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Tony Curtis, Oscar Nominee and Former Hollywood Heartthrob, Dies at 85

Tony Curtis

Tony Curtis, the Oscar-nominated heartthrob and father of Jamie Lee Curtis best known for such hits as Sweet Smell of Success and Some Like It Hot, has died. He was 85.

Curtis died Wednesday night at his Las Vegas home of cardiac arrest, the Clark County coroner told The Associated Press.

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Report: Greg Giraldo Dies at 44 Following Drug Overdose

Greg Giraldo

Comedian and Last Comic Standing judge Greg Giraldo died Wednesday following a drug overdose, TMZ reported. He was 44.

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Arthur Penn, Director of Bonnie and Clyde, Dies at 88

Arthur Penn

Arthur Penn, the stage and film director whose iconic Bonnie and Clyde ushered in the post-classical age of Hollywood, has died. He was 88.

Penn died Tuesday — the day after his 88th birthday — his friend and accountant, Evan Bell, told The New York Times. Bell said Penn had been sick for a year, but did not disclose the cause of death.

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A Philadelphia native and brother of the late still photographer Irving Penn, Penn first made his name directing television dramas and Broadway plays in the 1950s and '60s. He earned Tony nominations for his stage productions of Two for the Seesaw, The Miracle Worker and All the Way Home, winning for The Miracle Worker. Star Anne Bancroft also won a Tony.

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Sally Menke, Film Editor for Quentin Tarantino, Dies at 56

Sally Menke

Film editor Sally Menke, best known for her work with Quentin Tarantino, was found dead in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. She was 56.

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Titanic Star Gloria Stuart Dies at 100

Gloria Stuart

Gloria Stuart, the 1930s starlet who became the oldest person ever to be nominated for an Academy Award with her career-making turn in Titanic, has died. She was 100.

Stuart died Sunday night at her West Los Angeles home, her daughter, Sylvia Thompson, told The Los Angeles Times. Stuart was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago.

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"She also was a breast cancer survivor," Thompson said, "but she just paid no attention to illness. She was a very strong woman and had other fish to fry."

Stuart turned 100 on July 4 and celebrated with Titanic director James Cameron and his wife, Titanic co-star Suzy Amis, at the "Academy Centennial Celebration with Gloria Stuart."

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Eddie Fisher, '50s Pop Singer and Father of Carrie Fisher, Dies

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher, the 1950s pop singer and father of Carrie Fisher known for his high-profile Hollywood romances, has died. He was 82.

Fisher died Wednesday in his Berkely, Calif., home, from complications from hip surgery, his daughter, actress and singer Tricia Leigh Fisher, told The Associated Press.

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Body Snatchers Star Kevin McCarthy Dies at 96

Kevin McCarthy

Golden Globe-winning actor Kevin McCarthy, who played the doctor trying to save his neighbors in the sci-fi film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, has died. He was 96.

McCarthy died Saturday, a Cape Cod Hospital spokesman told The Associated Press. The cause of death or any other details were not released.

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Report: LFO's Rich Cronin Dies at 35

Rich Cronin

Rich Cronin, part of the pop music trio LFO, died Wednesday, according to E! Online. He was 35.

The singer wrote LFO's 1999 break-out hit "Summer Girls," which infamously gave a shout-out to... read more

Bonanza Creator David Dortort Dies at 93

Bonanza

David Dortort, creator of the long-running hit Western Bonanza, has died. He was 93.

Dortort died Sunday at his Westwood, Calif., apartment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Comedian Robert Schimmel Dies at Age 60

Robert Schimmel

Comedian Robert Schimmel, best known for his frequent appearances on Howard Stern's radio show, died after suffering serious injuries in a car accident, according to The Associated Press. He was 60.

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Schimmel died Friday evening in a Phoenix hospital, his spokesman Howard Bragman told the AP. He was a passenger in a car driven by ... read more

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