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Celebrity Deaths in Television

  • Elizabeth Pena, 55 (1959 - 2014)

    Elizabeth Pena

    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 "Modern Family," has died. She was 55. Pena's manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in Los Angeles of natural causes after a brief illness. No other details...

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  • Jan Hooks, 57 (1957 - 2014)

    Jan Hooks

    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 during a five-year stint on the show, has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to her agent, Lisa Lieberman. She had no other details. Hooks, a Decatur, Georgia, native...

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  • Skip E. Lowe (2014)

    Skip E. Lowe

    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 incongruous that Skip E. Lowe would somehow outlast every other TV host from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno. For one thing, his show aired on the kind of cable channels that carry school board meetings....

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  • Molly Glynn (2014)

    Molly Glynn

    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 by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.Glynn was with her husband, Joe Foust, when the storm rolled quickly into the area, just north of Chicago, the executive...

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  • William Greaves, 87 (1926 - 2014)

    William Greaves

    HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.Greaves died Monday at his Manhattan home after a prolonged illness, according to his...

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