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  • Dick Shepherd, one of the producers behind 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dies at 86

     Dick Shepherd, one of the producers behind 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' dies at 86
    Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time.
  • Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer

    Andy Williams dies at 84; 'Moon River' singer
    Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing. Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked...

    Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian

    Bruce Ricker dies at 68; jazz and blues documentarian
    Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films. A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....

    'The Nat King Cole TV Show' coming to iTunes on Feb. 15

     
    Nat King Cole fans have a Valentine's week treat in store this year: His estate will begin posting episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s series “The Nat King Cole TV Show” for digital downloading on iTunes. For a too-brief period in...

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...