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Nora Ephron attend the "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" 500th performance celebration at B Smith's Restaurant on January 13, 2011 in New York City.  (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Nora Ephron, Prolific Author And Filmmaker, Dies At 71

Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 71.


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Ray Bradbury, Author Of ‘Fahrenheit 451′, Dies At 91

Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of “Fahrenheit 451,” has died. He was 91.


Actress Janet Carroll attends a Hollywood event in 2004. (credit: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Entertainment)

Janet Carroll, Actress Who Played Moms On Film And TV, Dies At 71

Actress Janet Carroll, who played the mother of Tom Cruise’s character in the movie “Risky Business” and the mother of kooky Kimberly on “Melrose Place,” has died. She was 71.


Actor George Lindsey died Sunday at the age of 83. (photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment)

George Lindsey, TV’s Goober, Dies At 83

George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. He was 83.


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President Obama Mourns Loss Of TV Icon Dick Clark

President Barack Obama joined the chorus of Americans mourning today’s death of broadcasting pioneer Dick Clark in Santa Monica, saying the “American Bandstand” host changed the landscape of television.


Michael Sands was the man behind the idea for the annual Best Dressed list. (credit: MichaelSands.com)

Publicist Behind Mr. Blackwell’s Best Dressed List Chokes To Death On Lunch Meat

Michael Sands, the publicist famous for coming up with the idea for Mr. Blackwell’s annual Best Dressed list, died after choking on lunch meat Friday.


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Breitbart Autopsy Results ‘Deferred’ Pending Toxicology Tests

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has made an announcement regarding an autopsy on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart.


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Conservative Commentator, Media Publisher Andrew Breitbart Dies At 43

Conservative commentator and media publisher Andrew Breitbart has died at the age of 43.

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Davy Jones of The Monkees died on Feb. 29. He was 66. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Davy Jones Of ‘The Monkees’ Dies At 66

Davy Jones, the former lead singer of The Monkees, died Wednesday morning at the age of 66.

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’9 1/2 Weeks’ Writer-Producer Zalman King Dead At 70

Actor and filmmaker Zalman King, who became known for his erotic work after writing and producing his breakthrough film “9 1/2 Weeks,” has died. He was 70.


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Artist Mike Kelley Found Dead In LA Home

Contemporary artist Mike Kelley, who was described by colleagues as an “irresistible force,” has died, police said Wednesday. He was 57.

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Former CBS News Reporter Richard Threlkeld Killed In Car Crash

Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York’s Long Island.


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‘Tarzan’ Star Cheetah Dies In Florida At 80 — Maybe

A Florida animal sanctuary says Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at 80. But several accounts call that claim into question.


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Funeral Plans Pending For Renowned OC Developer Donald Koll

Funeral plans were pending Sunday for Donald Koll, the developer behind many of Orange County’s office complexes and who built the equivalent of 30 Empire State Buildings.