Category Archives: Late Greats

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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R&B and Pop Legend James Ingram Dies @ 66

James Ingram, the Grammy-winning R&B crooner who crossed over in a big way to the pop world, has lost his battle with brain cancer. He was 66. Born February 16, 1952, in Akron, Ohio, Ingram launched a professional singing career 45 years ago, working in the band Revelation Funk and as a keyboardist for Ray…
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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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