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Sheila MacRae (2014)
The Associated Press ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered. MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s recreation of "The Honeymooners," died Thursday. She was 92. The actress died...
Henry "Hank" Rieger, 95 (1918 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Family members say the former president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has died in Oceanside, Calif.Henry "Hank" Rieger was 95. He died on Wednesday.In his 40 years with the TV academy, Rieger also served as president of the organization's Hollywood chapter and editor and publisher of Emmy magazine.Before joining the TV academy, Rieger...
Dr. Frank Jobe, 88 (1925 - 2014)
BETH HARRIS, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.Jobe died in Santa Monica after being hospitalized recently with an undisclosed illness, according to a spokesman for the Los...
Ted Bergmann (2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The producer of early Grammy and National Football League telecasts has died.Ted Bergmann's wife, Beverly, says the veteran producer died Sunday following surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 93.Bergmann started his television career at NBC in 1947. He went on to work in advertising, where he matched companies such as Coca-Cola and Colgate with...
Justin Kaplan, 88 (1925 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian with a taste for troublemaking who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, died Sunday night at age 88.Kaplan had been suffering for years from Parkinson's disease, his wife, author Anne...
Geoff Edwards, 83 (1931 - 2014)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. ...
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, 83 (1930 - 2014)
The Associated PressHAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83.He...
Alain Resnais, 91 (1922 - 2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Alain Resnais, the French filmmaker whose cryptic "Last Year at Marienbad" extended its influence across generations, has died at 91.Resnais was editing drafts of...
Jim Lange, 81 (1932 - 2014)
CHANNING JOSEPH, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show "The Dating Game," has died at his home in California. He was 81. He died Tuesday...
Harold Ramis, 69 (1944 - 2014)
TAMMY WEBBER, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Harold Ramis, the bespectacled "Ghostbusters" sidekick to Bill Murray whose early grounding in live comedy led to blockbuster movies such as ...
Paco de Lucia, 66 (1947 - 2014)
JORGE SAINZ, The Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Spain has begun its formal mourning for world-renowned flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. His body arrived in Madrid for a memorial ceremony on...
Franny Beecher, 92 (1921 - 2014)
The Associated PressNORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — Franny Beecher, lead guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, which helped kick off the rock and roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in...
Rostislav Belyakov (2014)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94.The company said in a statement that Belyakov died Friday in...
Monica Barlow (2014)
The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says.A statement from the Orioles says Barlow died Friday of cancer. She...
Kevon Carter, 30 (1983 - 2014)
The Associated PressPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad and Tobago international soccer player Kevon Carter has died of a suspected heart attack after training with his club team.The Caribbean...
Jan Hoet, 77 (1936 - 2014)
RAF CASERT, The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian contemporary art director Jan Hoet, who organized a major exhibition in private homes and curated Germany's Documenta art fair, died Thursday...
Huber Matos Benitez, 95 (1918 - 2014)
LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Huber Matos Benitez, who helped lead the Cuban Revolution as one of Fidel Castro's key lieutenants before his efforts to resign from the...
Henry Casso (2014)
RUSSELL CONTRERAS, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Henry Casso, a longtime civil rights leader in New Mexico who worked his way out of an orphanage to become a noted educational...
Walter D. Ehlers, 92 (1921 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — During the historic D-Day invasion of World War II, Walter D. Ehlers accomplished some of the most awe-inspiring acts of bravery imaginable,...
Barney Nugent (2014)
The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.The Giants announced Monday that Nugent died in...
Carlos Paez Vilaro, 90 (1923 - 2014)
LEONARDO HABERKORN, The Associated PressMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Carlos Paez Vilaro, a self-trained painter, sculptor, screenwriter, musician and architect who championed Afro-Uruguayan Candombe...
Ed O'Brien (2014)
The Associated PressSEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle University basketball and baseball star Ed O'Brien has passed away at age 83.The school announced O'Brien's death on Friday afternoon. He passed...