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  • Don Harron, 90 (1924 - 2015)

    Don Harron

    The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90.Harron's eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment...

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  • Chitresh Das (2015)

    Chitresh Das

    The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chitresh Das, a renowned practitioner and teacher of the kathak form of Indian classical dance, has died. He was 70.The San Francisco-based Chhandam School of Kathak, which Das founded, said in a statement that he died in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday after suffering a tear in his aorta.Das brought kathak to the United States in the 1970s around...

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  • Mandy Rice-Davies, 70 (1944 - 2014)

    Mandy Rice-Davies

    By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said Friday that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." Rice-Davies was an 18-year-old model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when her friend...

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  • Bob Baker (2014)

    Bob Baker

    The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Baker, the founder of one of America's oldest puppet theaters, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 90.The cause of death was kidney failure, his biographer, Gregory Williams, said.The Bob Baker Marionette Theater captivated children and adults with its ornate wooden puppets and props. The theater was a vestige of the days when marionettes...

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  • Marian Seldes, 86 (1928 - 2014)

    Marian  Seldes

    MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Actress Marian Seldes, the Tony Award-winning star of "A Delicate Balance" who was a teacher of Kevin Kline and Robin Williams, a muse to playwright Edward Albee and a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most consecutive performances, died Monday at age 86.She died peacefully at her home after an extended illness, her brother Timothy...

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