The body of Senator Robert Byrd will lie in repose in the U.S. Senate chamber today.
Rue McClanahan was a veteran of the stage, but she will always be remembered for her role as Blanche Devereaux, the man-devouring Southern belle in the hit television series, “The Golden Girls.” She died just recently at the age of 76.
Rue McClanahan, one of the "Golden Girls," has died at the age of 76.
Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.
Gary Coleman, the child star and actor of the 1970s show "Diff'rent Strokes," died Friday after a reported head injury sustained at his Utah home on Wednesday. The 42-year-old actor was unconcious and on life support on Thursday. As a boy, Coleman was famous for his humor and catch phrases like "Whachoo talkin' bout, Willis?" More recently, Coleman had a more difficult life in the limelight: he was charged with assault in 1998 after an altercation with an adult film actress, and a public divorce between him and his wife Shannon Price was aired on the show "Divorce Court."
You wouldn’t know it from his self-effacing manner, but pianist Hank Jones was one of the giants of jazz. For many years, he had been Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman, after which he began an association with Benny Goodman, later forming the Great Jazz Trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams.
Legendary Jazz pianist Hank Jones has died at the age of 91.
Five days of street battles have killed 37 people in Bangkok this past week.
The last Ziegfeld Follies girl, Doris Eaton Travis, died of an aneurysm in Commerce, Michigan, according to The New York Times.
She was the first black performer to get a long-term contract from a major Hollywood studio.
Lena Horne died Sunday night at the age of 92.
You might say she was born 50 years too soon. She was too black for Hollywood, and too light-skinned for the kids in her Brooklyn neighborhood who teased her for her fair complexion. But she was more than a pretty ...
Actress Lynn Redgrave, best known for her breakout role in 1966's "Georgy Girl," has died at the age of 67.
The stage and screen actress Lynn Redgrave will forever be recognized for her role as the gawky, winsome Georgy Girl in 1966, which gained her an Academy Award nomination. She was born into a family of over five generations of remarkable actors, including her father Sir Michael Redgrave and her sister, Vanessa and nieces Natasha and Joely Richardson.
I spent a few hours this weekend in renewed admiration and affection of George Jellinek. We’re planning to re-broadcast some of The Vocal Scene this summer. What are some of your favorite memories of George and of The Vocal Scene?
Dixie Carter may have made her name on the hit television series Designing Women, and she also starred on Broadway in the revival of Pal Joey and in Master Class – but she admitted that she found the most creative satisfaction from her cabaret career (which began only in the 1980s) – “To me, there’s no feeling as gorgeous as the feeling of singing. It’s like flying.”
Meinhardt Raabe, the 3 foot 6 inch Munchkin who was best known for declaring that the Wicked Witch of the East was ”Not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead” finally died, himself, at the age of 94.
Former Texas Democratic Representative Charlie Wilson died Wednesday at age 76 of cardiopulmonary arrest.