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Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing family patriarch Papa Walton on the 70s era smash “The Waltons,” died on Feb. 13, 2014. He was 85. (credit: CBS)

Actor Ralph Waite, TV’s Beloved Papa Walton, Dies At 85

Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing family patriarch Papa Walton on the 70s era smash “The Waltons,” has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/13/2014

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Former TV Guide Columnist Joe Finnigan Dies

Joe Finnigan, a veteran Hollywood reporter who chronicled the comings and goings of stars such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra and even Lassie during a decades-long career, has died at age 88, his family said Thursday.

02/06/2014

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Famed Attorney Ed Hookstratten Dead At 83

Ed Hookstratten, an attorney who represented a galaxy of entertainment and sports stars including Johnny Carson and Vin Scully during a career of more than 50 years, has died at 83.

01/23/2014

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Last Female Munchkin Dies At 95

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95.

01/16/2014

Russell Johnson, the "Professor" on "Gilligan's Island", died on Jan. 16, 2014. He was 89. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Gilligan’s Island’ Professor Russell Johnson Dies At 89

Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington State.

01/16/2014

Korean War Veteran and POW Joseph Gantt was finally laid to rest Saturday after more than 60 years. (credit: Megan Goldsby/KNX 1070)

Korean War Vet Finally Laid To Rest Nearly 63 Years After His Death

Now 94, Mrs. Gantt said this was a day she long lived for.

12/28/2013

Julian Myers was part of a panel of publicity experts at the Museum of Radio and TV in 2005. (photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images Entertainment)

Report: Veteran Hollywood Publicist Julian Myers Dies At 95

Veteran Hollywood publicist Julian Myers — whose clients included legends Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe — has died.

12/22/2013

Actress Joan Fontaine died Dec. 15, 2013 at the age of 96. (credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Hitchcock Star, Oscar-Winner Joan Fontaine Dies At 96

Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” and “Rebecca” and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96.

12/15/2013

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‘Billy Jack’ Star Tom Laughlin Dead At 82

Tom Laughlin wrote, directed and produced “Billy Jack” and starred as the ex-Green Beret who defends a progressive school against the racists of a conservative Western community.

12/15/2013

Actor Christopher Evan Welch died Dec. 2. He was 48. (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

‘Rubicon’ Star Christopher Evan Welch Dies At 48

Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on AMC’s “Rubicon,” has died in Southern California.

12/11/2013

Paul Walker, the actor best known for the "Fast and Furious" film franchise was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Nov. 30, 2013. (credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Fast And Furious’ Star Paul Walker Killed In Fiery Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker, best known for starring in the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, was one of two people killed Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Santa Clarita.

11/30/2013

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Televangelist Paul Crouch, Founder Of Trinity Broadcasting Network, Dies At 79

Paul Crouch, a renowned televangelist who founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, died Saturday at 79, according to the network’s website.

11/30/2013

Shane Black and Syd Field at the American Screenwriters Associations' "2002 Screenwriting Hall of Fame Awards" at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles. Saturday, August 3, 2002. (credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

Syd Field, Author Of Screenplay How-To, Dies At 77

The author of the screenplay manual that inspired James Cameron and Judd Apatow to make movies has died.

11/19/2013

Oscar Hijuelos, celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban American author, has died. (credit: Myrna Suarez/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Mambo Kings’ Author Oscar Hijuelos Dies At 62

Oscar Hijuelos, a Cuban-American novelist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1989 novel “The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love” and whose work often captured the loss and triumphs of the Cuban immigrant experience, has died. He was 62.

10/13/2013

Documentary filmmaker Saul Landau speaks to a packed audience at the home of Paul Alan Smith on June 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The event served to raise awareness for Independent World Television, the world's first global independent news channel. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Saul Landau Dead At 77

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau, who profiled political leaders like Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Chile’s Salvador Allende, has died at age 77.

09/10/2013

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