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Johnny Lopez
May 16, 2020 - 3:02 pm
Fred Willard, who starred in comedic films such as “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “This Is Spinal Tap,” has died. He was 86. The actor’s agent confirmed the news.
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Jacquie Cadorette
March 24, 2020 - 3:34 pm
Terrence McNally, the playwright behind works like “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “Master Class,” has passed away at the age of 81. He suffered complications from contracting the coronavirus.
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Jacquie Cadorette
March 05, 2020 - 9:35 am
Rosalind P. Walter, the first “Rosie the Riveter,” has passed away at the age of 95. She died at her home in Manhattan, according to friend Richard Somerset-Ward.
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In this Jan. 14, 2012 file photo, former model and restaurateur B. Smith arrives at the BET Honors red carpet in the Warner Theatre in Washington.
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AP News
February 23, 2020 - 1:59 pm
Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara "B." Smith has died at her Long Island home. Read more here.
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In this file photo dated Sunday Aug. 30, 2009, actor and comedian Orson Bean and Alley Mills arrive at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
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AP News
February 08, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Orson Bean, the witty actor and comedian who enlivened the game show "To Tell the Truth" and played a crotchety merchant on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91. Read more here.
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File photo of Congressman John Conyers from 2016, seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit.
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AP News
October 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress, has died. He was 90.
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July 11, 2019 - 10:41 am
( 1010 WINS ) -- Denise Nickerson, who is best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' movie died Wednesday night at 62. Nickerson's son, Josh, and his wife, Jasmine, announced on Facebook that she had died, writing "She's gone." Nickerson suffered...
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July 11, 2019 - 10:41 am
( 1010 WINS ) -- Denise Nickerson, who is best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' movie died Wednesday night at 62. Nickerson's son, Josh, and his wife, Jasmine, announced on Facebook that she had died, writing "She's gone." Nickerson suffered...
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In a Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. poses for a photograph inside his office in House Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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February 08, 2019 - 6:48 am
By Mike Householder and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a master of legislative deal-making who was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, has died. The Michigan Democrat was 92...
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