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‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead at 75 of an Apparent Suicide

Shocking news this morning from Los Angeles; Don Cornelius, the creator and host of the classic music and dance show “Soul Train,” was found dead this morning, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the LA Times. “Soul Train” ran nationally from 1971 to 2006, with Cornelius hosting it until 1993. His  smooth style […]

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‘Breaking Away’ Director Peter Yates Dies

Peter Yates, the English director and producer, died Sunday, January 9, in London, at the age of 82. After working on the original TV series “The Saint,” Yates established himself as sleek lion of ’60s and ’70s directors with the 1968 Steve McQueen thriller “Bullitt“. In 1972, he worked with Robert Redford on “The Hot […]

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‘Golden Girls’ Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Rue McClanahan, who famously entertained TV audiences as bawdy Blanche of the ‘Golden Girls,’ has died at age 76. “She passed away at 1 a.m. [Thursday] morning,” the veteran actress’ manager told People.com. “She had a massive stroke.” McClanahan had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Betty White, Rue […]

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