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Director Mike Nichols Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack At Age 83

Director Mike Nichols has died at age 83. Nichols brought his talents to film, TV and stage hits such as “The Graduate,” “Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”

11/20/2014

Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Oct. 26. She was 66. (Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Welcome Back Kotter’ Star Marcia Strassman Dead At 66

Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died. She was 66.

10/27/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

Actress Elaine Stritch attends the Theatreworks USA 50th Anniversary Celebration at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts on February 12, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Actress, Theatrical Icon Elaine ‘Stritchy’ Stritch Dead At Age 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.

07/17/2014

Ruby Dee in 2012 (Larry Mullins/1010 WINS)

Pioneering Actress, Activist Ruby Dee Dead At 91

The legendary stage and screen actress was 91.

06/12/2014

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Comedian Sid Caesar Dead At Age 91

Sid Caesar, a giant of the Golden Age of Television, has died, according to two of his friends.

02/12/2014

Former New York Yankees Ken Griffey Sr. (L) and Paul Blair talk on Old Timers Day before the Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on July 7, 2007.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Former Orioles, Yankees Center Fielder Paul Blair Dies At 69

A member of the Orioles Hall of Fame, Blair patrolled the outfield from 1964-76, playing key parts when Baltimore won its first two World Series crowns in 1966 and 1970. He won two more titles with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978.

12/27/2013

Best-selling author Tom Clancy died on Oct. 2, 2013 in Baltimore at the age of 66. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

Best Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead At 66

Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.

10/02/2013

Lisa Robin Kelly 2012 booking photo (Handout
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‘That 70s Show’ Actress Lisa Robin Kelly Dead At 43

An actress who starred alongside Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher on “That ’70s Show,” has died. She was 43.

08/15/2013

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‘Law & Order’ Actor Dennis Farina Dead At Age 69

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a New York City police officer on “Law & Order,” has died.

07/22/2013

Veteran White House reporter and columnist Helen Thomas died Saturday at the age of 92. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Longtime White House Correspondent Helen Thomas Dies At 92

A mainstay in the White House Press Room, Thomas worked for United Press and Hearst Newspapers. She covered every president since the Eisenhauer Administration.

07/20/2013

Cory Monteith, the actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee," was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, 2013. He was 31. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coroner: ‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Died From Alcohol, Heroin Mix

Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver on Saturday.

07/16/2013

James Gandolfini and Steve Schirripa (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Exploring the Arts)

LISTEN: Steve Schirripa Praises The Brilliance, Generosity Of James Gandolfini

Steve Schirripa joined WFAN host Mike Francesa in studio on Friday to discuss the life of Gandolfini and expound upon the man that he was, both on the screen and off.

06/21/2013

James Gandolfini (Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment)

Silverman: Both James Gandolfini And Tony Soprano Were Sports Enthusiasts

Those who followed the series religiously know that sports was a big part of Tony Sopranos’ life.

06/21/2013

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Country Music Legend George Jones Dead At 81

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81.

04/26/2013

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