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Notable Movie Star Deaths

  • Mickey Rooney, 93 (1920 - 2014)

    Mickey Rooney

    ANTHONY McCARTNEY, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business,...

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  • Patrice Wymore Flynn, 87 (1926 - 2014)

    Patrice Wymore Flynn

    DAVID McFADDEN, The Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Patrice Wymore Flynn, a Hollywood actress and cattle rancher who was the widow of swashbuckling screen legend Errol Flynn, has died at her seaside home in northeastern Jamaica. She was 87. On Monday, family spokesman Robb Callahan said Wymore Flynn died Saturday at her roughly 2,000-acre (800-hectare) ranch in Jamaica's lush...

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  • Abby Singer, 96 (1917 - 2014)

    Abby Singer

    JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press Abby Singer, a famed production manager whose name became synonymous for the next-to-last shot of the day, died Thursday. He was 96. The Harlem-born Abner E. Singer was a longtime production manager and assistant director who worked primarily in television from the 1950s through the '90s. He became famous for his efficient habit of preparing a crew of an...

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  • Vera Chytilova, 85 (1929 - 2014)

    Vera Chytilova

    KAREL JANICEK, The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Czech film director Vera Chytilova, one of the leading filmmakers of the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. She was 85.Czech public radio and television, citing relatives, say Chytilova died Wednesday in Prague after battling an unspecified illness for several years.Chytilova's highly acclaimed farcical comedy "Daisies" from...

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  • Hal Douglas, 89 (1924 - 2014)

    Hal Douglas

    The Associated Press LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas, whose sonorous delivery starred in trailers for thousands of movies and documentaries, has died, his family said Thursday. Douglas, who was 89, died March 7 at his home in northern Virginia with his wife Ruth and daughter Sarah at his side, the family said in a written statement. He was diagnosed with...

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