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Tim Rossovich Dies: Actor And Former USC/NFL Football Standout Was 72

Former USC and National Football League star Tim Rossovich, who built a post-athletic acting career in various roles, has died after a long illness, according to USC News. He was 72 and passed Thursday in Sacramento. Rossovich was an All-American and co-captain of the USC national championship team in 1967, remembered for star  O.J. Simpson at running back. He became one of five USC players drafted in the first round in 1968, going to the Philadelphia Eagles as the 14th… Read

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Jael Strauss Dies: ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestant Who Shared Cancer Diagnosis Was 34

Jael Strauss, the America’s Next Top Model season 8 contestant who announced her cancer diagnosis in October and shared her short battle with the disease on Facebook, died this morning in Austin, Texas. She was 34. A Go Fund Me page started by Strauss’ partner and friends last month to help defray her medical expenses confirmed her death this evening. “Today we lost our earth angel and she is back in the spirit world from which she came and we know she will be watching… Read

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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88

Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88. According to the Associated Press, Bosco’s daughter said the actor had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey September 26, 1930, Bosco had a successful Broadway career and won a Tony Award in 1989 for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He also received Tony… Read

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Roger V. Burton Dies: ‘Baskets’ Actor And Musician Was 90

Actor and musician Roger V. Burton died November 30 at his home in Santa Monica, Deadline has learned. He was 90. At 11 years old, Burton established himself as a professional musician. He was a jazz trombonist in big bands and studio film soundtracks. After graduating from USC, he played with many musical icons including Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Johnny Ray, The Ink Spots, and many more. He was a regular on Ernst Gold studio recordings for films, as well as The Hoagy Carm… Read

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Tony Lynn Dies: Former Showtime, Playboy Entertainment Executive Was 66

Anthony (Tony) Lynn, whose four-decade career in the entertainment industry included executive positions at Showtime, Playboy Entertainment Group and MGM Telecommunications, died Dec. 1 following a brief battle with cancer. He was 66. Lynn, whose death was confirmed by Showtime, got his professional start in the fledgling cable TV industry, including a cable system in Elmira, New York; the then-called Home Box Office; and Columbia Pictures. In 1987, Lynn joined MGM… Read

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Geoff Murphy Dies: Kiwi Filmmaker Who Worked On ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy Was 80

Geoff Murphy, a leading figure in the New Zealand movie industry in the 1970s and ’80s who also helmed such Hollywood fare as Young Guns II and Freejack and was second-unit director on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has died. He was 80. Murphy’s death was confirmed by The New Zealand Herald. His directing credits also include Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Never Say Die , Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu and The Quiet Earth, for which he won Best Director at the 1987 New Zealand… Read

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Michele Carey Dies: ‘El Dorado’ And ‘Live A Little, Love A Little’ Actress Was 75

Model-turned-actress Michele Carey died November 21 from natural causes in her home in Newport Beach. The news was announced on her Facebook page. She was 75. Carey was born on February 26, 1943, in Annapolis, Maryland. She was a performer at a very early age as a piano prodigy. At the 13, she won a national contest at the Chicago Music Festival and went on to perform with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from high school in Fort Collins, Colorado. She… Read

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Alixe Gordin Dies: ‘Scarface’, ‘Klute’ Casting Director Was 96

Award-winning casting director Alixe Gordin died at her home in Duxbury, Massachusetts on November 28. She was 96. Additional details about her death were not revealed. Born Alixe Glas on  April 10, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio, she took her stage name Gordin when she started performing as a musician and an actor. She got into casting in the ’60s with Studio One and The Defenders on CBS. Gordin is known for her casting work on some of the most iconic films in history. She served… Read

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Ken Berry Dies: The ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘F-Troop’ Actor Was 85

Ken Berry, who is best known for his roles in the classic TV shows Mama’s Family and F-Troop, died Saturday. He was 85. Berry’s ex-wife Jackie Joseph-Lawrence announced the news of his death on Facebook saying, “With very deep sorrow, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago.” No further details about his death were given. Born in Illinois November 3, 1933, Berry showed an interest in singing and dancing at a young age. When he was 15 years old, he… Read

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Donald Trump Sets George H.W. Bush National Day Of Mourning

President Donald Trump has issued the following proclamation, declaring December 5 as a national day of mourning following the death of George H.W. Bush. TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues:  an… Read

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George H.W. Bush Dies: 41st President Of The United States, Former VP & CIA Head Was 94

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush has died at the age of 94. Bush, also a former CIA director and Vice President, passed Friday at 10:10 P.M. Central time, according to his official spokesperson. He had been in ill health for some time and was confined to a wheelchair. In a statement, his son and 43rd President George W. Bush praised his father. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George… Read

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Kuma Dies: Trained Animal Actor For Disney Channel, Nick Jr. Was 16

Kuma, a dog who played “Stan” on early episodes of Disney Channel’s Dog With A Blog, and later appeared in Nick Jr.’s Mutt & Stuffhas died. He was 16 years old (just shy of 17) and suffered from complications from a recent stroke. The original star of Dog With A Blog, Kuma was chosen out of thousands of furry Hollywood hopefuls to play the starring role of Stan, a dog who talked (via the voice of Stephen Full) and maintained a blog that covered the antics of his human… Read