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Kenny Baker, Actor Behind R2-D2, Dies
Offbeat  (tags: Star Wars, R2-D2, Kenny Baker, actor, sadness )

Barb
- 12 days ago - theguardian.com
The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after a long illness. Kenny Baker, who was 3ft 8in tall, shot to fame in 1977 when he first played the robot character.
Dick Van Dyke's 90th Birthday Flash Mob + Sing-A-Long
Offbeat  (tags: news, interesting, performance, unusual, culture, actor, off-beat, society )

ConnieAwa
- 249 days ago - countryliving.com
Happy Birthday, Dick Van Dyke!
Sir Christopher Lee: Screen Legend Dies Aged 93
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Actor, Sir Christopher Lee )

Ray
- 439 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sir Christopher Lee, the veteran actor and star of many of the world's biggest film franchises, has died aged 93.
Oliver! Actor Ron Moody Dies Aged 91
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Actor, Ron Moody )

Ray
- 441 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Actor Ron Moody, who played Fagin in the hit film version of Oliver!, has died aged 91, his family says.
Johnny Depp's Dogs Face Death in Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Actor, Animals, Australia )

Ray
- 467 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be put down.
Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, Dies at 83
Offbeat  (tags: Spock, Nimoy, actor, Star Trek, death, Video )

Beatrice
- 544 days ago - bbc.co.uk
US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning.
'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51 (Text & Video!)
Offbeat  (tags: 'Babe' 'Rugrats' voice-over, actor, Christine Cavanaugh, passed away, sadness )

Barb
- 603 days ago - aol.com
Famed voice actor Christine Cavanaugh has passed away at the age of 51, TMZ reported. The actress, who voiced the original "Babe" the pig in the 1995 film and Chuckie from "Rugrats," died on December 22.
Robin Williams Dead -- Commits Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: humans, unusual, news, society, sad, actor )

Marty
- 745 days ago - tmz.com
According to the Marin County Sheriff's Office ... authorities found William's body inside his home. They say he was found unresponsive.
Robin Williams Dies at 63 - Cause of Death Is Suspected to Be Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Robin Williams, suicide, dead, comedian, actor )

Julie
- 745 days ago - washingtonpost.com
"Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late," Buxbaum said in a statement. "This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
The Wolf Of Wall Street Howls For Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: leonardo di capo, actor, foundation, tiger conservationalist, tiger, survival )

Simone
- 1001 days ago - globalanimal.org
Celebrity environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a a break from filming Martin Scorcese's The Wolf of Wall Street to get back to helping the environment. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation granted $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the
Shallow Waters   video
Offbeat  (tags: Shallow Waters, Ta'Kaiya Blaney, First Nations, Canada, BC, activist, singer, songwriter, actor, awards winner, speaker )

Dandelion
- 1295 days ago - youtube.com
11 year old Ta'Kaiya Blaney is Sliammon First Nation from B.C., Canada. Along with singing, songwriting, and acting, she has been a speaker at many events all around Canada and the world for environmental causes and Idle No More. Shallow Waters reminds us
Actor in the Spotlight of Japan's Antinuke Movement
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, antinike movement, actor, no nukes, Fukushima, Taro Yamamoto, petition, TEPCO )

Naoko
- 1634 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Some in the media have accused him of taking his stance to make himself more famous - but he isn't. He is thinking about the country and the health risks to children caused by radiation.
Happy 90th Birthday Betty White! Betty White: Style Evolution (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: Betty White, 90th birthday, funny, actor, animal activist, Mary Tyler-Moore Show, The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland )

Barb
- 1682 days ago - stylelist.com
Back off Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig -- Betty White's still the funniest female comedian in prime time. The Illinois native is best known for her roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, but she's keeping busy with her newer hit sitcom, Hot
Happy 100th Birthday, Lucille Ball! 15 Things You Never Knew About TV's Funniest Lady
Offbeat  (tags: Lucille Ball, 100th birthday, actor, I Love Lucy, business woman, perfomer, laughter, humor, funny, goodnews, Lucy videos )

Barb
- 1846 days ago - aoltv.com
I love Lucy, you love Lucy, we all love Lucy! And in honor of what would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday on Aug. 6, here are 15 Lucy facts that might surpise you.
Actor Yamamoto Leaves Management Agency Due To Anti-Nuke Activities
Offbeat  (tags: Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, anti-nuclear activities, actor, management agency, withdrawal, nuclear disasters )

Naoko
- 1914 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO - Popular actor Taro Yamamoto has withdrawn from his management agency apparently due to his anti-niclear activities in the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
 

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