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  • Legendary lawyer and agent Ed Hookstratten dies at 83

    Legendary lawyer and agent Ed Hookstratten dies at 83
    Ed Hookstratten, a lawyer and agent to the stars whose clients spanned the news, entertainment and sports world, died at his Beverly Hills home Wednesday from complications related to congestive heart failure. He was 83. Known as "The Hook,"...
  • Longtime studio executive and academy chief Tom Sherak dies at 68

    Longtime studio executive and academy chief Tom Sherak dies at 68
    Tom Sherak, who served in key posts at 20th Century Fox and was head of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 2009-2012, has passed away at 68 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Over a long career in Hollywood, Sherak held high-...
  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...
  • Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74

    Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74
    Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died...
  • Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on 'Gilligan's Island,' dies at 89

    Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on 'Gilligan's Island,' dies at 89
    Actor Russell Johnson, 89, who played the brainy Professor in nearly 100 episodes of the 1960s classic TV comedy series "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday morning at his home in Washington state. He died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes, said...
  • Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the last 'Oz' Munchkins, dies

    Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the last 'Oz' Munchkins, dies
    Ruth Robinson Duccini, one of the last members of the troupe of diminutive actors who played Munchkins in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz," died Thursday after a brief illness at a hospice in Las Vegas, said her son, Fred Duccini. She was 95....
  • James Avery, 'Fresh Prince' father figure, dies at 65

    James Avery, 'Fresh Prince' father figure, dies at 65
    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sit-com “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday night due to complications from open heart surgery, according to his manager. He was...
  • Juanita Moore, actress Oscar-nominated for 'Imitation of Life,' dead at 99

    Juanita Moore, actress Oscar-nominated for 'Imitation of Life,' dead at 99
    Juanita Moore, a pioneering African American actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the classic 1959 drama “Imitation of Life,” has died. The Associated Press reports that Moore collapsed and died at her Los Angeles...
  • Saul Zaentz, three-time Oscar-winning producer, dies at 92

    Saul Zaentz, three-time Oscar-winning producer, dies at 92
    Saul Zaentz, the fiesty music industry executive turned independent movie producer who won three best-picture Academy Awards in three different decadesĀ  has died. He was 92. Zaentz died Friday at his home San Francisco from complications of Alzheimer'...
  • Tom Jones, aerospace executive who led Northrop Grumman, dies at 93

    Tom Jones, aerospace executive who led Northrop Grumman, dies at 93
    Thomas V. Jones, a legendary risk-taker whose gambles paid off when Northrop Grumman rose to the top ranks of the defense industry during the Cold War, has died. He was 93. Jones died Tuesday of pulmonary fibrosis, his family announced. Jones had...
  • Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...