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Conchata Ferrell of ‘Two and a Half Men’ Dead @ 77

Actress Conchata Ferrell, who had been ailing for months following a July heart attack, succumbed to the effects Monday, October 12, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 77. Deadline reports the veteran actress died while surrounded by family and friends. Though Ferrell is best remembered as salty housekeeper Berta on more…
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Whatever Became Of … Richard Lamparski?

Here's one from the vaults, my 2012 interview with author Richard Lamparski: As a kid, I discovered a '60s and '70s book series called Whatever Became Of...? by Richard Lamparski. If you've never read them, they each contain about 100 profiles of and/or interviews with celebrities of yesteryear, meaning 20 to 50 years prior to their publication.…
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‘Alien,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Ian Holm Dies @ 88

Sir Ian Holm, the versatile actor known for everything from his "virtuosic" work on the stage to his unforgettable performances in such diverse films as Alien and two in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, died Friday, June 19, at 88. His agent announced in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian…
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Brian Dennehy Dies @ 81

Veteran stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy died Wednesday, April 15, at his home in Connecticut, his daughter announced on social media: It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and…
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‘Gypsy’ Star Faith Dane Dies @ 96

"You Gotta Get a Gimmick" from the 1959 Broadway hit Gypsy is one of the show-stoppers of all time — and now, 60 passionately lived years later, the show has stopped for that number's MVP, Faith Dane. The colorful performer, who was cast in the show based on her own years parodying burlesque in a nightclub…
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David Schramm, ‘Wings’ Actor, Dies @ 73

David Schramm, immediately identifiable as blowhard Roy Biggins of Wings fame, died this weekend in NYC. Schramm (R) in a Wings scene with Tony Shalhoub (b. 1953) (Image via NBC) His publicist confirmed Schramm's death at 73, providing no further details. Born on August 14, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, Schramm was an acting wunderkind who…
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Past & Curious: Is His New Look Foxworthy? + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: I think he looks 100x better, no? (Image via Instagram) INSTAGRAM: Citing quarantine boredom, Jeff Foxworthy, 61, has shaved off his trademark mustache for the first time in 40 years! Peter Michael Marino tells it like it was. (Image via Event Combo) EVENT COMBO: You can watch the…
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