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RIP Joe Franklin, 1926-2015

The New York broadcasting legend was the first person to feature Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, and host of other celebrities, and was considered a broadcasting pioneer. . “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Joel Gray Comes Out, At 82 (Jan 29, 2015) Minnesota Man Accused Of Bringing Dead Mother To Bank To Withdraw Money (Jan […]

RIP Ernie Banks, 1931-2015

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks was the first black player on the team. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Lance Armstrong: ‘I Would Probably Do It Again’ (Jan 28, 2015) Je Suis Super Bowl: Why People Are Afraid To Say Super Bowl On TV (Jan 26, 2015) NFL Focusing On Patriots’ Locker Room Attendant (Jan […]

The Swedish-born actress was best known for her role in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” The moment where her character Sylvia, wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in nothing but a strapless black dress is remembered as one the most iconic scenes ever in a movie and one which turned her into a fully-fledged sex-symbol. Ekberg’s […]

Stuart Scott, a longtime ESPN anchor, died after a long battle with cancer. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his signature “Boo-Yah!” to “As cool as the […]

Edward Brooke, the first African-American to be elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction, died Saturday at age 95. Family spokesman Ralph Neas and Massachusetts GOP chairwoman Kirsten Hughes confirmed the news to The Washington Post and Boston Globe, respectively. Neas told the Associated Press that Brooke died of natural causes in his Coral Gables, […]

Donna Douglas was best known for playing Elly May Clampett, but had a host of other roles as well. Douglas also co-starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film Frankie and Johnny (she was Frankie, like Elvis playing a performer on a Mississippi River riverboat) and stood out as the hospitalized woman underneath the bandages in […]

Mario Cuomo wasn’t your everyday Democrat. …no matter the problems he found in Albany, Mr. Cuomo burst beyond the state’s boundaries to personify the liberal wing of his national party and become a source of unending fascination and, ultimately, frustration for Democrats, whose leaders twice pressed him to run for president, in 1988 and 1992, […]

RIP Mario Cuomo, 1932-2015

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo died Thursday at age 82. Cuomo passed away six hours after his oldest son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was sworn-in to a second term in Manhattan. “He couldn’t be here physically today … but my father is in this room,” Andrew Cuomo said in his inaugural address. “He’s in the […]

Joe Cocker Dead At 70

Singer Joe Cocker, the British singer-songwriter, has died at age 70. His agent Barrie Marshall confirmed that he had died of an undisclosed illness. He said he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.” Known for his gritty voice, Cocker began his singing career in […]

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead at 78, a hospital spokeswoman said on Sunday. The four-term mayor was a council member for Washington’s 8th ward at the time of his death. Barry’s family said in statement that the former died shortly after midnight at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard […]

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