Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Stir Crazy," died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83.
Monday, Aug 29th 2016 (1:05pm) | Thanks: madpawn
John McLaughlin, host of confrontational TV show, dead at 89 - Chicago Tribune.
McLaughlin hosted every show for the past 34 years. When he started, Sunday morning political shows were mostly polite discussions.
Tuesday, Aug 16th 2016 (3:36pm)
July 20, 2016, Helen Thomas died of a kidney ailment at age 92. For more than 30 years, she had a seat with the White House press corp. For more than 60 years, she reported for UPI.
Wednesday, Jul 20th 2016 (4:23pm)
Hollywood actor, director, writer and producer Garry Marshall is gone at age 81.
The comedy giant died at 5 p.m. PT Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, CA.
Marshall was best known for his TV comedy series The Odd Couple, Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, and Laverne and Shirley but also amassed an impressive list of films to his credit. The Flamingo Kid, Overboard, Beaches, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, and The Princess Diaries.
Wednesday, Jul 20th 2016 (2:52am)
Alan Young, actor best known for his role in Mister Ed is dead.
Young lived in Woodland Hills, California, at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, a retirement community, where he died of natural causes on May 19, 2016, at the age of 96.
Monday, May 23rd 2016 (6:30am)
Joan Laurer, the ground breaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California confirm that Laurer, 46, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. The cause of death is under investigation, but police say there are no signs of foul play.
Thursday, Apr 21st 2016 (5:06am)
Ronald Balfour "Ronnie" Corbett, CBE was a Scottish actor and comedian, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the television comedy series The Two Ronnies. Ronnie died at age 85.
Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.
It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV producers and executives who were impressed with his abilities as a stand up comedian, compare and all round entertainer.
Before too long Corbett found himself being offered roles in various sitcoms, films and family shows.
Thursday, Mar 31st 2016 (5:59am)
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Anna Marie "Patty" Duke was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She first became known as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller. She later went on to play identical cousins on her weekly sitcom The Patty Duke Show.
She died at age 69 of a ruptured intestine.
Wednesday, Mar 30th 2016 (11:25am)
TV celebrity Joe Garagiola died at age 90 today, Wednesday March 22.
Joe Garagiola's nine-year baseball career was a modest one. His 57 years in broadcasting that followed made him one of the most popular figures in the sports world and beyond.
The Diamondbacks announced Garagiola's death before their exhibition game against San Francisco, and there were murmurs of shock and sadness at the ballpark. He had been in ill health in recent years.
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016 (4:35pm)
The mayor who was caught smoking crack, was infamous for blurting out sexist and racist comments, and responsible for four very entertaining years as mayor of Canada's largest city died yesterday, March 22.
Wednesday, Mar 23rd 2016 (1:07pm)
What were you drinking when you realized you could have had a V8?
Nothing! Player's off!
Apollo 13 (1995)
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