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  • Polly Bergen, 84 (1930 - 2014)

    Polly Bergen

    JAKE PEARSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.Bergen died at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, from natural causes, said publicist Judy Katz, surrounded by...

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  • George Hamilton IV, 77 (1937 - 2014)

    George Hamilton IV

    The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77. A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack. Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the switch from pop music to country. He said the...

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  • Bob Crewe, 83 (1930 - 2014)

    Bob Crewe

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83.Crewe's brother, Dan Crewe, said Monday in an email that the producer, songwriter and "Jersey Boys" lyricist died Sept. 11 in Scarborough, Maine. The cause of death was unavailable.Crewe co-wrote a number of memorable but minor...

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  • Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)

    Andriy Gusin

    The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany.According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while...

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  • Bengt Saltin (2014)

    Bengt Saltin

    The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Bengt Saltin, a Swedish professor of human physiology and a leading anti-doping expert, has died. He was 79.The Swedish Olympic Committee said Saltin died Friday after a long illness.Saltin was head of the anti-doping program at the International Ski Federation, mapping the blood values of cross-country skiers from 2001-07. He was also a researcher in high...

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