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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Rip Torn of ‘Larry Sanders Show,’ ‘Men in Black,’ dies at 88 by Bob Thomas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rip Torn, the free-spirited Texan who overcame his quirky name to become a distinguished actor in television, theater, and movies, such as “Men in Black,” and win an…

SOURCE: at 11:11PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

'Happy Days' Actor Tom Bosley Dies at 83 by Bob Thomas

Tom Bosley, whose long acting career was highlighted by his hugely popular role as the understanding father on TV's comedy series "Happy Days," died Tuesday. He was 83.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM

Actor Leslie Nielsen of 'Naked Gun' Movies Dies at Age 84 by Andrew Dalton and Bob Thomas

Leslie Nielsen, who traded in his dramatic persona for the accident-prone detective Frank Drebin in "The Naked Gun," died on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.

SOURCE: Backstage at 05:58PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Film legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in LA by Bob Thomas

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fas…

SOURCE: Associated Press at 09:59AM

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