Category Archives: Late Greats

Jackie Shane, Trans Soul Pioneer, Dies @ 78

Jackie Shane, a transgender singer who tasted trailblazing success in the '60s before disappearing from public view from 1971-2010, has died, her label confirmed. She was 78. Jackie Shane: May 15, 1940-February 2019 (Image via Numero Group) Born in 1940 in Nashville, Shane moved to Montreal in 1960. There, still presenting as male, she was invited…
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Peter Tork, the Offbeat Monkee, Dies @ 77

Peter Tork, a bassist and singer with '60s teen sensations the Monkees, has died Thursday at 77. His sister, Anne Thorkelson, confirmed his death. Peter Tork: February 13, 1943-February 21, 2019 (Image via NBC) Though no cause of death has been given, he had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a cancer of the tongue,…
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Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Icon, Dies @ 85

Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific and influential fashion designers in history, died Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. Karl Lagerfeld: September 10, 1933-February 19, 2019 (Image via Lagerfeld) His death was confirmed by Chanel, for which he has been creative director since 1983. He was also creative director of Fendi since 1965, and…
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Lee Radziwiłł, American Princess, Dies @ 85

Lee Radziwiłł, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) and a prominent American socialite and style icon in her own right, died Friday, Vogue reports. She was 85. (Image via The New York Times Style Magazine) Born into wealth as Caroline Lee Bouvier on March 3, 1933, the young stunner fancied a career in acting,…
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Bruno Ganz, ‘Wings of Desire’ Angel, Dies @ 77

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, a legend in German-language film known as Damiel the angel in Wings of Desire and for his portrayal of Hitler in Downfall, died Friday following a battle with intestinal cancer. He was 77. Ganz debuted onstage in 1961 and was viewed as a stage actor for 20 years in spite of…
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Patricia Nell Warren, ‘The Front Runner’ Author, Dies @ 82

Boy Culture reports that The Front Runner (1974) author Patricia Nell Warren died Saturday at 82. Warren with her most famous work (Images via headshot/Bantam) Born in Helena, Montana, on June 15, 1936, Warren wrote from her earliest years and was the winner of the Atlantic Monthy College Fiction Contest. Through an early marriage to Ukrainian poet…
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Albert Finney, Cinema’s Original ‘Angry Young Man,’ Dies @ 82

Five-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney died Friday at 82, a family statement read: "Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. The family request privacy at this sad time." Born May 9, 1936, in Charlestown, Pendleton, England, Finney was a student at the Royal…
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Julie Adams, ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ Heroine, Dies @ 92

In news that was initially confirmed by the Creature himself — stuntman Ricou Browning (b. 1930) — legendary horror heroine Julie Adams, whose long career spanned multiple genres, has died. She was 92. (Image via Universal Pictures) Born Betty May Adams in Iowa on October 17, 1926, Adams lived in many states growing up, parking…
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Dick Miller of ‘Gremlins,’ ‘Fame’ Dies @ 90

Just a month after turning 90, longtime character actor Dick Miller has died, according to Variety. He had actual Gremlins in his cab! (Image via Warner Bros.) A familiar face in films ranging from cult classics to blockbusters, Miller made his name in Roger Corman (b. 1926) and Joe Dante (b. 1946) films — and…
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Louisa Moritz, ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Bombshell, Dies @ 72

Louisa Moritz, a Havana-born actress who specialized in playing ditzy blondes, died last week at home in L.A, ExtraTV reports. She was 72. An early Moritz modeling shot (Image via headshot) Her friend and publicist Edward Lozzi confirmed she had succumbed to a heart ailment. In a statement, he said: "Louisa Moritz was so full…
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