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Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ dies at 88

Adam West, who donned a cape, cowl and tights to became an overnight sensation in 1966 as the star of the campy “Batman” TV series, has died, his family said. He was 88. West, who later lamented being typecast as the Caped Crusader but eventually embraced having been part of American pop culture, died Friday […]

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E.L. Woody, the self-proclaimed ‘King of the Paparazzi’, dies at 70

He didn’t meet Sylvester Stallone on the best of nights, and it didn’t go much better the time he bumped into Kiefer Sutherland. But Mark Wahlberg liked E.L. Woody, at least enough to cast him in HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Wahlberg’s marching orders for Woody were clear enough — just play yourself. So Woody strapped […]

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Shelley Berman, Nov. 17, 1942 – April 24, 2017

SAN DIEGO –Shelley Berman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.  He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961 and married the love of his life, Rosalyn, in 1962.  Together they moved to San Diego when he was stationed on the carrier USS Constellation, and made San Diego their permanent home. After the military, he was in the […]

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Former major leaguer Piersall dies at 87

Former major league outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental health issues throughout his 17-year career, died Saturday at the age of 87. Piersall died at a care facility in Wheaton, Ill, according to the Boston Red Sox. He had been battling an illness for multiple months. Piersall was a two-time All-Star with the Red Sox […]

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Former Pistons GM McCloskey dies at 91

Jack McCloskey, who assembled two NBA championship teams as general manager of the Detroit Pistons, died Thursday in Savannah, Ga., the team announced. McCloskey, 91, had Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife, Leslie, told the Detroit Free Press last month that he was in a Savannah facility that cares for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. McCloskey […]

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Hall of Fame pitcher, former U.S. senator Bunning dies at 85

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress as a Kentucky politician, died overnight at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday. “We are saddened to announce the passing of Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator, Jim Bunning,” the Phillies wrote on Twitter. “Our thoughts and […]

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Gregg Allman, Southern rock pioneer, dies at 69

Gregg Allman, the gravel-voiced singer who helped lift the Allman Brothers Band to prominence with a hard-churning brand of soulful rock that became part of the soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s and set the coordinates for a musical genre known as Southern rock, died Saturday at 69. According to a statement posted on his […]

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JFK would be 100 on May 29

By Rabbi Ben Kamin OCEANSIDE, California – “God’s work on earth must truly be our own,” he declared in those thick Bostonian tones at the close of his renowned Inaugural Address on the bitter cold morning of January 20, 1961.  A flawed man with impeccable charm and poise, a legend larger than himself, he remains the […]

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R.I.P. to Dina Merrill, a beloved character actress from the 1950s and 1960s

Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93. Merrill, raised in part on the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman. The cause of death […]

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James Bond fans are heartbroken over the loss of one of the great men who brought him to life

Rest in peace Sir Roger Moore. On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for one of the men who brought James Bond to life issued an official statement with the news of his death. He was 89 years old. Watch the video With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, […]

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John Cygan, best known for his role on “The Commish,” has sadly passed away

Actor John Cygan died Saturday in his home in California after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. The New York City native played Paulie Pentangeli on the ABC cop show “The Commish,” which ran from 1991 to 1996. The series also starred Michael Chiklis, one of Cygan’s closest friends. “John Cygan, one of […]

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Brad Grey, former Paramount Pictures CEO, dies at 59

LOS ANGELES — Brad Grey, who ran Paramount Pictures for more than a decade after a long and successful career as a TV producer, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Holmby Hills, his family said through a spokeswoman. He was 59. A former talent manager, Grey led the Paramount Pictures movie and television […]

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Former tourism minister Benny Elon dies at 62

Rabbi was MK from 1996-2009 for the right-wing Moledet and National Union parties By Times of Israel staff Benny Elon, an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Israeli parliament for Moledet and the National Union between 1996 and 2009, on October 2, 2012. (Miriam Alster/Flash90) Benny Elon, a former tourism minister, rabbi […]

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Marking Israel’s first Independence Day without dreamer-in-chief Shimon Peres

Son Chemi Peres says his father left a compass and tools to help the country follow his path of making technology, not war By Shoshanna Solomon To die at the ripe age of 93 is a blessing in Israel, a country used to mourning young soldiers fallen in war who had only just started to […]

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