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Polly Bergen Dead At 84

Emmy award-winning actress Polly Bergen passed away at age 84 at her Connecticut home. The Tennessee native first appeared on screen in the 1949 Western “Across the Rio Grande.” She had notable roles in the films “Cape Fear” in 1962 and “The Caretakers” the following year. She won an Emmy Award in 1958 for work [...]

A source told CNN that Joan Rivers’ personal physician took a selfie in the procedure room while the comedian was under anesthesia. Rivers, 81, was at the clinic for a scheduled endoscopy by another doctor, gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen. That procedure, intended to help diagnose her hoarse voice and sore throat, involved the insertion of [...]

Songwriter Bob Crewe Dead At 83

Bob Crewe’s legion of hits include “Can’t Take My Eyes Off you”, “Walk Like a Man” and “Rag Doll”. His brother, Dan Crewe, confirmed his death. He said his brother had been in declining health after a fall several years ago while visiting him in Maine. Mr. Crewe was a singer himself in the 1940s [...]

When Joan Rivers went for a routine endoscopy August 28 a doctor noticed “something” on her vocal chords. Another doctor who arrived with her entourage offered to perform a biopsy which, according to the New York Daily News, caused her air supply to be cut off. Such a procedure is not supposed to be performed [...]

ATLANTA — S. Truett Cathy, who turned a humble hometown restaurant featuring a boneless fried chicken sandwich into the Chick-fil-A juggernaut, died Monday at 1:35 a.m. He was 93. Cathy, who died at home surrounded by loved ones, was known as much for his Christian principles — Chick-fil-A’s are closed on Sundays — as he [...]

Lillian Gobitas Close just passed away at age 90.  She was only a seventh grader in 1935 when she refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance because her religion, Jehovah’s Witnesses, did not permit idolatry. She was immediately expelled from her Pennsylvania school, and the once-popular 12-year-old was suddenly an outcast.  Children threw rocks at [...]

Howard Stern Gives The Eulogy

Joan Rivers’ funeral is described as “somber, bawdy, star-studded.” The iconic comedian and red carpet mainstay, who died last Thursday at the age of 81 in New York City, was honored on Sunday by celebrities including Howard Stern, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, Barbara Walters, Michael Kors, Ivanka Trump, Bernadette Peters, and [...]

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the investigation. “Yes, NYPD is investigating,” the police source told THR. “We investigate all such deaths, meaning ‘not by natural causes.’ Although it might end up being ruled natural by the [medical examiner], when it’s not readily apparent, we investigate,” On Friday, the New York City’s Medical Examiner’s office told THR Rivers’ [...]

Joan Rivers, 1933-2014

Breaking on NBC, 3pmEST: Members of her family have confirmed that Joan Rivers has passed away. The New York Daily News reports: The native New Yorker, who became almost as famous for her unapologetic love of plastic surgery as her barbed humor, never recovered after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest Aug. 28. Rivers was [...]

All it took for Don Pardo to become a nationally-known voice was for him to say “hello” to an NBC supervisor while taking a tour while vising 30 Rockefeller Plaza. He’d been with NBC since 1944. By 1975, NBC needed an announcer for a late-night sketch comedy show, “NBC’s Saturday Night,” later known as “Saturday [...]

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