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We mourn the loss of actor Gene Wilder, who died today at age 83. Best remembered as the mild-mannered accountant enticed into fraud by Zero Mostel in “The Producers” and as candymaker Willy Wonka, and as the gunman in “Blazing […]

We mourn the loss of singer Marni Nixon, whose provided the voice for musical numbers in films from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “West Side Story.” She sang for Deborah Kerr in “The King and I.” She sang for Audrey Hepburn […]

We mourn the death of 27-year-old Anton Yelchin, a gifted young actor who died in a terrible accident. As a child, he appeared opposite Anthony Hopkins in “Hearts in Atlantis.” He was a teenage fixer in “Charlie Bartlett.” The Russian-born […]

The term GOAT — Greatest of All Time — was coined for boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay, he took the name Muhammad Ali when he converted to Islam. But most often he was known simply as Ali or […]

We mourn the loss of Oscar-winner Patty Duke, who played the part of the blind and deaf child Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, first on the Broadway stage and then on film. Her discovery of language as the water […]

We mourn the loss of actor and activist Ken Howard, who has died at age 72. He played Thomas Jefferson in the historical musical 1776. He starred in a television series called “The White Shadow” as a former NBA player […]

We mourn the loss of actor/writer/comedian Garry Shandling, who died today at age 66. He created two of the most innovative and influential television shows of all time, both smart self-aware, : Showtime’s It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (1986–1990) and HBO’s […]

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has died at age 94. She met Ronald Reagan when she was an actress named Nancy Davis and she had been confused with a similarly-named actress by investigators looking for Communist sympathizers in Hollywood. They […]

“A story untold could be the one that kills you.” The man who said that was the great Southern writer Pat Conroy, who told his own story of pain and abuse and loss through the characters in his books. Today […]

In 1999, when there were top 100 lists everywhere of the best this and that of the 20th century, only one title was on both the list of best novels and the list of best movies: Harper Lee’s To Kill […]