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    Richard Attenborough worked with jazz giants on screen in "All Night Long"
    The movie world today is mourning the loss of Sir Richard Attenborough, who died over the weekend at age 90.Born in Cambridge, England, Attenborough was that rare film talent capable of excelling both behind and in front of the camera. In the...
  • Screen icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89
    Screen legend Lauren Bacall dies at 89
    Classic film star Lauren Bacall, famed for her sultry onscreen persona and her legendary romance with Humphrey Bogart, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the age of 89. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bacall's death was confirmed but the...
  • Robin Williams dead at age 63
    Robin Williams actor, comedian dead at 63
    Robin Williams, the Chicago born comedian and actor who starred on stage and film has died in California at age 63 of an apparent suicide.The Marin County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that Williams was found unconscious and not...
  • Robin Williams
    Much loved actor comedian Robin Williams found dead in his home today
    It has been reported by his wife and his publicist that Robin Williams was found dead today shortly before noon in his home in California. Robin was 63 years old and his publicist has reported that he was recently suffering from depression...
  • Johnny Winter
    Blues great Johnny Winter dead at age 70
    Word has come this morning regarding the death of blues guitar great Johnny Winter.Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and ‘70s for his energetic performances and musical collaborations including with childhood...
  • Actor Eli Wallach dies at 98
    Eli Wallach, classic movie star, dies at 98
    Eli Wallach, an actor remembered by classic movie fans for his roles in films like "Baby Doll" (1956), "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), and "The Misfits" (1961), died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the age of 98. The...
  • Horace Silver
    Remembering Horace Silver, his music and our meeting
    It is with genuine sadness this morning that I note the passing of jazz giant Horace Silver. Here’s the lead on his New York Times obit.Horace Silver, a pianist, composer and bandleader who was one of the most popular and influential jazz...
  • "Jazztime Tale"
    Ruby Dee meets Fats Waller in "Jazztime Tale"
    News has come this afternoon of the death of actress Ruby Dee. Here is the lead on her New York Times obit.Ruby Dee, one of the most enduring actresses of theater and film, whose public profile and activist passions made her, along with her...
  • Alan Douglas
    Beyond the Hendrix connection: Remembering Alan Douglas' jazz albums
    News has come this morning of the death of producer Alan Douglas. Best known for his work with Jimi Hendrix – in particular, his often controversial Hendrix compilations and archival releases – Douglas died at his home in Paris last...
  • Orlando Bellamy
    Music producer Orlando Bellamy dead at 42
    Orlando L. Bellamy died of natural causes Monday, May 5, 2014 in Milwaukee. Hundreds of mourners packed the standing room only memorial service Thursday, May 15, 2014. It was held at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home, 7625 W. Appleton Ave., Milwaukee...
  • Two Alabama actresses starred in 'Lifeboat' (1944)
    Alabama native and actress Mary Anderson dies at 96
    Alabama lost one of its stars when Mary Anderson, a classic movie actress with a distinguished career, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the age of 96. The Birmingham native, born Bebe Anderson on April 3, 1918, appeared in more than 60 films and...
  • Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93
    Classic movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93
    Legendary film star Mickey Rooney, who spent most of his long life appearing in films, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the age of 93, according to Variety and other media reports. Born Joe Yule, Jr. in 1920, the New York native became a huge box...
  • Mortal navel-gazing
    Mortal navel-gazing
    My great idea is finally catching on, and as usual I don’t get any credit for it. Maybe because I kept it to myself. “Selfie obits” are now to die for, as reported in “USA Today.”Writing your own obituary was a...
  • Norbert Wiggins
    Photojournalist Norbert Wiggins dies at age 60 in Florida
    Norbert L. Wiggins, Metro News photojournalist, has died at the age of 60 in Tavares, Florida. He leaves behind a 14-year-old son and former wife, Attorney Sally Wiggins. Norbert recently relocated from Schaumburg, Illinois to 3008 Myakka River...
  • International fashion & style; The Vogue Obit
    International fashion & style; The Vogue Obit
    Here we go.. a little thank you note to that unspeakable megalomaniac..Dear Madame Putin de Wintour..On behalf of the entire, well most it, fashion community I want to personally thank you for taking the fashion business to its low ebb. This can...