Mel Tillis, Country Music Superstar And Stutterer, Dies At 85Also a prolific songwriter, Tillis toured for decades, often using his stutter as a source of humor — though his stutter disappeared when he sang.
'Cosby Show' Actor Earle Hyman Dies At 91Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing Russell Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," has died.
Tony Winner, TV & Film Actress Ann Wedgeworth Dead At 83She's perhaps best known for her brief tenure on the TV sitcom "Three's Company," where she played Lana Shields, an older woman with her eyes breathlessly set on her young neighbor Jack, played by John Ritter.
Legendary Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At 94Smith ultimately wrote for nine New York newspapers and dozens of magazines, but it was a stint writing for Cosmopolitan that led to her break.
Former Laker Connie Hawkins Dies At 75Connie Hawkins, basketball's dazzling New York playground legend who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 75.
'Primal Scream' Therapist Arthur Janov Dies At 93Janov, a clinical psychologist, became an international celebrity with his idea that adults repressed childhood traumas, making them neurotic.
Game Show Legend Monty Hall Dies At 96In 1963, he and producing partner Stefan Hatos, created "Let's Make a Deal." The show first ran on NBC daytime from 1963-68 and then on ABC from 1968-76..
Star Of TV's 'Topper.' Anne Jeffreys, Dies At 94More recently, she spent two decades playing Amanda Barrington on "General Hospital."
'Pinocchio,' 'Fantasia' Animator 'X' Atencio Dead At 98Xavier "X'' Atencio, an animator behind early Disney movies including "Pinocchio" and "Fantasia" and "imagineer" behind beloved Disneyland rides like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Haunted Mansion," has died at age 98.
Troy Gentry Of Montgomery Gentry Dies In New Jersey Helicopter CrashMontgomery Gentry had success on the country charts and country radio in the 2000s, scoring No. 1 hits with "Roll With Me," ''Back When I Knew It All," ''Lucky Man," ''Something to Be Proud Of" and "If You Ever Stop Loving Me."
Country Music's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams Dead At 78Williams had 17 No. 1 hits before retiring in 2016.
Tobe Hooper, Director Of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Dead At 74Marketed as based on a true story, "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" is about a group of friends who encounter a family of cannibals in Central Texas.