
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    He was a nephew of famed Oscar-winning actor and singer Bing Crosby. READ MORE

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  2. John Carroll, Former Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun Editor, Dies at 73

    10:50 am PDT 06/14/2015
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    The Times won 13 Pulitzers during his five-year run. READ MORE

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  3. Actress Monica Lewis Dies at 93

    4:13 pm PDT 06/12/2015
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    The actress, voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character, died Friday of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area. READ MORE

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  4. Jim Ed Brown, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 81

    5:48 pm PDT 06/11/2015
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    The Browns, featuring Jim Ed with his sisters Maxine and Bonnie, recorded "The Three Bells,” a crossover hit in 1959. His signature solo song came in 1967 with “Pop a Top.” READ MORE

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  5. WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler Dusty Rhodes Dies at 69

    11:47 am PDT 06/11/2015
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    Virgil Runnels, aka "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, wrestled for 40 years. READ MORE

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  6. Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman Dies

    9:07 am PDT 06/11/2015
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    The alto saxophonist is one of the select few individuals to change the face of jazz forever. READ MORE

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  7. Film Industry Pays Tribute to Christopher Lee

    6:43 am PDT 06/11/2015
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    Elijah Wood, Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Gad, Dominic Monaghan, Neil Gaiman and Martin Scorsese are among those mourning the death of the British horror icon. READ MORE

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  8. Christopher Lee, Legendary Movie Villain and Horror Icon, Dies at 93

    4:44 am PDT 06/11/2015
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    Among the bad guys played by the British star: Dracula, Fu Manchu, Scaramanga, Saruman and Count Dooku. READ MORE

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  9. Ron Moody, Golden Globe Winner for Role in 'Oliver!,' Dies at 91

    3:57 am PDT 06/11/2015
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    The British actor played Fagin on the West End and Broadway and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in the 1968 musical. READ MORE

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  10. Robert Chartoff, Producer of 'Rocky' and 'Raging Bull,' Dies at 81

    5:52 pm PDT 06/10/2015
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    He and partner Irwin Winkler — both Oscar winners — also presided over such classics as 'The Right Stuff,' 'Point Blank' and 'They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?' READ MORE

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  11. Gilbert Lewis, the Original King of Cartoons on 'Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,' Dies at 79

    2:58 pm PDT 06/10/2015
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    The veteran character actor introduced classic toons on the first season of the CBS Saturday morning kids show. READ MORE

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  12. Paul Raley, Writer for David Letterman and 'Grace Under Fire,' Dies at 71

    12:46 pm PDT 06/10/2015
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    He played the wacky conspiracy theorist P.J. Rails on Letterman’s (very) short-lived NBC daytime show in 1980. READ MORE

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  13. Seth Winston, Screenwriter and AFI Faculty Member, Dies at 64

    6:35 pm PDT 06/09/2015
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    In 1991, he earned an Academy Award for writing and directing the short film 'Session Man.' READ MORE

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  14. Vincent Bugliosi, Prosecutor in Manson Trial, Dies at 80

    11:09 pm PDT 06/08/2015
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    He wrote the best-selling true-crime book, 'Helter Skelter.' READ MORE

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  15. Mary Ellen Trainor, Actress in All Four 'Lethal Weapon' Films, Dies at 62

    12:55 pm PDT 06/08/2015
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    She also appeared in 'Romancing the Stone' and 'Back to the Future Part II,' two films directed by her then-husband, Robert Zemeckis, and the classic 'The Goonies.' READ MORE

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  16. 'Queen of Versailles' Couple's Daughter Dies at 18

    11:07 pm PDT 06/07/2015
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    Victoria's family was the subject of the 2012 documentary, with her father suing the director for defamation. READ MORE

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  17. Ronnie Gilbert, Member of Folk Quartet the Weavers, Dies at 88

    2:47 pm PDT 06/07/2015
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    The group was hugely popular before its left-wing activities were targeted by anti-Communists during the McCarthy era. READ MORE

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  18. Richard Johnson, Who Declined Lead in First James Bond Film, Dies at 87

    10:03 am PDT 06/07/2015
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    He starred in 'The Haunting,' 'The Pumpkin Eater' and 'Khartoum' and was married oh-so-briefly to actress Kim Novak. READ MORE

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  19. Godzilla Actor Hiroshi Koizumi Dies at 88

    6:28 pm PDT 06/03/2015
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    The actor appeared in a number of Toho's classic monster films before becoming a TV quiz presenter. READ MORE

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  20. William Bronder, Actor in Rob Reiner’s 'Stand by Me,' Dies at 84

    2:07 pm PDT 06/03/2015
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    He also appeared in the Minnie Driver-David Duchovny romantic comedy 'Return to Me' and on dozens of TV shows. READ MORE

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  21. Bob Rubin, Former Home Entertainment Exec at Universal and Sony, Dies at 60

    1:49 pm PDT 06/03/2015
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    He was behind straight-to-video sequels to 'Beethoven,' 'American Pie' and 'Slap Shot' as well as the Kirk Cameron box-office hit 'Fireproof.' READ MORE

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