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James Garner with his family including his wife Lois Clarke, far left, for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Actor James Garner dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. […]

07/20/2014

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows actress Elaine Stritch posing for a photograph during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu, File)

Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and […]

07/17/2014

FILE - In this Friday, June 19, 2009 file photo, Johnny Winter plays during the Canton Blues Festival 2009 in downtown Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/The Repository, Bob Rossiter)

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat. His […]

07/17/2014

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Universal Music Group shows bassist Charlie Haden. (AP Photo/Universal Music Group)

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden dies at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz a half-century ago as a member of the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, has died. He was 76. Haden, who had in […]

07/11/2014

FILE - This Oct. 29, 1977 file photo shows Eileen Ford of Fords Models Inc. in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation’s standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, […]

07/10/2014

Jan. 21, 2014 - Louis Zamperini displays one of his photographs as a student and sprinter, at his Los Angeles home.  (AP Photo/Matt Meindl/USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences)

War hero Zamperini lived ‘unimaginable drama’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed […]

07/03/2014

This undated photo provided by Universal Pictures, Angelina Jolie is photographed with Louis Zamperini. Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Jolie is directing the Universal movie, "Unbroken," about the life of Zamperini. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures)

5 things to know about Louis Zamperini

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and World War II veteran who survived a bomber crash in the Pacific Ocean, weeks adrift and then years as a prisoner of war, died this […]

07/03/2014

Louis Zamperini at a news conference,Friday May 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Louis Zamperini, 1936 Olympian, World War II POW, dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Funeral plans were pending today for Louis Zamperini, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field team who survived repeated torture for two years as a Japanese prisoner of […]

07/03/2014

This Feb. 24, 1982 photo released by ABC shows actor Bob Hasting, a cast member on the daytime series "General Hospital," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC Photo Archives)

‘McHale’s Navy’ star Bob Hastings dies at age 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy […]

07/02/2014

This undated image released by HBO shows actor-director Paul Mazursky. (AP Photo/HBO, Doug Hyun)

Film director Paul Mazursky dies

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Funeral services were pending today for five-time Oscar nominee Paul Mazursky, who wrote and directed films such as “Harry and Tonto,” “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried […]

07/01/2014

This March 21, 2012 file photo shows former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Ex-US Sen. Howard Baker Jr. dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr., a moderate Republican known as the politician who inquired what President Richard Nixon knew during the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings, has died. He was 88. Baker, […]

06/26/2014

FILE - This Nov. 1987 file photo shows actor Eli Wallach speaking during an interview in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)

Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career and earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in […]

06/25/2014

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