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RIP: Joan Rivers Overcame the 'Handicap of a Woman Comic'
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, society, women, JoanRivers, celebrity )

Cal
- 103 days ago - artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com
Joan Rivers, the irreverent comedian known for her sharp wit and sharper tongue, died Thursday in Manhattan. She was 81.
Joan Rivers Dies at 81
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, celebrity, Joan Rivers, women, death, society )

Carrie
- 104 days ago - people.com
Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends.
'The Brightest Star in the Comedy Galaxy': Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at the Emmys (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, obituary, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, society, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 113 days ago - rawstory.com
Comedian Billy Crystal honored his colleague and longtime friend Robin Williams on Monday night to cap off the award show's traditional segment honoring performers who have died over the past year.
RIP: Lauren Bacall Dies at 89; Iconic Film Legend Known as 'The Look'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, obituary, movies, Bacall, americans, culture, media, news, sadness )

Cal
- 126 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Ms. Bacall was one of the last surviving major stars of the studio system, which flourished from the silent-movie era to the dawn of the television age.
Screen Legend Lauren Bacall Has Died (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Lauren Bacall, obituary, celebrity, death, women, world, movies, society, culture, sadness )

Carrie
- 126 days ago - people.com
Lauren Bacall, the sultry presence who first hit movie screens in 1944 and then went on to play a series of sophisticated, tough-as-nails roles for the next six decades - even in real life - has died, the Humphrey Bogart Estate announced.
Robin Williams Dead In Suspected Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, culture, americans, death, society, news, media )

Cal
- 127 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Robin Williams has died in an "apparent suicide", according to US police. A statement from Marin County Sheriff's Office said the coroner "at this time suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia".
Screen Good Guy James Garner Dies (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, James Garner, celebrity, TV, movies, sadness, news, media, death )

Carrie
- 149 days ago - people.com
James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86.
RIP: Maya Angelou, a Daughter of the South, a Voice for Us All
Society & Culture  (tags: Maya Agelous, culture, ethics, obituary, interesting, society, news, sadness )

Cal
- 202 days ago - latimes.com
Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention
Honor the Life and Post Your Memories of Maya Angelou
Society & Culture  (tags: Maya Angelou, obituary, poetry & politics )

Alan
- 203 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Legendary African-American poet Maya Angelou passed away today at the age of 86
Actor Bob Hoskins, Known for 'Roger Rabbit,' Dies at 71 (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, Bob Hoskins, celebrity, movies, sadness, news, world )

Carrie
- 230 days ago - cnn.com
Bob Hoskins, the pugnacious British actor known for playing gangsters, tough guys and working-class gentlemen in such films as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday" and "Mermaids," has died, publicist Clair Dobbs said Wednesday.
RIP: Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, media, literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, culture, politics )

Cal
- 243 days ago - npr.org
Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.
Honor the Memory of Mickey Rooney
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, Mickey Rooney )

Alan
- 253 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Mickey Rooney passed on at age 93 on Sunday. This petition will serve to collect our memories
Shirley Temple Black, Child Star Who Became Diplomat, Dies at 85
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, Shirley Temple Black, obituary, diplomat, child star, movies, news, sadness, society, women )

Carrie
- 308 days ago - reuters.com
Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85.
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Many Roles (VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Philip Seymour Hoffman, sadness, society, celebrity, news, movies, death, obituary )

Carrie
- 316 days ago - digg.com
A look back at the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead Sunday. He was perhaps the most admired American actor of his generation.
RIP: Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at 94
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, Pete Seeger, obituary, sadness, news, culture, usa, world, obituary, americans, activists )

Cal
- 323 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Pete Seeger, a 20th-century troubadour who inspired and led a renaissance of folk music in the United States with his trademark five-string banjo and songs of love, peace, brotherhood, work and protest, died Monday night after being hospitalized in New Yo
 

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