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Pat Carroll, Emmy-Winning Actress and Voice of Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Dies at 95

The boisterous comedienne appeared on 'Caesar's Hour' and 'The Danny Thomas Show' and won acclaim playing Gertrude Stein in a one-woman play.

June Preston, Child Actor Turned Celebrated Opera Singer, Dies at 93

June Preston, the popular child actress of the 1930s and ’40s who appeared in films directed by Frank Capra, Preston Sturges, Ernst Lubitsch and Raoul Walsh before becoming a world-renowned opera singer, has died. She was 93. Preston died Wednesday at a nursing home in Montclair, New Jersey, after a battle with dementia, her daughter, […]

Billy Watson, Child Actor in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ and ‘In Old Chicago,’ Dies at 98

Billy Watson, a former child actor from a famous Hollywood family of child actors who appeared in such classic films as Show Boat, In Old Chicago and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, has died. He was 98. Watson died Feb. 17 of natural causes at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, his family […]

Yvette Mimieux, Actress in ‘Where the Boys Are’ and ‘Jackson County Jail,’ Dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, the radiant actress who created a stir in the 1960s with performances in Where the Boys Are, Light in the Piazza, Toys in the Attic and, in a history-making turn, Dr. Kildare, has died. She was 80. Mimieux died overnight Monday into Tuesday in her sleep at her home in Bel Air, family […]

Claudia Barrett, Damsel in Distress in the No-Budget Classic ‘Robot Monster,’ Dies at 91

Claudia Barrett, who was hounded by a post-apocalyptic alien dressed in a gorilla suit and diver’s helmet (complete with antenna) in the 1953 film Robot Monster, considered one of the worst movies ever made, has died. She was 91. Barrett died April 30 of natural causes at her home in Palm Desert, her family recently […]

LPGA Tournament Gets Lesson in Hollywood History

The 99-year-old Wilshire Country Club, once the golf home of Howard Hughes, hosts a women's event next week.

Mary Hatcher, Mickey Rooney’s Co-Star in ‘The Big Wheel,’ Dies at 88

A Paramount contract player and Broadway actress, she also worked with Desi Arnaz, Veronica Lake and DeForest Kelley.

Teddy Rooney, a Former Child Actor and a Son of Mickey Rooney, Dies at 66

He appeared with his father and mother, Martha Vickers, on the screen before becoming a musician.

Tears and Terror: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney

He was one of Hollywood's greatest actors, someone whose estate could have been worth hundreds of millions when he died in summer 2014. Instead, he endured beatings, humiliation and poverty at the hands of his eighth wife and one of her sons, both accused today of elder abuse and destroying a legend.

Wally Cassell, Gangster in ‘White Heat,’ Dies at 103

Believed to have been one of the oldest living actors, he also starred in several other film noirs, including ‘Quicksand,’ ‘Breakdown’ and ‘City That Never Sleeps.’

‘Off the Cuff’ Podcast: MGM Star Margaret O’Brien Is “The Christmas Actress”

The Oscar-winner, who won in 1945 for her role as Tootie in 'Meet Me In St. Louis,' shares stories of growing up with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney as she prepares to receive this year's Shirley Temple Award - named after another one of her old friends