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She could turn the world on with her smile. She could take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile. We have lost one of television’s brightest lights, Mary Tyler Moore, who has died at age 80. Mary […]

We mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher, who has died of a heart attack at age 60. Her first two movie roles were in films that have becomes icon of their eras: “Shampoo” and the original “Star Wars,” now known […]

We mourn the loss of actor/composer Alan Thicke, best remembered as the understanding and affectionate dad on “Growing Pains.” The good-natured star never hesitated to spoof his home country of Canada and his own image, appearing as a version of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

One of the greatest movie composers of all time, James Horner, died this week in a plane crash. His compositions added enormous depth and emotion to some of the all-time critical and audience triumphs, including the movie that broke the […]

Today we mourn the loss of actress/comedian Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of actor/director Ben Stiller. Stiller and Meara were a comedy team who appeared frequently on the Ed Sullivan show. Their humor often focused on their […]

The world lost one of the funniest and most creative men in broadcasting, Stan Freberg, who died today at age 88. One of the great thrills of my life was seeing Mr. Freberg at Comic-Con, and seeing the wildly enthusiastic […]

We mourn the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who created one of the most iconic characters of all time, “Star Trek’s” half-Vulcan, half-human Mr. Spock, with pointed ears and angled eyebrows perfectly designed to convey a wry sense of irony.  The […]