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    R.I.P Mickey Rooney, 1920-2014

    In the wake of Mickey Rooney's death Sunday at age 93, much will be written -- and should be written -- about his glory days at MGM, his multiple co-star pairings with Judy Garland, and his lengthy run in the once-popular Andy Hardy franchise. But, truth to tell, I will continue to remember Rooney b...

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    RIP Screenwriter and Reel Geezer Lorenzo Semple, Jr. (VIDEOS)

    Remembering screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr., who has died at 91. He wrote "Three Days of the Condor," "Flash Gordon," "Pretty Poison," "Never Say Never Again," "King Kong," "The Parallax View," "The Super Cops," "Fathom" and the "Batman" TV series.

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    RIP Harold Ramis, 'Groundhog Day' Director Dead at Age 69 (TRAILERS)

    Formidably smart Hollywood comedy triple threat Harold Ramis has died at age 69 after struggling for four years with a rare autoimmune disorder. Anarchic comedy classics that will be remembered include his "Groundhog Day" (1993) and "Ghostbusters" (1984), among the all-time highest-grossing comedies...

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    Remembering Shirley Temple Black, Cinema's Most Iconic Child Star (MOVIE CLIPS)

    Shirley Temple Black, the most iconic child star of film history who was a box office sensation throughout the 1930s, has died at age 85. Known for her dimples and perfectly-ringleted head of curls (56 ringlets, to be exact), Temple broke into the movies at only three years old, and went on to star ...

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    RIP Christopher Jones, '60s Screen Icon and Star of 'The Legend of Jesse James'

    This is kinda-sorta embarrassing for me to admit, but the death of actor Christopher Jones at age 72 last Friday slipped right under my radar. Maybe it was because his passing was overshadowed by the weekend deaths of Maximilian Schell and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Or maybe his demise simply didn't ge...

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    RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, Found Dead of a Likely Heroin Overdose at 46 (UPDATED)

    Sadly, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday afternoon in his West Village New York apartment. The Oscar-winning actor (2005's "Capote") was 46.

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    Saying Good-Bye to Two Hollywood Good Guys

    It has not been an easy week, saying goodbye to two old Hollywood friends, Hollywood producer Jim Jacks and studio executive Tom Sherak, who shared something in common; they were both good guys. They were generous and giving to their friends; they were adored by the people who worked for them. At th...

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    Tom Sherak Has Died at Age 68

    Longtime film industry executive Tom Sherak, who rose to chairman of Twentieth Century Fox domestic film group over 17 years and served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 2009 to 2012, has succumbed at his Calabasas home after a 12-year fight against prostate cancer.

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    RIP 'Mummy' and 'Raising Arizona' Producer James Jacks

    "The Mummy" series producer James Jacks died Monday of a heart attack. He was 66. He started his producing career with Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused" and three early films by the Coen brothers, and introduced Hollywood to John Woo, backing his first Hollywood production "Hard Target."

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    Saul Zaentz, Legendary Hollywood Producer, Has Died

    One of Hollywood's great movie producers has died. The winner of three Best Picture Oscars and the Academy's coveted Irving Thalberg Award, Saul Zaentz fought for quality and boasted extraordinary taste which he never compromised. Paul Zaentz confirmed that his uncle, who was 92, died Friday. He was...

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