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Frank Mankiewicz, Press Secretary to Robert F. Kennedy, Dead at 90

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Frank Mankiewicz, who served as press secretary to Robert F. Kennedy during his presidential campaign and gained national fame when he had to announce the candidate's assassination, has died from massive heart failure. He was 90.
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Ben Bradlee, Washington Post ‘Watergate’ Editor, Dead at 93

Posted 4 days ago
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Ben Bradlee, the former executive editor of The Washington Post who held that post during the paper's key role in the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 93 years old.
See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos)
Bradlee had been in hospice care since late September after the continued deterioration of his health and dementia. He has suffered from ...
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Gerard Parkes, ‘Fraggle Rock’ and ‘Boondock Saints’ Actor, Dead at 90

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Gerard Parkes, best known for playing Doc on the Jim Henson children series “Fraggle Rock” died of natural causes on Sunday. He was 90.
Born in Dublin, the actor relocated to Canada after World War II and launched his career on CBC Radio in the 1950s. He began acting in television with a 1960 appearance on the series, “The Encounter.”
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Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Fashion Designer, Dead at 82

Posted 5 days ago
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Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at age 82 after a long battle with cancer, according to ABC News.
The Dominican Republic native became famous in the 1960s for designing clothes worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. More recently he designed the wedding gown worn by George Clooney‘s new wife, Amal Alamuddin.
The award-winning designer was born on July 22, 1932, in Santo ...
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‘August: Osage County’ Star Misty Upham Believed Dead, Body Found

Posted 1 week ago
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A body believed to be that of actress Misty Upham has been discovered in Auburn, Washington, local news media report.
Reported missing by her family on Oct. 6. On Thursday, a three-person search party, which included one family member, was searching the forest when they found Upham's purse and ID. They discovered a body by a nearby ravine and called 911.
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Elizabeth Peña, ‘La Bamba’ Actress, Dead at 55

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Prolific actress Elizabeth Peña, whose acting career spanned nearly 40 years, has died at age 55.
Peña died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, her nephew Mario-Francisco Robles told the Latino Review. Her cause of death was not immediately available.
Also read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos)
Peña was raised by Cuban immigrant parents in her hometown ...
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Jan Hooks, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star, Dead at 57

Posted 2 weeks ago
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Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks died Thursday, a rep confirmed to TheWrap. She was 57.
Hooks died in New York City during the morning. She was suffering from an undisclosed serious illness, according to reports.
See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014
Her most recent television role was as a recurring guest star on “30 Rock,” playing ...
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