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Peggy Charren, Children’s Advocate and Television Pioneer, Dead at 86

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Peggy Charren, a children’s advocate and pioneer in kids’ programming, has died. She was 86.
Charren had suffered from vascular dementia in later years, according to media reports. At the time of her death she was living in a Dedham, Mass. retirement community with her husband Stanley, who is a retired businessman and engineer.
One of her most notable achievements was co-foun ...
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Alan J. Hirschfield, Former Columbia Pictures CEO, Dead at 79

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Former Columbia Pictures chief executive Alan Hirschfield died Thursday at his home in Wilson, Wyoming, of natural causes, according to the Associated Press. He was 79.
Hirschfield held the top post at Columbia from 1973 to 1978, helping make classic films like “Taxi Driver” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” He was ousted at Columbia after taking a moral stand ...
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Tony Verna, Inventor of Instant Replay, Dead at 81

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Tony Verna, the man who invented instant replay for CBS Sports television, died Sunday in Palm Desert, CBS reported. He was 81.
The veteran producer and director of television sports and entertainment specials died on the same day as his innovations were enjoyed by a national audience viewing the NFL Division Championships, with the winners of the two division games headed for the Super Bowl.
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Dallas Taylor, Former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Drummer, Dead at 66

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Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr., a rock drummer best known for his work with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, died Sunday at age 66, his wife Patti McGovern-Taylor revealed in a Facebook Post. Taylor’s cause of death was unclear.
“This morning at 2:30 am I lost the love of my life Dallas W Taylor, he came into my life almost 18 yrs ago and saved me as much as i may have saved him, To me he ...
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Clifford Adams, Kool & the Gang Trombonist, Dead at 62

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Clifford Adams, trombonist for iconic American jazz-funk group Kool & the Gang, died on Monday morning after a year-long battle with liver cancer, according to NJ.com. He was 62.
The musician, hospitalized at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., had been without health insurance to cover medical expenses for quite some time, according to the reports. His family and friends ...
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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Taylor Negron Dead at 57

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Taylor Negron, an actor who appeared on “Seinfeld” as a hairdresser in 1993’s “Smelly Car” episode, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
His cousin, Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron, took to YouTube on Saturday to tell his fans that Negron passed away over the weekend while surrounded by family.
Also Read: Anita Ekberg, Star of ‘La ...
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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos)

Posted 3 weeks ago
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