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Thank You for Being a Friend, Betty White: Icon Dies @ 99

It's been a terrible year for so many reasons, and now we have another sad milestone — TV icon Betty White has died at 99, just weeks shy of her 100th birthday. TMZ reported the heartbreaking news that White died at her home in Brentwood. Variety reportsWhite is believed to have died Thursday evening. White's agent and friend…
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A Basket of Kisses from Not-So-‘Bad Seed’ Patty McCormack

On Sunday, I was so excited to attend a screening of The Bad Seed (1956) at NYC's Film Forum. It's always a pleasure to watch this startlingly modern film wrapped in a startlingly '50s melodrama — it prefigured Psycho (1960) — but the bonus was a rare personal appearance by the film's Oscar-nominated star Patty…
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Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Carmine, Dies @ 69

Just 69 years old, Eddie Mekka — most famous as Laverne & Shirley's resident belter Carmina The Big Ragu Ragusa — died at his Newhall, California, home on November 27. No cause was given. A friend announced, "R.I.P. Big Ragu: It is with deep regret that we share with you the passing of our beloved Eddie…
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Arlene Dahl, Movie Star & Beauty Expert, Dies @ 96

One of Hollywood's most glamorous redheads, Arlene Dahl, died Monday, November 29, in NYC. She was 96. Also an enterprising beauty expert and glamorous presence at red-carpet events for decades, she was the mother of Falcon Crest star Lorenzo Lamas, 63, with fellow actor Fernando Lamas (1915-1982). On Facebook, Lamas wrote, "Mom passed away this…
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Peter Scolari of ‘Bosom Buddies,’ ‘Girls’ Dies @ 66

So sad to report the death of Peter Scolari after a two-year cancer battle. He was 66. Scolari was born on September 12, 1955, in New Rochelle, New York. As a young actor, he made his film debut in 1978's Take Off, and his TV debut a year later on the Donna Pescow-Robert Hays series…
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‘Old Yeller’ Star Tommy Kirk Dies @ 79

So sad to read that Tommy Kirk, the winsome star of Disney's phenomenally popular — and deeply sad — family film Old Yeller (1957), has died. He was 79. ExtraTV reports the retired actor was found dead at home in Las Vegas yesterday, September 28, by a friend. There is no cause yet, but no reason to…
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No, Betty White Isn’t the Last Surviving ‘MTM’ Veteran …

The original main cast members of Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) have all died, but as many on social media argue, Betty White, who hits age 100 in January, should count as a main cast member, if not an original one. White became a memorable part of the series, yet was on just 45 of 168…
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