Articles tagged obituary

1 Nov 2007 // 12:27 AM

One of the things we most appreciate in a celebrity, or any public figure, is a sense of humor about himself. Robert Goulet, who died

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19 Oct 2007 // 2:37 AM

Deborah Kerr, the cultivated Scottish rose beloved in such 1950s blockbusters as “From Here to Eternity,” “The King and I” and “An Affair to Remember,”

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19 Oct 2007 // 2:35 AM

Joey Bishop, who deadpanned his way from South Philadelphia to comic stardom and a place in Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, died of multiple causes

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Tenor superstar brought opera to millions: Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007

Some admirers called Luciano Pavarotti the greatest tenor who ever lived. He certainly was the contemporary world’s most widely recognized opera singer and one

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30 Aug 2007 // 5:38 AM

NEW YORK—For obvious and legitimate reasons, Hilly Kristal was best known for nurturing the mid-`70s underground musical explosion thrown together under the umbrella

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17 Aug 2007 // 3:36 AM

Like trumpet visionary Miles Davis, drummer Max Roach helped ignite several revolutions in jazz. From the bebop eruptions of the 1940s to the “cool jazz”

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13 Aug 2007 // 3:15 AM

This former big-band singer and longtime TV talk show host created the iconic game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” - leveraging their success into

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31 Jul 2007 // 7:15 AM

ROME—Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, died in his native city of Ferrara late Monday, the Italian media reported Tuesday. The modernist film director received numerous

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30 Jul 2007 // 1:17 PM

Like John Travolta’s white suit, Tom Snyder became a defining icon of his time. You think of the late 1970s and one of the

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He hadn’t made a theatrical motion picture since 1982’s Fanny and Alexander, vowing to retire after completing the highly autobiographical project. He spent his

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22 Jul 2007 // 6:55 AM

Tammy Faye Messner succumbs to cancer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tammy Faye Messner, whose can-do Christian cheer helped her survive the PTL scandal and forge a second career as a pop-culture

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19 Jul 2007 // 6:00 AM

Opera singer Jerry Hadley, 55, dies after suicide attempt

Jerry Hadley’s attractive lyric tenor voice, all-American good looks and exceptional acting ability carried him from a humble farm upbringing in northern Illinois to

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:36 AM

Lady Bird Johnson dies at 94

FORT WORTH, Texas—Lady Bird Johnson, widow of former President Lyndon Johnson and lifelong advocate for the beautification of her native state, died Wednesday afternoon

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10 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Doug Marlette was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday morning, July 10, 2007, in Mississippi, authorities said. He was 57. (Catawba County Library/Charlotte

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6 Jul 2007 // 2:19 AM

Beverly Sills was a trailblazer, an American soprano who came to acclaim on home turf, and an artist who bridged the opera house and popular

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5 Jul 2007 // 1:54 AM

Bill Pinkney, the only surviving member of the beach music group The Drifters, died Wednesday in a Daytona Beach hotel room. Pinkney, 81, was in Daytona

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4 May 2007 // 2:56 AM

Mercury Astronaut Walter Schirra dies at 84

HACKENSACK, N.J. - Walter M. Schirra Jr., one of the original seven Mercury astronauts and the first New Jerseyan to travel in space, died

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2 May 2007 // 5:28 AM

Tom Poston Comic actor Tom Poston, whose brilliant turns as clueless bumblers on such TV shows as “Newhart” and “Mork & Mindy” tickled viewers for

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30 Apr 2007 // 2:13 PM

Tommy Newsom PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Tommy Newsom, the saxophone player who served as a comedic foil to Johnny Carson for 30 years, died on Saturday at

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24 Apr 2007 // 8:01 AM

The intensity is what you remember. The passion, the righteous indignation, the savage sense of purpose. He had to shove all of that feeling and

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