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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
REPORTER: The Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger has died.
The Police Department says Ledger's body was discovered by a housekeeper and masseuse at a SoHo apartment yesterday afternoon.
The 28-year-old Australian actor earned an Oscar nomination for his work in "Brokeback Mountain." He and his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams moved to Brooklyn ...
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Broadway choreographer Michael Kidd has died. WNYC's Marc Garber reports.
Kidd died at his LA home Sunday night of cancer at age 92.
His joyously athletic dances for ballet, Broadway and Hollywood delighted audiences for half a century and won him five Tonys and an Oscar.
To moviegoers, Kidd was ...
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Norman Mailer, the Pulitzer Prize Winning novelist and journalist died today. He was 84 years old.
REPORTER: Mailer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn. He became a national celebrity in his 20s for his novel "The Naked and the Dead," which was inspired by ...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Poet, short story writer and self-described "combative pacifist" Grace Paley has died. She was 84.
Her husband, playwright Robert Nichols, says Paley died in her Vermont home. She had battled breast cancer.
Over a half century of writing, Paley never wrote a full length novel. Instead, she released a handful ...
Monday, August 20, 2007
Leona Helmsley’s publicist says the 87-year-old real estate billionaire died from heart failure at her summer home in Greenwich today.
Helmsley helped her husband, Harry, run a $5 billion real estate empire that included managing the Empire State Building. She was tried in 1989 on tax evasion in a sensational ...