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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Was Abe Vigoda ever young? It seems hard to imagine. He is so indelibly fixed in our imaginations as the laconic, seen-in-all-and-was-not-impressed-by-it old guy. He has been old as long as most of us can remember. Today, we mourn his […]

We mourn the loss of Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey, who died today at age 69. His music was indelibly linked to “Miami Vice” and “Beverly Hills Cop.” You can also see him as an actor in “Miami Vice” and “Jerry […]

The great British actor Alan Rickman has died at age 69, a sad loss for fans throughout the world. He first came to wide attention and acclaim as the bad guy in the original Die Hard, a performance so sensational […]

David Bowie has died of cancer at age 69.  So we did not lost one of the singular artists of the 20th century — we lost a dozen.  Bowie was a musician, a performance artist, and an actor whose constant […]