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Michael Clarke Duncan, Actor, 1957 - 2012

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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 […]

William Windom, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Character actor William Windom passed away on August 17, 2012, at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure. Windom won an Emmy award in 1970 for his work in the TV series My World and Welcome To It based on the works of James Thurber, but he is probably better known for numerous guest […]

Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012

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Actor and comedian Phyllis Diller passed away today, Monday, August 20, 2012, at the age of 95. Diller was a 37-year-old mother of five at the time she launched her career in 1955, creating a colorfully eccentric persona as a figure in a fright wig, garish clothing, and a fake-jeweled cigarette holder. She was an […]

Ron "Horshack" Palillo 1949-2012

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Ron Palillo died today of a heart attack at his home near Palm Beach, Florida. He was 63. Palillo was known to TV viewers as Arnold Horshack on the 70s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter from 1975-1979. He also appeared as a guest on The Love Boat, The A-Team, […]

Joe Kubert, Comic Book Artist, 1926-2012

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Superhero Hype reports that comic book legend Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85. Kubert started at DC in 1943 as an artist for the Hawkman comics. He may be best-known for creating the Viking Prince in the first issue of The Brave and the Bold, and for his work in DC’s […]

Sherman Hemsley: 1938-2012

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Sherman Hemsley passed away on Tuesday at his home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74. Hemsley was best known to TV audiences as George Jefferson, first seen as the next door neighbor of Archie Bunker on the classic 70s sit-com All in the Family. He would continue to […]

Ernest Borgnine, 1917 - 2012

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Actor Ernest Borgnine passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the age of 95. His career in Hollywood spanned for more than six decades, with his gruff voice, gap-toothed smile, and acting versatility leading to roles as villains, heroes, and common joes. Borgnine was best known as the title character […]

Andy Griffith, 1926 - 2012

Veteran actor Andy Griffith passed away today at his North Carolina home at the age of 86. Griffith best known roles were Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show and folksy defense lawyer Ben Matlock in Matlock. The Andy Griffith Show ran from 1960 to 1971 (although Griffith left the show in 1968), earning […]

Doris Belack, Actor, 1926 - 2011

Actor Doris Belack passed away last Tuesday in New York City at the age of 85. The veteran stage and television actor may be best recognized as Rita Marshall, the acerbic soap opera producer in the movie Tootsie who unwittingly casts a disguised Dustin Hoffman for a woman’s role, and as the semi-recurring Judge Margaret […]

Bill Littlejohn 1914 - 2010

Animator Bill Littlejohn passed away in his sleep on September 19, 2010, at the age of 96. Some of Littlejohn’s best-known animated works include the films, commercials, and features he did with John and Faith Hubley (including the Oscar-winning short “The Hole”; “The Hat;” and Watership Down). He was also the principal animator for several […]

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