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Dennis Hof Dies: Las Vegas Pimp & Star Of HBO ‘Cathouse’ Reality Series Was 72

Dennis Hof, the Las Vegas pimp at the center of HBO’s Cathouse reality series and a Republican candidate for the Nevada state assembly, has died at age 72. Chuck Muth, Hof’s campaign manager in the state election, tweeted that Hof “died quietly in his sleep” and that his body was discovered this morning by porn star Ron Jeremy. His death had earlier been confirmed by Nye County Sheriff Lt. David Boruchowitz, who told reporters that, preliminarily, there is no indication… Read

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Carol Hall Dies: ‘The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Composer Was 82

Carol Hall, the composer and lyricist for Broadway’s long-running The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and one of the musical forces behind Marlo Thomas’ classic 1974 TV special and album Free to Be …You and Me, died Thursday at her home in New York City. She was 82 and had been living with a rare form of dementia for three years. Her death was announced by publicist Jessica Johnson. Hall had been diagnosed with logopenic primary progressive aphasia. Hall also was a… Read

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Peggy McCay Dies: ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Star Was 90

Peggy McCay

Peggy McCay, who starred as Caroline Brady on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives for 35 years, died Sunday of natural causes. She was 90. McCay’s co-star and close friend Deidre Hall confirmed the news on Facebook. McCay appeared on scores of TV shows throughout her decades-long career. She originated the role of Vanessa Dale on the CBS soap opera Love of Life (1951–1955), but it was her portrayal of family matriarch Caroline Brady on Days for which she is best known. McCay… Read

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Celeste Yarnall Dies: ‘Star Trek’ Actress & Elvis Co-Star Was 74

Celeste Yarnall, a busy episodic TV and film actress primarily of the 1960s and ’70s and remembered by fans of the original Star Trek series for her one-time appearance as Yeoman Martha Landon, died October 7 at her home in Westlake Village, CA. She was 74. Her death followed a battle with ovarian cancer and was first reported on the website StarTrek.com. In 2014 and 2015, Yarnall wrote several guest columns for the website about her diagnosis. Yarnall, a familiar… Read

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Arnold Kopelson Dies: ‘Platoon’, ‘The Fugitive’ Producer Was 83

Arnold Kopelson

Arnold Kopelson, the producer of films including the Oscar-winning Platoon and The Fugitive, and a CBS Corp board member from 2007 until last month, died at his home in Beverly Hills today. He was 83. His death was announced by his wife and business partner, Anne Kopelson. CBS confirmed the news. "Arnold was a man of exceptional talent whose legacy will long survive him. He also, of course, was a highly dedicated CBS board member for more than 10 years,” CBS said Monday.… Read

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Scott Wilson Dies: ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Was Age 76; AMC Calls “Emotional Core” Of Series

(Updated with SAG statement) Scott Wilson, who was a key member of the cast of The Walking Dead before exiting the show in shocking fashion, has died. He was 76 and his death was announced today on the Walking Dead comic official Twitter account. We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on Read

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Cristy Caserta Dies: Contestant On ‘The Bachelor’ In Season 15 Was 38

Cristy Caserta, who starred on season 15 of The Bachelordied on Thursday after apparently suffering a seizure. She was 38. Caserta was attending a class in Sunrise, Florida when she suddenly slumped forward at her desk. The classmates called 911, but paramedics found her in cardiac arrest when they arrived. Attempts at CPR were unavailing, and she was transported to nearby Westside Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The death was unexpected and… Read

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Audrey Wells Dies: Latest Film, ‘The Hate U Give’, Opens Today

Audrey Wells, screenwriter of the racial drama The Hate U Givehas died at age 58. Wells passed away yesterday after a long and private battle with cancer. Her death was announced by her agency, UTA. Her latest film, from 20th Century Fox, is directed by George Tillman Jr and stars Amandla Stenberg. The adaptation of Angie Thomas's bestselling novel opened in select theaters today and goes wide October 19. A prolific writer and director, Wells was a lifelong feminist… Read

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Will Vinton Dies: Claymation Creator Of California Raisins Was 70 Years Old

Will Vinton, the Oscar and Emmy-winning Claymation creator of the California Raisins and the Domino’s Pizza Noid, has died. His passing was announced in a Facebook post by his family on Thursday. He was 70 years old and had suffered from multiple myeloma, a white blood cell cancer. "We grieve heavily as our dad leaves a hole in our lives that will be impossible to fill," the post said. "His wishes were for us to continue the projects he had started; we will try our best… Read

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Mark A. Livolsi Dies: ‘Jungle Book’ & Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Editor Was 56

Mark A. Livolsi, a veteran film editor who worked such films as The Jungle Book, The Devil Wears Prada and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King, has died. He was 56. Livolsi unexpectedly on September 23 at his Pasadena home. The cause was not revealed. Nominated for four ACE Eddie Awards, his many film credits also include Wonder, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, We Bought a ZooMarley & Me, Wedding Crashers, Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky. Born on… Read

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Marrissa O’Leary Dies: MGM TV Exec, Producer And Actress Was 61

Marrissa O'Leary

Known for her career as an actress and then as a VP at MGM Television Production Group, Marrissa O’Leary died October 2 in Palm Desert, CA, after a long battle with endometrial cancer, Deadline has learned. She was 61. O’Leary was a performer and enjoyed all aspects of production, working with talent and protecting them. She acted in film and TV, and as a singer was a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and had a one-woman cabaret act that played to sold-out crowds… Read

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Carlotta Florio Johnson Dies: Former Columbia Pictures VP Worked As Focus Features Awards Exec

Former industry awards consultant Carlotta Florio Johnson died on Sept. 19 after suffering a stroke. Her age was not given. Born in Jamaica, Queens, her family eventually moved to Westchester County. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn her B.A. at Vassar College. She worked for many executives in major corporations including Estee Lauder herself before moving to Rome. She worked for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and returned to… Read