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  • Ilene Woods dies at 81; voice of Disney's Cinderella

    Ilene Woods dies at 81; voice of Disney's Cinderella
    Ilene Woods, who provided the speaking and singing voice for the title character in Walt Disney's classic 1950 animated feature " Cinderella," has died. She was 81. Woods, a Calabasas resident, died of causes related to Alzheimer's disease Thursday at...
  • Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'
    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
  • John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'
    John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...
  • Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer

    Bob Banner dies at 89; Emmy-winning producer
    Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
  • George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'
    George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89. Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
  • Why go to Delaware?

    For all its contributions to American society--it was the first state to ratify the Constitution, it was the site of a pivotal event in rock 'n' roll history, and it's the proud birthplace of both nylon and Valerie Bertinelli--Delaware these days is known...
  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...
  • A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song

    A Tony Bennett revival? They're singing his song
    By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show. "Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...