Obit

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James L. White, Screenplay Writer Of Award-Winning ‘Ray,’ Dies At 67

James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for “Ray,” the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.

07/27/2015

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‘Entertainment Tonight': Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Dead At 22

Brown died on Sunday at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia surrounded by her family.

07/26/2015

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Prolific Novelist E.L. Doctorow, Author Of ‘Ragtime,’ Dies At 84

Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as “Ragtime” and “The March” and applied its lessons to the past and the future in fiction and nonfiction, has died. He was 84.

07/21/2015

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‘Godfather’ Casino Boss, Emmy Winner Alex Rocco Dies At 79

Rocco’s career spanned more than five decades.

07/19/2015

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Legendary CBS Newswoman, TV Pioneer Marlene Sanders Dies At 84

Sanders was also the mother of CNN and New Yorker journalist Jeffrey Toobin, who announced that she died Tuesday on his Facebook page.

07/15/2015

Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, died in July 2015. He was 74. (credit: Mark Cieslikowski/ Getty Images)

Composer Michael Masser, Hit-Maker For Houston, Ross, Dies At 74

Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, has died. He was 74.

07/14/2015

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Report: Nintendo President Iwata Satoru Dies At 55

The innovative and highly-respected Satoru joined the company in the 1980s as a programming whiz.

07/12/2015

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Retired Federal Judge Lawrence Karlton Dies In California

Retired federal judge Lawrence K. Karlton, whose written legal opinions on topics ranging from mental health care for inmates to the environment stand as significant influences on key issues, has died in Northern California.

07/12/2015

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Acclaimed Tony-Winning Actor, ‘Cheers’ Snob Roger Rees Dead At 71

“The world has lost a great actor, gentleman and soul,” said Chita Rivera.

07/11/2015

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Report: Powerhouse Publicist Barbara Brogliatti Dies At 69

Variety’s Brian Lowry said she was “for a time, perhaps, the most influential publicity executive in Hollywood.”

06/21/2015

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‘Rocky,’ ‘Raging Bull’ Producer Robert Chartoff Dies At 81

Robert Chartoff, the Oscar-winning movie producer behind the boxing classics “Rocky” and “Raging Bull,” has died. He was 81.

06/10/2015

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Vincent Bugliosi, Prosecutor In Manson Trial, Dies At 80

Vincent Bugliosi, the legendary prosecutor responsible for putting Charles Manson behind bars, has died. He was 80.

06/08/2015

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Veteran Actress Betsy Palmer, Known To A Generation Of Horror Fans As Mrs. Vorhees, Dies At 88

Her film credits included “Mr. Roberts” with Henry Fonda, “The Long Gray Line” with Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara, “Queen Bee” with Joan Crawford, and “The Tin Star” with Fonda and Anthony Perkins.

05/31/2015

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‘Friday’ Actor-Comedian Reynaldo Rey Dies At 75

Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as “Friday” and “White Men Can’t Jump,” has died. He was 75.

05/28/2015

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Longtime Oscar Telecast Director Killed In Bizarre Car Accident

Marty Pasetta was nominated for nine Emmy awards.

05/22/2015

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