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Leonard Nimoy, 83 (1931 - 2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand....
Ben Woolf (2015)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Woolf, an actor on "American Horror Story," has died after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. He was 34. Woolf died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, publicist Zack Teperman said. Woolf's family was at his side. The 4-foot-4 actor was hospitalized in critical condition after he was hit by the side mirror...
Harris Wittels, 30 (1984 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Harris Wittels, who worked as a writer and executive producer on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," has been found dead of a possible drug overdose at his Los Angeles home. He was 30.Police Officer Rosario Herrera says Wittels' assistant found him at his home in the Los Feliz area around noon Thursday, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.Herrera...
Gary Owens, 80 (1934 - 2015)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The man behind the smooth baritone best known for announcing "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" has died. Gary Owens was 80 years old.Owens' family said Friday that the veteran voiceover star died Thursday at his Los Angeles-area home.Owens hosted thousands of radio programs over his seven-decade career. He appeared in more than a dozen movies and on scores of...
Sandy Socolow (2015)
By The Associated Press, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Sanford Socolow, a longtime CBS News executive who was a right-hand man to anchor Walter Cronkite, has died. The Manhattan resident died at 86 at Lenox Hill Hospital because of complications from a long illness.Socolow was an executive producer at the "CBS Evening News" when Cronkite was anchor. He was also a Washington bureau chief...
Geraldine McEwan, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.McEwan was known for many roles including playing...
Joe Franklin, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
Peggy Charren, 86 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming, has died. She was...
Stan Irwin (2015)
By DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94. Irwin's friend and business...
Tony Verna, 81 (1933 - 2015)
The Associated PressPALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports 51 years ago, has died. He was 81.Verna died Sunday at his...
Anne Kirkbride, 60 (1954 - 2015)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Actress Anne Kirkbride, a star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 60. Network ITV...
Greg Plitt, 37 (1977 - 2015)
BURBANK, Calif. – A fitness model and actor featured on the cover of numerous fitness magazines was struck and killed by a train while filming on the tracks in Southern California, authorities...
Michele Serros, 48 (1966 - 2015)
The Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became...
Donna Douglas, 81 (1933 - 2015)
NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near...
Edward Herrmann, 71 (1943 - 2014)
By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressThe son of Edward Herrmann says the "Gilmore Girls" star and Tony Award-winner has died.Rory Herrmann said that his father died Wednesday in a New York City...
Howard Schultz (2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Howard Schultz, a veteran producer of unscripted TV whose credits include the long-running reality program "Extreme Makeover," has died. He was 61.Schultz died...
Robert Taylor (2014)
Robert Taylor, who served as the animator on Fritz the Cat, the first X-rated cartoon, and then directed and co-wrote its sequel, has died. He was 70. Taylor died Dec. 11 in Woodland Hills of...
Robert Kinoshita, 100 (1914 - 2014)
Multiple news sources are reporting Robert Kinoshita died on December 9, 2014. More information to follow.
Stephanie Moseley (2014)
Police are investigating rapper Earl Hayes, VH1 star Stephanie Moseley's deaths in apparent murder-suicide. More information will be posted as it comes available.
Ken Weatherwax, 59 (1955 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.Weatherwax died of a heart...
Diem Brown (2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Diem Brown has lost a long battle with cancer. The reality star and advocate for cancer survivors died Friday in a New York hospital, according to E!...
Glen A. Larson, 77 (1937 - 2014)
GILLIAN FLACCUS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Glen A. Larson, the writer and producer behind well-loved TV series such as the original "Battlestar Galactica," ''Knight Rider," ''Magnum, P...
Warren Clarke, 67 (1947 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British actor Warren Clarke, known for his role in the TV drama "Dalziel and Pascoe" and many other parts, died on Wednesday. He was 67.The Independent Talent...
Carol Ann Susi, 62 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The actress best known for voicing the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on "The Big Bang Theory" has died.Carol Ann Susi's agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, says the actress died...
Marcia Strassman, 66 (1948 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66.Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks,...
Elizabeth Pena, 55 (1959 - 2014)
DERRIK J. LANG, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like ...
Elizabeth Norment, 61 (1952 - 2014)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has...
Jan Hooks, 57 (1957 - 2014)
The Associated Press, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks, whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker...
Skip E. Lowe (2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — When an earnest but sometimes inept talk-show host took to public-access television in 1978 with a celebrity name-dropping show, it seemed...
Molly Glynn (2014)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled...