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Joe Dowell, singer, "Wooden Heart", dies 76

Joe Dowell (January 23, 1940 – February 4, 2016) was an American pop singer.

He sang the tune "Wooden Heart", which had been a hit for Elvis Presley in Europe, but which was never released as a single stateside. "Wooden Heart", became the first single released on Smash Records to shoot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.  In the wake of his success, Dowell wanted to become a songwriter in his own right, but due to contractual obligations, he was required to sing music owned by Smash's parent company, Mercury Records. He had two further hits, "The Bridge of Love" (US #50) and "Little Red Rented Rowboat" (US #23), but after struggles with his management he was dropped from the label.

Joe Dowell died on February 4, 2016 in Bloomington, Illinois after suffering a heart attack in the prior weekend.

Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell

Wes Craven, Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director, dies 76

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films.

He was best known for creating the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise featuring the Freddy Krueger character, directing the first installment and Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and co-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner.

Craven also directed all four films in the Scream series, and co-created the Ghostface character. Some of his other films include The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The People Under The Stairs, Red Eye, The Serpent And The Rainbow and Vampire In Brooklyn.

Wes Craven cause of death.

On August 30, 2015, Craven died of brain cancer, at the age of 76, at his home in Los Angeles.

Ben E. King, Singer, 'Stand by Me,' Dies 76

Benjamin Earl King (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015), professionally known by his pseudonym Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"-a US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and #25 on the RIAA's list of Songs of the Century-and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters.

Ben E. King cause of death

It was announced on May 1, 2015, that King had died at the Hackensack University Medical Center on April 30, 2015, at the age of 76. His agent said he suffered from "coronary problems" at the time of his death. King was survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty.

Stand By Me, Ben E King, 1961

Ben E. King and The Drifters - There Goes My Baby

Paul Revere, Paul Revere & the Raiders, dies 76

Paul Revere Founded the Raiders,

In October 2014, the band's web site announced that Revere died "peacefully" on October 4, 2014, at his home in Idaho, a "small estate overlooking a tranquil river canyon." Paul Revere died of cancer. He was 76.

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Indian Reservation.  Paul Revere on keyboard

Cynthia Lynn, Helga on 'Hogan's Heroes', dies 76

lynnCynthia Lynn (born Zinta Valda Zimilis; April 2, 1937 in Riga, Latvia – March 10, 2014) was a Latvian born American actress. 

Lynn is most notable for her portrayal of Fraulein Helga in Hogan's Heroes during the first season (1965-66). She returned to the series in the 1968 episode, "Will the Blue Baron Strike Again", for a background part, and again in the 1971 episode, "Easy Come, Easy Go", as Eva, another background part. She last acted in 1975 in an episode of Harry O.

She wrote an autobiography titled Escape to Freedom with co-author Edward Ansara.

Cynthia Lynn cause of death

Cynthia Lynn died on March 10, 2014, from multiple organ failure after being stricken with hepatitis. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Brando, whose father was Marlon Brando.  Cynthia Lynn was 76 years old when she died.

Eugene McDaniels, Singer-Songwriter, Dies 76

Gene McDaniels (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, who had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s.

Born Eugene Booker McDaniels had six Top 40 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The two that went into the Top 5 were 1961's "Tower of Strength" (#5 on the pop chart) and "A Hundred Pounds of Clay," which reached #3 on the pop chart, and sold over one million records, earning gold disc status.

In 1974, Roberta Flack reached #1 with McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love", which she won a Grammy Award.

Eugene McDaniels cause of death
Eugene McDaniels died after a brief illness.
Eugene McDaniels was 76 years old at the time of his death.

A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Eugene McDaniels

Feel Like Makin' Love - Written by Eugene McDaniels

Górecki, one of the best-selling classical artists, dies 76

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a composer of contemporary classical music.

Death of Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki died on 12 November 2010, in his home city of Katowice, of complications due to a lung infection. Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was 76 years old at the time of his death.

Henryk Górecki - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Cammie King "Gone with the Wind" Child Actress, Dies 76

Eleanore Cammack "Cammie" King (August 5, 1934 – September 1, 2010) was a former child actress in American films. She is best known for being one of the actresses who portrayed "Bonnie Blue Butler" in Gone with the Wind (1939). She also provided the voice for the doe "Faline" in the animated Disney film, Bambi (1942).

She was the godchild of Herbert Kalmus, co-founder of Technicolor, and became his stepchild in 1949 when he married her mother, Eleanore King.

In the early 2000s, King made a guest appearance as a contestant on the TV game show To Tell the Truth, hosted by John O'Hurley.

Upon reflecting on her film career, King once joked, "I peaked at 5." She spent 40 years working as a marketing coordinator for the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Death of Cammie King
King died on September 1, 2010, at her home in Fort Bragg, California, aged 76, from lung cancer.

 Cammie King - Gone with the Wind

Rue McClanahan, 'Golden Girls', dies from stroke 76

Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) was an American  actress, known for her roles as Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, a role that won her an Emmy Award.

Death of Rue McClanahan
McClanahan's manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Thursday June 3, 2010 at 1am. of a stroke.
Rue McClanahan was 76 years old at the time of her death

"She went in peace."

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 Rue McClanahan on Dame Edna's Hollywood (May 1992)
 
Rue McClanahan's Television Work & Filmography continues next page
 
Rue McClanahan's Television work

    * Another World (cast member from 1970 – 1971)
    * Where the Heart Is (1971 – 1972)
    * Hogan's Goat (1971; TV movie)
    * All in the Family (1972; 1 episode: "The Bunkers and the Swingers")
    * The Rimers of Eldritch (1974; TV movie)
    * Maude (1974 – 1978)
    * Apple Pie (1978)
    * Gimme A Break (1981-1987; 2 episodes)
    * Mama's Family as Fran (1983 – 1985)
    * Murder, She Wrote (1985; 1 episode: "Murder Takes the Bus")
    * The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992)
    * The Man in the Brown Suit (1989; TV movie)
    * Children of the Bride (1990; TV movie)
    * Baby of the Bride (1991; TV movie)
    * The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story (TV movie; 1991)
    * The Golden Palace (1992 - 1993)
    * Mother of the Bride (1993; TV movie)
    * Boy Meets World (1993; 1 episode)
    * A Saintly Switch (1999; TV movie)
    * Safe Harbor (1999; 11 episodes)
    * Ladies Man (2000; 2 episodes)
    * Hope & Faith (2005; 1 episode)
    * King of the Hill (2007; 1 episode)
    * Sordid Lives: The Series (2008; 12 episodes)
    * Law & Order (2009; 1 episode)
    * Celebrity Ghost Stories (October 17, 2009 episode)
    * Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (December 2, 2009 episode)

Filmography

    * The Rotten Apple (1961)
    * Angel's Flight (1965)
    * Walk the Angry Beach (1968)
    * Hollywood After Dark (1968)
    * The Unholy Choice (1968)
    * The People Next Door (1970)
    * Some of My Best Friends Are... (1971)
    * They Might Be Giants (1971)
    * The Wickedest Witch (1989)
    * Message from Nam (1993)
    * A Christmas to Remember (1995)
    * Dear God (1996)
    * Innocent Victims (TV movie) (1996)
    * Annabelle's Wish (1997)
    * Out to Sea (1997)
    * Starship Troopers (1997)
    * The Fighting Temptations (2003)
    * Back to You and Me (2005)
    * Generation Gap (2008)
 

Poltergeist Psychic Zelda Rubinstein Dies 76

Zelda Rubinstein (May 28, 1933 – January 27, 2010) was an American actress and human rights activist, best known as eccentric medium Tangina Barrons in the movies Poltergeist (1982) and its sequels, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), and Poltergeist III (1988). She also made guest appearances in the TV spin-off Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996), as a seer, Christina. Rubinstein was also known for her outspoken activism for little people and her early participation in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Illness and death of Zelda Rubinstein
On December 29, 2009, it was reported that, after a month-long stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, her close companion and her family made the decision to take Rubinstein off life support due to both kidney and lung failure. On January 2, 2010, friends reported she was not near death, and was well on her way to recovery. On January 27, 2010, Rubinstein died at Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles, aged 76.

Zelda Rubinstein - (perhaps) The best scene from Poltergeist

Cyndi Lauper's Father: Captain Lou Albano dies 76

* Cyndy Lauper's father from the video "Girls just wanna have fun"

Louis Vincent Albano (July 29, 1933 - October 14, 2009), better known by his ring name Captain Lou Albano, was an American professional wrestler, manager and actor. With an over-the-top personality and a penchant for boisterous declarations, Albano was the epitome of the antagonistic manager that raised the ire of wrestlers and incited the anger of spectators. Throughout his forty-two-year career, Albano guided 15 different tag teams and 4 singles competitors to championship gold. A unique showman, with an elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits, he was the forefather of the 1980s Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection. Collaborating with Cyndi Lauper, Albano helped usher in wrestling's crossover success with a mainstream audience. Capitalizing on his success, he later ventured into Hollywood with various television, film, and music projects.

Death of Lou Albano
Lou Albano was 76 years old at the time of his death.

Ex-Philippine president Aquino dies

Maria Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.

Death of Corazon Aquino
Aquino died of cardiopulmonary arrest after complications of colon cancer  at the age of 76 on August 1, 2009, 3:18 a.m., at the Makati Medical Center. Aquino was diagnosed with the disease in March 2008 but kept up public appearances this year. A devout Catholic, she was a regular at weekend mass until shortly before being admitted to hospital in late June.

"Our mother peacefully passed away at 3:18 a.m. (1918 GMT Friday) of cardio-respiratory arrest," her son, Senator Benigno Aquino III, told reporters in Manila.

Corazon Aquino's Achievements on next page

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Awards and Achievements
1986 Time Magazine Woman of the Year
1986 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award
1986 United Nations Silver Medal
1986 Canadian International Prize for Freedom
1986 Nobel Peace Prize nominee
1986 International Democracy Award from the International Association of Political Consultants
1987 Prize For Freedom Award from Liberal International
1993 Special Peace Award from the Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Awards Foundation and Concerned Women of the Philippines
1994 One of 100 Women Who Shaped World History (by G.M. Rolka, Bluewood Books, San Francisco, CA)
1995 Path to Peace Award
1996 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding from the U.S. Department of State
1998 Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding
1998 Pearl S. Buck Award
1999 One of Time Magazine's 20 Most Influential Asians of the 20th Century
2001 World Citizenship Award
2005 David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Awards
2005 One of the World's Elite Women Who Make a Difference by the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame
2006 One of Time Magazine's 65 Asian Heroes
2008 One of A Different View's 15 Champions of World Democracy
EWC Asia Pacific Community Building Award
Women's International Center International Leadership Living Legacy Award
Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize
United Nations Development Fund for Women Noel Award for Political Leadership

Honorary doctorates
Doctor of International Relations, honoris causa, from:
Boston University
Eastern University
Fordham University
Waseda University in Tokyo
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from:
University of the Philippines
University of Santo Tomas in Manila
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from:
Ateneo de Manila University
College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York
Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines)
Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, from:
San Beda College in Manila, 2000
Seattle University, 2002
Stonehill College in Massachusetts
University of Oregon, 1995

First Lady of Star Trek Majel Roddenberry dies 76

Star Trek Actress diedMajel Barrett-Roddenberry (February 23, 1932 – December 18, 2008) (born Majel Leigh Hudec in Columbus, Ohio) was an American actress, and producer. She was also the widow of television director/producer/writer and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

As a result of her marriage to Gene Roddenberry and the fact that she has been in every Star Trek series, she is sometimes referred to as "the First Lady of Star Trek". She and Gene Roddenberry were married in Japan on August 6, 1969, after the cancellation of the original Star Trek series.

Death of Majel Roddenberry
Barrett died December 18, 2008 as a result of complications from leukemia.
Majel Roddenberry was 76 years old at the time of her death

She appeared in the original Star Trek series as Nurse Christine Chapel, and also had a role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

She was also the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every spin-off of the 1960s cult series

Ike Turner

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Ike Wister Turner (November 5, 1931 – December 12, 2007) was an American musician, bandleader, talent scout, and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner as one half of the Ike & Tina Turner duo. Spanning a career that lasted half a century, Ike's repertoire included blues, soul, rock, and funk. Alongside his former wife, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and in 2001 was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

Death of Ike Turner
Turner died at 76 years old at his home in San Marcos, California, near San Diego.
Ike Turner was 76 years old at the time of his death

On January 16, 2008 (over a month later) it was reported by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office that he died from a cocaine overdose.

Ike and Tina

Teresa Brewer

 

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Teresa Brewer famous singerTeresa Brewer (May 7, 1931 – October 17, 2007) was an American pop and jazz singer who was one of the most popular female singers of the 1950s. Born Theresa Breuer in Toledo, Ohio, Brewer died of a neuromuscular disease at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. at the age of 76

Death of Teresa Brewer
Teresa Brewer died on October 17, 2007, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare degenerative brain disease. Teresa Brewer was 76 at the time of his death.

Altogether, she recorded nearly 600 song titles. For her contribution to the recording industry, Teresa Brewer has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street.

In the 1980's and 1990's Teresa Brewer recorded a number of albums including tribute albums to Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Irving Berlin. She also recorded with such jazz greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bobby Hackett.

Teresa Brewer Singing "Music, Music, Music!"

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