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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

Karen Black attends a 2002 screening of "Easy Riders." (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Five Easy Pieces,’ ‘Nashville’ Star Karen Black Dead At 74

Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as “Easy Rider,” ”Five Easy Pieces” and “Nashville,” has died.

08/08/2013

James Gandolfini and Jane Fonda at a 2012 HBO party. (credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘The Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dies In Italy

“The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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Hollywood, Colleagues Mourn Sudden Death Of James Gandolfini

The Hollywood community—much like the world of politics, sports and news—reacted to the sudden death of “The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini on social media.

06/19/2013

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Longtime KNX Newscaster Harry Birrell Dies At 85

Longtime radio broadcaster Harry Birrell has died at the age of 85, KNX 1070 Newsradio announced Sunday.

05/26/2013

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Venturi, US Open Champion And CBS Analyst, Dies

Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.

05/17/2013

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Jane Henson Of Muppet Family Fame Dies At 78

The Jim Henson Co. says Henson’s partner in marriage and Muppets has died.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2013

Phil Ramone and Cyndi Lauper attend a 2011 NY Grammys ceremony. (credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Entertainment)

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dead At 79

Phil Ramone, the masterful Grammy Award-winning engineer, arranger and producer whose platinum touch included recordings with Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon, died Saturday of complications stemming from heart surgery, his family said. He was 79.

03/30/2013

Van Cliburn gets the National Medal of Arts and Humanities from President Obama in 2011. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images News)

Celebrated Pianist, Cold War Hero Van Cliburn Dies At 78

For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control fans and a name recognized worldwide. He even got a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

02/27/2013

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Shadow Morton, 1960s Songwriter, Dies At Age 71

Shadow Morton, a 1960s pop-song writer and producer whose biggest credits include “Leader of the Pack” and “Remember (Walking in the Sand),” has died. He was 71.

02/17/2013

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Richard Adams, Early Figure In Gay Marriage, Dies

Richard Adams, an early mover in the push for same-sex marriage both at the altar and in the courts, has died.

12/23/2012

Actress Deborah Raffin attends a celebration of the Breeders Cup in 2003. (credit: Chris Hatcher/Getty Images Entertainment)

Actress Deborah Raffin Dies At 59

Deborah Raffin, an actress also who ran a successful audiobook company with the help of her celebrity friends, has died. She was 59.

11/23/2012

a 70s era campaign poster featuring Mervyn Dymally. (credit: CBS)

Former Congressman, Lt. Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies At 86

Mervyn M. Dymally, former Lieutenant Governor of California, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

10/07/2012

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First Black Mayor Of Inglewood, Former Senator Dies At 78

The first black mayor of Inglewood and former state Senator Edward Vincent died Friday. He was 78.

09/01/2012

Sage Stallone (credit: Frazer Harrison/Gettty Images)

Coroner: Sage Stallone Died From Heart Attack

Sage Stallone, son of actor Sly Stallone, died of a heart attack, the LA County Coroner has confirmed.

08/30/2012

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