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LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain’s first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate...
Jonathan Winters, one of the great comedians of the 20th century, died Thursday night. He was 87. Winters, who had been in declining health, died at his longtime home in Encino, said Gary Owens, who was his good friend. “He was one of the...
FrameworkThe DiMaggio brothers, from left Vincent, Joe and Dom got together to play outfield for second time in their lives during Old-Timers game between former members of the San Francisco Seals and Los Angeles Angels....
Some female singers puff themselves up with bogus titles like Lady Such-and-Such or the Queen of Pop. But unlike those pale pretenders to the crown, Miriam Makeba, the great South African artist who passed away in 2008 at age 76, actually earned her...
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Richard Griffiths, the nimble British character actor best known to American audiences as cantankerous, wizard-fearing Uncle Vernon in the blockbuster Harry Potter films, died Thursday at a hospital in Coventry, England. He was 65. The cause was...
Historians have said that losing the Philippines in the early stages of World War II was a defining event in the career of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The same could be said of Edwin Ramsey. But Ramsey couldn't admit defeat. After MacArthur's retreat in...
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Robert E. Relyea, who began producing films with actor Steve McQueen in the 1960s and rose to president of production for MGM/UA in the late 1990s, has died. He was 82. The Hollywood veteran, who also worked with such actors as Elvis Presley and John...
Milo O’Shea, an Irish stage and screen actor known for his roles in films as varied as “Ulysses,” “Barbarella” and Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo and Juliet,” has died. He was 86. O’Shea, who also had...
Bebo Valdes Pianist and bandleader who fled Cuba Bebo Valdes, 94, a renowned Cuban pianist who recorded with Nat King Cole, was bandleader of Havana's Tropicana nightclub during its glittering heyday and was considered the last luminary from the...
Bobbie Smith Original member of Spinners R&B group Bobbie Smith, 76, a singer with the Spinners soul music group since the 1950s, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of complications from pneumonia and influenza. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer...
Magic Slim Singer of Chicago blues Magic Slim, 75, whose ragged voice and punchy guitar riffs made him a symbol of Chicago blues, died Thursday in Philadelphia after surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his family. A younger contemporary of...
This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 79. He died of complications from pneumonia...
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