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RIP Mickey Rooney
RIP - Mickey Rooney I grew up watching his old B&W movies as a kid. Summer vacation always included his movies from his younger years on the tube. Passed many a rainy day watching Andy Hardy, All American Teenager, getting into and out of trouble. Also his films with Judy Garland are memorable.
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney. Rooney reached new heights in 1937 with A Family Affair, the film that introduced the country to Andy Hardy, the popular all-American teenager. This beloved character appeared in nearly 20 films and helped make Rooney the top star at the box office in 1939, 1940 and 1941. Rooney also proved himself an excellent dramatic actor as a delinquent in Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy. In 1938, he was awarded a Juvenile Academy Award.
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Peaches Geldof dead at 25
(CNN) -- Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof, daughter of Irish musician and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof, has died, her father said in a statement carried Monday by Britain's Press Association.
Police in Kent, England, issued a statement saying a 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead after medics were called to an address near Wrotham.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.
A prolific actor who also appeared in numerous films and stage productions, Zimbalist became a household name in 1958 as Stu Bailey, the wisecracking private investigator who was a co-partner in a swinging Hollywood detective agency located at the exclusive address of "77 Sunset Strip."
When the show of the same name ended in 1964, Zimbalist became an even bigger star playing the empathetic, methodical G-man Lewis Erskine in "The F.B.I."
The actor, who in recent years had retired to his ranch in Southern California's bucolic horse country, died there Friday at age 95.
"We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., today at his Solvang ranch," the actor's daughter Stephanie Zimbalist and son Efrem Zimbalist III said in a statement. "He actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf and visiting with close friends."
Zimbalist's stunning good looks and cool, deductive manner made him an instant star when "77 Sunset Strip" began its six-season run in 1958.
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Bob Hoskins Died April 29th, 2014
'Brady Bunch' Star Ann B. Davis Dead at 88 (Report)
Ann B. Davis, best known as the ever-chipper live-in housekeeper Alice Nelson on the highly rated ABC series The Brady Bunch, has died in San Antonio, CNN reported. She was 88.
Davis, who earlier won two Emmy Awards for her role as the peppery secretary Schultzy on The Bob Cummings Show, died Sunday after a fall in her bathroom, CNN reported, adding that she hit her head and never regained consciousness.
The Brady Bunch, created by Sherwood Schwartz, originally aired from September 1969 to March 1974 on ABC, then spent a year in syndication, followed by several reunion films and spinoff series.
It's the story of Mike Brady (Robert Reed), a widowed architect with three sons -- Greg (BarryWilliams), Peter (Christopher Knight), and Bobby (Mike Lookinland) -- who marries Carol Ann Martin (Florence Henderson), who has three daughters: Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (EvePlumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen).
Davis played the housekeeper Alice on the sitcom and occupied the center square of the checkerboard in the show's opening.
Davis, who was an avid knitter, told People magazine in a 1992 interview that the cast "got along beautifully. … "I had the boys hooking rugs and the girls doing needlepoint." She said in the story that in real life, "I basically don't do that well with children."
Don Zimmer 83.....R.I.P. Popeye
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