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  • Sid Melton, Comic Actor of Film and TV, Dies at 94

    11/07/2011 10:10:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 11/07/2011 | Paul Vitello
    Sid Melton, the jug-eared character actor best known for his regular roles in the television shows “Make Room for Daddy” and “Green Acres,” and for his unflagging reliability as the comic relief in many science-fiction and noir films of the 1950s, died on Wednesday in Burbank, Calif. He was 94. Mr. Melton’s acting career spanned more than a half-century, from his stage debut in a road production of the Broadway play “See My Lawyer” in 1939, to a recurring role as the husband (deceased, appearing in flashbacks and dreams only) of Sophia, the mother of Bea Arthur’s character in “The...
  • Matty Alou dies at age 72 (MLB outfielder)

    11/03/2011 6:48:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2011
    Matty Alou, once part of an all-Alou outfield for the San Francisco Giants with brothers Felipe and Jesus, died Thursday in his native Dominican Republic. He was 72.
  • Family: Hillary Clinton's Mother Dies at 92

    11/01/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-01-11 | AP
    <p>Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's mother-in-law, died Tuesday at age 92 after an illness.</p>
  • James Hillman, Therapist in Men's Movement, Dies at 85

    10/28/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 27, 2011 | Benedict Carey
    James Hillman, a charismatic therapist and best-selling author whose theories about the psyche helped revive interest in the ideas of Carl Jung, animating the so-called men's movement in the 1990s and stirring the pop-cultural air, died on Thursday at his home in Thompson, Conn. He was 85... ...Mr. Hillman had adapted Jungian ideas into a model he called archetypal psychology, rooted in the aesthetic imagination...
  • CBS newsman Robert Pierpoint dies at 86

    10/23/2011 3:48:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 23, 2011
    Robert Pierpoint, a CBS Newsman whose coverage of six presidents made him one of the longest-serving White House correspondents and whose reports from the front lines in Korea were among the first for television to focus on the individual soldier, died Saturday after complications related to hip surgery. He was 86 and lived in Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • George Daniels, Master Watchmaker, Has Died

    10/22/2011 3:28:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Hodinkee ^ | October 21, 2011
    According to several sources, master watchmaker George Daniels died this evening in his home in England. Daniel is, of course, the inventor of the co-axial escapement, which was eventually purchased by Omega...
  • U.S. official: Saudi Crown Prince dies (Sultan)

    10/21/2011 10:19:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-22-11 | Jamie Crawford
    (CNN) -- Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, a State Department official told CNN on Friday. There were no more immediate details about his death.
  • Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'

    10/18/2011 9:40:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
    Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101. Corwin, a journalist, playwright, author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles...
  • Dennis Ritchie, father of C programming language, dies

    10/13/2011 9:00:43 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 94 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | October 13, 2011 | by Steven Musil
    Dennis Ritchie, an internationally renowned computer scientist who created the C programming language, has died at age 70. Ritchie died at his home over the weekend, according to a Google+ post from longtime colleague Rob Pike. His Wikipedia entry was updated to say he had died in Murray Hill, N.J. His death was confirmed today by Bell Labs, in a message from its president, Jeong Kim, to employees. That message reads, in part: Dennis was well loved by his colleagues at Bell Labs, and will be greatly missed. He was truly an inspiration to all of us, not just for...
  • Patricia Breslin Modell dies: Actress married NFL owner Art Modell

    10/12/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Variety - AP ^ | October 12, 2011
    Patricia Breslin Modell, a longtime television actress who became the wife of former NFL team owner Art Modell, died Wednesday, Oct. 12. She was 80 and had been hospitalized for around five months.
  • R.I.P. David Hess (actor and songwriter)

    10/08/2011 4:04:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    HorrorMovies.ca ^ | October 8, 2011 | Deth_Banger
    This comes as a complete shock to me as I’m sure it will with most of you. David Hess, an absolute icon in the genre and someone who portrayed a character known as “Krug” in Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left has always left a withstanding impression upon me. His character truly scared me to the bone as with all his characters he portrayed.
  • Al Davis dead at 82, Raiders' site says

    10/08/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT · by John W · 53 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | October 8, 2011 | ESPN.com news services
    Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died at 82, with the team's website posting a simple tribute with his name in large silver letters, saying "the Raider family will issue a statement later today."
  • Australian actress Diane Cilento dies aged 78

    10/06/2011 9:08:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    News.com.au ^ | October 7, 2011
    AUSSIE silver screen siren Diane Cilento, who was once married to James Bond actor Sean Connery, has died aged 78.
  • RIP Charles Napier, Famous Character Actor

    10/06/2011 5:22:37 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The actor, who was known for tough-guy roles, also appeared in "Philadelphia," "Silence of the Lambs" and "Rambo: First Blood II." Charles Napier, an actor who was known for his tough-guy roles in movies like Blues Brothers, died Wednesday afternoon at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, according to reports. He was 75. The actor was reportedly found sometime Tuesday morning in his Bakersfield home after having collapsed and was taken to the hospital, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, he was taken off life support. The cause of death is unclear, but...
  • Ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs Has Died

    10/05/2011 4:50:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 285 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2011 | Ned Potter
    Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died in California. Jobs was 56. His death was reported by The Associated Press, citing Apple. Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.
  • 'North Dallas Forty' author Peter Gent dies

    10/01/2011 9:42:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune via AP ^ | October 1, 2011
    Peter Gent, a writer whose book about the seamier side of football was made into a popular movie, "North Dallas Forty," has died in his native Michigan.
  • Doritos Chip Creator Dies at 97

    09/26/2011 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    fOX nEWS ^ | 09-26-2011 | sTAFF
    <p>DALLAS – Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97.</p>
  • Goodbye to "Handsome" Johnny Barend (famous professional wrestler)

    09/21/2011 1:34:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 21, 2011 | Greg Oliver
    When I heard that "Handsome" Johnny Barend had died yesterday, at the age of 82, my thoughts immediately went to his widow, Annie. Over the past few years, I had gotten to know both, and had breakfast with them both back in May.
  • Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies

    09/19/2011 4:42:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    People ^ | 9-18-11 | Stephen Silverman
    Dolores Hope, the radiant wife of comedian Bob Hope, died peacefully Monday morning at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif., a family friend confirms to PEOPLE. She was 102 and had been in relativity good health until the past few months. *snip* Bob and Dolores honeymooned in Europe and sailed home on the Queen Mary – its final voyage before she was converted into a troop carrier for service during World War II. Hope, by then a famous radio comedian, began entertaining American servicemen overseas for the USO – and his wife often made the trips with him, sleeping on...
  • Dolores Hope, Wife of Bob Hope, Dies at 102

    09/19/2011 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Borges · 75 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/19/11 | Mike Barnes
    Dolores DeFina Hope, a singer, philanthropist and the wife of the late, legendary comedian Bob Hope, died Monday of natural causes at her Toluca Lake home in Los Angeles. She was 102. Born in Harlem, Dolores Reade was singing at the Vogue Club in Manhattan when she was introduced to Hope, then a rising Broadway star. As he described it, it was “love at first song,” and they were married for nearly 70 years until his death in July 2003 at age 100. Though she accompanied her husband on many of his USO trips to entertain the troops -- usually...