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Irma Kalish, Trailblazing Sitcom Writer and Producer, Dies at 96

She and her late husband worked on such shows as 'All in the Family,' 'Maude,' 'Family Affair' and 'F Troop.'

Michael K. Williams, ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 54

Michael K. Williams, the mesmerizing actor and five-time Emmy nominee best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has died, his rep told The Hollywood…

Willard Scott, the Wacky Weatherman of the ‘Today’ Show, Dies at 87

The first Ronald McDonald, he wished 'Happy Birthday' to 100-year-olds and did anything for a laugh during his 35 years as a regular on the morning show.

Jefferson Richard, Line Producer on ‘Driven’ and ‘3000 Miles to Graceland,’ Dies at 74

Jefferson Richard, a line producer, production manager and assistant director with credits including The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Driven, 3000 Miles to Graceland and the rebooted Get…

Brick Bronsky, Pro Wrestler Turned Actor in Troma Films, Dies at 57

Brick Bronsky, the onetime pro wrestler who appeared in Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. and three other films for Troma Entertainment, has died. He was 57. Bronsky died Aug. 23 of COVID-19…

Nancy Cain, Member of the 1970s’ Guerrilla Television Collective Videofreex, Dies at 81

Nancy Cain, a member of the Videofreex collective that utilized the first portable videotape recorders to capture the social and cultural upheaval of the late 1960s and early ’70s, has died. She…

Ed Asner, the Iconic Lou Grant on Two Acclaimed TV Series, Dies at 91

The seven-time Emmy winner was funny on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and serious on his own newspaper drama, then delightful in the animated movie 'Up.'

Bill Clotworthy, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Censor Nicknamed “Doctor No,” Dies at 95

Bill Clotworthy, a veteran NBC standards and practices executive who was affectionately called “Doctor No” by the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live, has died. He was 95. Clotworthy…

Marilyn Eastman, Actress and Vital Behind-the-Scenes Player on ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ Dies at 87

Marilyn Eastman, who battled zombies (and played one herself) in Night of the Living Dead, helped finance the George A. Romero horror classic and lent a hand in the film’s makeup, prop and…

Lisa Lee, Academy of Country Music Executive, Dies at 52

Lisa Lee, a former broadcast journalist for the CMT cable network who spent the past 15 years as an executive with the Academy of Country Music, died Saturday of brain cancer. She was 52. A senior

Pat Hitchcock, ‘Strangers on a Train’ Actress and Daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, Dies at 93

Pat Hitchcock, the only child of Alfred Hitchcock who appeared in the thrillers Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train and Psycho for the legendary British director, has died. She was xx.

Don Jones, Writer-Director of ‘Schoolgirls in Chains’ and ‘The Forest,’ Dies at 83

Don Jones, a soundman and stuntman who went on to write and direct the low-budget films Schoolgirls in Chains, Sweater Girls and The Forest, had died. He was 83. Jones died Tuesday in Los…