Obit

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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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‘King Of The Blues’ Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

King was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton.

05/14/2015

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Singer Of Indecipherable Rock Classic ‘Louie Louie’ Dies At 71

The only words anyone could clearly understand were contained in the song’s first two lines: “Louie Louie. Oh no. We gotta go.”

04/29/2015

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Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At 91

She was carrying 214 pounds on her 5-foot-7 frame when she went to an obesity clinic sponsored by the New York City Board of Health in 1961 and began picking up tips that slowly seemed to work.

04/29/2015

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‘Partridge Family’ Child Star Suzanne Crough Dies In Nevada

The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show “The Partridge Family” has died.

04/28/2015

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Ben Powers, Actor Who Played Thelma’s Husband On ‘Good Times,’ Dies At 64

Powers also acted in several 1980s movies including “Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie,” ”Things Are Tough All Over” and “The Man Who Loved Women.”

04/19/2015

Billy Powell, Bob Burns and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd react after the induction of the Band during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York, 13 March 2006.  (credit: Timothy A Clary/AFP Photo/Getty Images)

Founding Member Of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drummer Killed In Georgia Car Crash

While Burns was with the group, it recorded “Sweet Home Alabama,” ”Gimme Three Steps,” and “Free Bird.”

04/04/2015

Twisted Sister drummer A.J. Pero performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino September 2, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Twisted Sister Drummer Dies Of Apparent Heart Attack At 55

A.J. Pero, the drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister, died Friday. He was 55.

03/20/2015

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Free Bassist, Co-Writer Of Rock Anthem ‘All Right Now’ Dies At 62

Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem “All Right Now” when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in California at age 62.

03/18/2015

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‘Gong Show’ Fixture Gene Gene The Dancing Machine Dies At 82

He starred on TV’s “The Gong Show” for years and few people could probably tell you his real name.

03/14/2015

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