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Comedy Writer Hal Kanter Dies at 92

Hal Kanter

Hal Kanter, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the groundbreaking series Julia, has died. He was 92.

Kanter died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at California's Encino Hospital, his daughter, Donna Kanter, told the Los Angeles Times.

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"What a dear man," friend Carl Reiner said. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it. Any time he ...
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Former Heavyweight Champ Joe Frazier Dies at 67

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion famed for his trio of bouts with Muhammad Ali including the epic Thrilla in Manila, has died. He was 67.

Frazier died Monday in his Philadelphia home of liver cancer. He was diagnosed four or five weeks ago and had been in a hospice for the past week, his business manager, Leslie Wolff, said over the weekend.

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"We thank you for your prayers for our father and vast outpouring of love and support," Frazier's family said in a statement.

"I will always ...
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Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney, who delivered wry and crotchety observations on 60 Minutes for 33 years, has died. He was 92.

Rooney died Friday in New York after complications from unspecified minor surgery, CBS said. He had been in stable condition ...
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Oscar Producer Gil Cates Dies at 77

Gil Cates

Gil Cates, a director and producer who produced a record 14 Academy Awards telecasts in 18 years, has died. He was 77.

Cates' body was found Monday on the campus of UCLA, where he was the founding dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is investigating ...
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Scarlett Johansson on Nude Photos: It's Not Like I Was Shooting a Porno

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson knows how to take naked pictures and she doesn't mind talking about it.

Speaking out about her nude photo-hacking scandal last month, Johansson tells Vanity Fair that they were ...
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Dorothy Rodham, Hillary Clinton's Mother, Dies at 92

Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton

Dorothy Rodham, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, died Tuesday. She was 92.

Rodham died shortly after midnight in Washington, surrounded by her family, the Clintons said in a statement.

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A cause of death was not disclosed. Rodham Clinton had canceled a scheduled trip to London and Istanbul on Monday to ...
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Father of Glee's Charice Killed in the Philippines

Charice

The estranged father of Glee star Charice was stabbed to death in the Philippines, The Associated Press reports.

Ricky Pempengco, a 40-year-old construction worker, was in a store late Monday in the family's hometown of San Pedro township when he accidentally ...
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Daniel Burke, Former CEO of ABC, Dead at 82

Daniel B. Burke

Daniel Burke, who helped engineer a stunning acquisition of ABC in the 1980s and eventually became the president and CEO of Capital Cities/ABC Inc., died Wednesday at his home in Rye, N.Y. He was 82.
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Indy 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies in Race Crash

Dan Wheldon

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died after a fiery crash at the Las Vegas speedway Sunday, The Associated Press reports.

Wheldon's car burst into flames when it flew over another car and hit a wall on 13th lap of the Las Vegas 300. Drivers were informed of Wheldon's death two hours after the 15-car wreck. Wheldon, who was 33, won the Indy 500 this year and 2005.

"It was like a movie scene which they try to make as gnarly as possible," Danica Patrick was quoted as saying. "It was debris everywhere across the... read more

Influential Hollywood Agent Sue Mengers Dies

Sue Mengers

Sue Mengers, one of the most influential Hollywood agents during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, died following several small strokes, Vanity Fair reports. She claimed to be 78 years old, but some sources said she was 81.

According to Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter, Mengers died Saturday at her Beverly Hills home surrounded by close friends, Ali MacGraw, Joanna Poitier (wife of Sidney) and Boaty Boatwright.

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