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Robert Vaughn, 'Man From U.N.C.L.E', ;The Magnificent Seven', Dies 83

Robert VaughnRobert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016) was an American actor noted for his stage, film and television work. His best-known TV roles include suave spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; wealthy detective Harry Rule in the 1970s series The Protectors; Morgan Wendell in the 1978-79 mini series "Centennial"; and the formidable General Hunt Stockwell in the 5th season of the 1980s series The A-Team. In film, he portrayed quiet, skittish gunman Lee in The Magnificent Seven, Major Paul Krueger in The Bridge at Remagen, the voice of Proteus IV, the computer villain of Demon Seed, Walter Chalmers in Bullitt, Ross Webster in Superman III, and war veteran Chester A. Gwynn in The Young Philadelphians which earned him a 1960 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Robert Vaughn cause of death

Vaughn died in a hospice in Danbury, Connecticut, on November 11, 2016, eleven days before his 84th birthday, after a year-long battle with leukemia.

Vidal Sassoon, Celebrity stylist, dies 84

Vidal Sassoon, CBE (January 17, 1928 - May 9, 2012) was a British hairdresser, credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the bob.

Vidal Sassoon cause of death
Sassoon died on 9 May 2012 at his home in Los Angeles. At the time of his death, the cause was as yet unspecified

In June 2011 it was reported that Sassoon had been diagnosed with leukaemia two years earlier, and was receiving treatment in Beverly Hills and London.

Rich Cronin, Singer of LFO, Dies of Leukemia 36

Richard Burton "Rich" Cronin (August 30, 1975 – September 8, 2010) was an American singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the pop group Lyte Funky Ones or LFO.

LFO
Cronin was the founding member of the pop group LFO. The group's breakout hit "Summer Girls", was written by Cronin in 1999, hit #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Single Sales chart for six weeks. The single also went platinum in the US with sales of over 1,000,000 units. The group disbanded in 2002.

Illness and death of Rich Cronin
In March 2005, Cronin went to the hospital after suffering from constant headaches. He was diagnosed with a form of leukemia known as acute myelogenous leukemia. He was given chemotherapy at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In January 2006 he went into remission. He started his own foundation called the Rich Cronin Hope Foundation to raise awareness about the deadly disease; making it his mission to educate people about the urgent need for donating blood, and even more so, bone marrow.

In the summer of 2010, his condition worsened, and he was admitted for further treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. On the afternoon of September 8, 2010, Rich Cronin died in the hospital after suffering a stroke, at the age of 35.

Summer Girls by LFO

Ali "Ollie" Woodson, former lead singer of The Temptations, dies 58

Ali-Ollie Woodson (September 12, 1951 – May 30, 2010) was an American  R&B singer, songwriter, keyboardist  and occasional actor.

He is most notable for being lead singer of Motown act The Temptations from 1984 to 1986, and from 1988 to 1996. While in the group, he co-wrote, co-produced and sang lead on the 1984 Temptations single "Treat Her Like a Lady", which was a #2 hit on the U.S. R&B charts. His last Temptations album was 1995's For Lovers Only.

Woodson, who wasn't a member of The Temptations after 1996, toured with the band in Japan in 2002 when member Barrington "Bo" Henderson was unable to accompany the group due to visa problems

Death of Ali-Ollie Woodson
In late 2008, Woodson was diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for several weeks.  Woodson died in southern California on May 30, 2010 after battling leukemia for nearly eighteen months.  Alie-Ollie Woodson was 58 years old at the time of his death

The Temptations "Treat her like a lady" 1988
Alie Ollie Woodson - lead singer

Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary Dies of Leukemia 72

Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter who was a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey. Together, they formed one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s

Mary Travers Biography
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Travers attended the Little Red School House but she was expelled in the 11th grade. She lived in Greenwich Village, New York, as a high school student. Travers married Barry Feinstein and two daughters were born to them. The marriage ended in divorce. In 2005 she was diagnosed as having leukemia but the treatment went well.

The group Peter, Paul and Mary launched in 1961 and broke up in 1970, after which Travers pursued a solo career, recording five albums on her own. The group reformed in 1978 and have since toured extensively and issued many new albums. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

Death of Mary Travers
The Associated Press reported that Mary Travers died on September 16, 2009. The cause was cancer, said her spokeswoman, Heather Lylis. She had battled leukemia for several years.

Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff The Magic Dragon

Paul Burke, actor starred in 'Naked City', dies 83

Paul Burke (July 21, 1926 – September 13, 2009) was an American actor best known for his lead roles in two 1960s ABC television series, Naked City and Twelve O'Clock High. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of New York Police Department detective Adam Flint in Naked City.

Career
Burke was cast in the lead role of the police show Naked City, in which he appeared as Adam Flint from 1960 to 1963. Burke then appeared in the starring role of Captain (later Major, then Colonel) Joe Gallagher on 12 O'Clock High between 1964 and 1967, during which time he met his wife, Lyn. The 12 O'Clock High role was Burke's last lead television role. In 1967, Burke starred in the film Valley of the Dolls as Lyon Burke, the young lawyer who befriended all three female stars and had a tempestuous relationship with Anne Welles. He also played a police officer who pursued an art thief played by Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair

During the 1970s, he appeared in three episodes each of ABC's The Love Boat and CBS's Medical Center. In 1984, he appeared as C.C. Capwell in twenty-one episodes of the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara. He appeared in supporting roles in a number of television series, including recurring roles in Dynasty from 1982-1988 and in Tom Selleck's Magnum, P.I. from 1981-1985 as Rear Admiral Hawkes.

Later years and death
Burke retired from acting in the early 1990s. He was the grandfather of actress Alia Shawkat. He died at his home in Palm Springs, California. He had leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Paul Burke in 12 O'Clock High

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Selected filmography

Film
YearFilmRole
1951Fixed Bayonets!Doggie
1952Francis Goes to West PointSergeant Swazey
1953South Sea WomanEnsign at court-martial
1955Francis in the NavyTate
1956Screaming EaglesCpl. Dreef
1957The DisembodiedTom Maxwell
1964DellaBarney Stafford
1967Valley of the DollsLyon Burke
1968The Thomas Crown AffairLt. Eddy Malone
1969Once You Kiss a Stranger...Jerry
1970Guerilla Strike ForceBob Reynolds
1990The FoolPaul Brooke
Television
YearTitleRole
1955Big TownGardiner
Navy LogSparks
Stage 7Tommy
1957Men of AnnapolisWesley Edmont
1958Tales of Wells FargoBud Crawford
1959The MillionaireNellis
1960Hawaiian EyeBrad Finley
Hotel de PareeTad Frisbee
Wanted: Dead or AliveDaniel Trenner
1960-1963Naked CityDetective Adam Flint
1963The LieutenantCaptain Thomson
1964The Great AdventureCaptain Richard Pratt
Combat!Sgt. O'Neill
Slattery's PeopleDr. Robert Harrison
1964-196712 O'Clock HighColonel Joseph Anson Gallagher
1970Crowhaven FarmBen Porter
1972The RookiesNeil Montgomery
1973The New Adventures of Perry MasonHerbert Newton
ShaftElliot Williamson
1974Police WomanJoe Fenner
Harry OPhilip Ballinger
MannixAnderson
1975McMillan and WifeLes Walker
1976PetrocelliJohn Fleming
Starsky and HutchLt. Ted Cameron
1977Little Ladies of the NightFrank Atkins
1978What Really Happened to the Class of '65?McDonald
1979The Littlest HoboAndy McClelland
1980Charlie's AngelsClifford Burke
Trapper John, M.D.Dr. Malcolm
1981Vega$Raymond Green
1983T. J. HookerCapt. Frank Medavoy
1984The Red-Light StingBrockelhurst
1985Finder of Lost LovesRichard Foster
Murder, She WroteHerbert Upton
1986Hot ShotsNicholas Broderick
1988Cagney & LaceyWinston Prentiss
1990ColumboHorace Sherwin

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

Bill Walsh, 49ers coach

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. Walsh went 102-63-1 with the 49ers, winning ten of his fourteen postseason games along with six division titles, three NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowls. He was named the NFL's coach of the year in 1981 and 1984.

Death
Bill Walsh died of leukemia at 10:45 am on July 30, 2007 at his home in Woodside, California. Bill walsh was 75 years old at the time of his death

Super Bowl Wins

  • 1981 Super Bowl XVI
  • 1984 Super Bowl XIX
  • 1988 Super Bowl XXIII

Championships Wins

  • 1981 NFC Championship
  • 1984 NFC Championship
  • 1988 NFC Championship

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Bobby Pickett, Singer of Monster Mash (February 11, 1938 – April 25, 2007),

Robert George Pickett (February 11, 1938 – April 25, 2007), was a native of Somerville, Massachusetts, United States, who found fame as a one-hit wonder musician under the name Bobby "Boris" Pickett. He was best known for co-writing and singing the 1962 hit novelty song, "Monster Mash".

Death

Pickett died at the age of 69 on April 25, 2007 in Los Angeles, California, due to complications from leukemia. His daughter Nancy was at his side when he died. He left two grandchildren, Jordan and Olivia. The Sunday, May 13, 2007, episode of the Dr. Demento show featured a documentary retrospective of Pickett's work.

Early life

Pickett's father was a theater manager, and as a 9-year-old he watched many horror films. He would later incorporate impressions of them in his Hollywood nightclub act in 1959. Pickett was a United States Army veteran, who served in Korea.

Music career

Bobby Pickett co-wrote "Monster Mash" with Leonard Capizzi, featuring impersonations of veteran horror stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi (the latter with the line "Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?"). It was passed on by every major label, but after hearing the song Gary S. Paxton agreed to produce and engineer it; among the musicians who played on it was pianist Leon Russell. The single became a million seller, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks before Halloween in 1962. It was styled as being by "Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers". The track re-entered the U.S. charts twice, in August 1970, and again in May 1973, when it reached the #10 spot. In Britain it took until October 1973 for the tune to become popular, peaking at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.

A Christmas-themed follow-up, "Monster's Holiday," was also released in 1962 and reached #30 in December that year. Another of his songs, "Graduation Day", made #80 in June 1963. Pickett also recorded a novelty spoof on Star Trek called "Star Drek", again performing the various voices, which was played on Dr. Demento's radio show. In October 2005, Pickett protested inaction on global warming by releasing "Climate Mash," a new version of his hit single.

In addition to his music, Pickett also performed as a magician as "Dellesandro The Great."

 

Robert Altman - Director, Honorary Academy Award dies 81

Lifetime achievement 20061989 Emmy Award winnerBest Director 2002 

Robert AltmanRobert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his work with an Academy Honorary Award.

His films MASH and Nashville have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Death of Robert Altman
Altman died on November 20, 2006 at age 81 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. According to his production company in New York, Sandcastle 5 Productions, he died of complications from leukemia. Altman is survived by his wife, Kathryn Reed Altman; six children, Christine Westphal, Michael Altman, Stephen Altman (his set decorator of choice for many films), Connie Corriere, Robert Reed Altman and Matthew Altman; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

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Motion pictures
The Delinquents (1956) (Altman's big-screen directorial debut)
The James Dean Story (1957) (documentary) (co-dir: George W. George)
The Katherine Reed Story (1965) (short documentary)
Pot au feu (1965) (short)
Girl Talk (1966) (ColorSonics short starring Bobby Troup)
The Party (1966) (ColorSonics short starring Robert Fortier)
Speak Low (1966) (ColorSonics short starring Lili St. Cyr)
Ebb Tide (1966) (ColorSonics short starring Lili St. Cyr)
Countdown (1968)
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
MASH (1970)
Brewster McCloud (1970)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Images (1972)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
California Split (1974)
Nashville (1975)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
3 Women (aka Robert Altman's 3 Women) (1977)
A Wedding (1978)
Quintet (1979)
A Perfect Couple (1979)
Health (1980)
Popeye (1980)
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Streamers (1983)
Secret Honor (1984)
O.C. & Stiggs (1984) (released in 1987)
Fool for Love (1985)
Beyond Therapy (1987)
Aria (1987) - segment: Les Boréades
Vincent and Theo (1990)
The Player (1992)
Short Cuts (1993)
Prêt-à-Porter also known as Ready to Wear (1994)
Kansas City (1996)
The Gingerbread Man (1998)
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Gosford Park (2001)
The Company (2003)
A Prairie Home Companion (2006), also distributed as The Last Show

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Ed Bradley - 60 Minutes, CBS News

Ed BradleyEdward Rudolph Bradley, Jr. (June 22, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was an American journalist, best known for 26 years of award-winning work on the CBS News television magazine 60 Minutes. During his earlier career he also covered the fall of Saigon, was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored his own news broadcast, "CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley." He was the recipient of multiple awards, including 19 Emmy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Death of Ed Bradley
In the company of his longtime friend Jimmy Buffett, Bradley died on November 9, 2006 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of complications from leukemia.He was sixty-five.

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