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‘Today’s’ Willard Scott, 1st Ronald McDonald, Dies @ 87

Willard Scott did not make it to the front of the Smucker's jar. Famous for announcing the birthdays of centenarians using the sponsor's jelly jars on Today from 1980-2015, Scott died at 87 Saturday. https://youtu.be/PzlTcJGDrEA His death was announced by his friend and successor, Al Roker, on Instagram. Roker wrote: "We lost a beloved member…
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More Than Lily Munster: Celebrating Yvonne De Carlo

Trodding the boards in Follies (Image via Playbill) In honor of the great Yvonne De Carlo's birth anniversary (she would be turning 99 — five months younger than Betty White is), check out these videos, which illuminate some of the breadth of her talent beyond her charming and iconic performance as Lily on The Munsters. First…
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TV Icon Ed Asner Dies @ 91

Ed Asner, a TV icon for his performances on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, died Sunday at his home Sunday. He was 91. Didn't we all? (GIF via GIPHY) His family announced his death on Twitter, writing, "We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the…
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Stamos’s Cure for Trigger Finger, Sirhan Sirhan to Be Freed?, Enos Envy & More

Links to the past, with relevance today: Full House-pital (Image via Instagram) PEOPLE: Even ailing, John Stamos, 58, looks good. He posted a selfie from a hospital bed following surgery for a condition known as "trigger finger." HUFF POST: Sirhan Sirhan, the 77-year-old convicted assassin of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968), has been granted…
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‘Dynasty’s’ Dex Dexter, Michael Nader, Dies @ 76

Michael Nader, the dashing actor most famous for playing Dex Dexter on Dynasty, died Monday at his Northern California home of cancer. He was 76. Nader with co-star Joan Collins (Image via ABC) MichaelFairmanTV.com was first to report the sad news. In a statement to the outlet, Nader's wife Jodi Lister said, “With heavy heart, I’m…
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Jane Withers, ’30s Child Star & Josephine the Plumber, Dies @ 95

Jane Withers, an actress known as a foil for Shirley Temple as a child actress, as a star of the movie classic Giant, and as larger-than-life Josephine the Plumber on a long-running series of TV spots, has died at 95. At the peak of her fame (Image via 20th Century Fox) Withers died Saturday evening,…
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