Category Archives: Late Greats

Kaye Ballard, Larger-Than-Life Stage & Screen Star, Dies @ 93

Kaye Ballard, the wisecracking, broad-comedienne perhaps best remembered for a two-year stint on TV's The Mothers-in-Law, has died. She was 93. Kaye Ballard: November 20, 1925-January 21, 2019 (Image by Frances McLaughlin-Gill) According to an extensive and warm obit in The Desert Sun, Ballard had suffered from a heart malady, and slipped away Monday evening…
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Carol Channing, Broadway Icon, Dies @ 97

Carol Channing, synonymous with the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway staple Hello, Dolly!, died early today at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, Broadway World reports. She was two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. "Raspberries!" (Image via Universal) Her publicist Harlan Boll released the following statement confirming her passing: It is with extreme…
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Verna Bloom, ‘Animal House’ Cougar, Dies @ 80

Verna Bloom, perhaps most widely known as the libidinous wife of Dean Wormer (John Vernon, 1932-2005) in Animal House (1978), died Wednesday, January 9, in Bar Harbor, Maine, of complications of dementia, THR reports. She was 80. Verna Bloom: August 7, 1938-January 9, 2019 (Image via Universal) The actress made her Broadway debut in 1967's…
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Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far

Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019. Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description. Nehanda Abiodun, 68 (June 29, 1950-January 30, 2019) Radical black revolutionary charged in he deadly Brink's robbery of 1981 who fled to Havana Theo Adam, 92 (August 1,…
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