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Michael Ansara, Actor, 1922 - 2013

by Dan Collinson August 4, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Michael Ansara passed away on July 31st at his home in Calabasas after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91. Ansara was born in a small village in Syria to American parents. He was known in the TV westerns Broken Arrow and the Rifleman spin-off Law of […]
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Ray Harryhausen, Stop-Motion Animator, 1920 - 2013

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2013
Legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen passed away on May 7, 2013, in London at the age of 92. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on June 29, 1920, and his love for stop-motion animation began after watching 1933’s King Kong, leading him to create his own stop-motion films in his garage before moving to […]

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Jonathan Winters 1925-2013

by Dan Collinson April 12, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor and comedian Jonathan Winters passed away Thursday in his home in Montecito, California of natural causes.  He was 87. Winters was best known for playing a series of characters including Maude Frickert.  His movie roles included It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, […]
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Don Payne, "Simpsons" Scriptwriter, 1964 - 2013

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]

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Keiji Nakazawa, "Barefoot Gen" Creator, 1939 - 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the Barefoot Gen manga documenting his life in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, passed away on December 19, 2012, at the age of 73 due to lung cancer. A native of Hiroshima, Nakazawa was only 6 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his father, […]
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Charles Durning, Actor, 1923 - 2012

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2012
Versatile character actor Charles Durning passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89. Durning was born in poverty (the ninth of 10 children, only 5 of whom lived to adulthood) and went through harrowing combat experiences during World War II, surviving the assualt on Omaha Beach […]

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Lucille Bliss, Voice Actor, 1916 - 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of voice actor Lucille Bliss on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 96 of unstated causes. Bliss’s career stretched to the dawn of the television age, whose voiceover career began as the first TV cartoon character Crusader Rabbit (1949). Bliss went on to hundreds of voiceover jobs in […]
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Russell Means, Native American Activist and Actor, 1939 - 2012

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2012
Native American activist Russell Means passed away at his ranch in South Dakota on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the age of 72 from esophageal cancer. Means rose to national attention in the 1970’s as the leader of the American Indian Movement in a series of theatrical protests to call attention to poverty and discrimination […]

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Bob Lambert, Disney Exec and Digital Media Trailblazer, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon September 12, 2012
Former Walt Disney executive Bob Lambert passed away at his home in Glendale, CA, on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the age of 55 of undisclosed causes. Lambert was a senior executive at the Walt Disney Company for 25 years, starting with the company in 1985, and was instrumental in the development of CAPS (Computer […]
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Michael Clarke Duncan, Actor, 1957 - 2012

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2012
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012, at the age of 54 due to complications from a heart attack he suffered on July 13. The 6-foot 5-inch actor worked a number of jobs (including ditch digger, bouncer, and stripper) before moving to Los Angeles to become an actor. He first worked […]