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In Memoriam: Celebrities

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Ken Berry
American Actor
Kenneth Ronald Berry was an American actor, dancer and singer. Berry starred on the television series F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family. He also appeared on Broadway in The Billy Barnes Revue, headlined as George M. Cohan in the musical George M! and provided comic relief for the medical drama Dr. Kildare, with Richard Chamberlain in the 1960s.
 

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I remember him from Mama's Family.. His "Thanks a lot Momma" became a bit of a running joke with my family whenever we blamed things on my mom lol. It was a good show and he was one of the best characters aside from "Momma".
 

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  1. Sondra Locke
    American Actress
    Sandra Louise Anderson, professionally known as Sondra Locke, was an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to star in such films as Willard, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can and Sudden Impact. She had worked with Clint Eastwood, who was her companion for over 13 years. Her autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly – A Hollywood Journey, was published in 1997.
 

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Nancy Wilson

Jazz singer

Nancy Wilson was a jazz singer whose career spanned five decades. She was most memorable for her single (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am. She recorded more than 70 albums and won 3 Grammy Awards for her work. She received many nicknames, including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy", and "The Girl With The Honey-Coated Voice".
 

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Nancy Wilson

Jazz singer

Nancy Wilson was a jazz singer whose career spanned five decades. She was most memorable for her single (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am. She recorded more than 70 albums and won 3 Grammy Awards for her work. She received many nicknames, including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy", and "The Girl With The Honey-Coated Voice".
When I heard Nancy Wilson died, I thought it was Nancy Wilson of Heart.
 

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Penny Marshall
American Actress
Carole Penny Marshall was an American actress, director and producer. She was the daughter of Marjorie Marshall, a tap dance teacher, and Tony Marshall, a film director and producer. Her parents' background in entertainment, along with her brother, Garry Marshall's, background as a comedy writer and her sister's background as a casting director and producer, gave rise to Marshall's career in the industry. She came to notice in the 1970s for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the television sitcom Laverne & Shirley, receiving three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her portrayal.
 

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Audrey Geisel

Dr. Seuss' wife

Audrey Geisel was the wife of well known children's book author Dr. Seuss. She was in charge of licensing out Dr. Seuss's work after his death, serving as a producer for the recently released Grinch movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. She forbade all live action adaptations of her late husband's work after the failure of the 2003 movie Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers.
 

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Audrey Geisel

Dr. Seuss' wife

Audrey Geisel was the wife of well known children's book author Dr. Seuss. She was in charge of licensing out Dr. Seuss's work after his death, serving as a producer for the recently released Grinch movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. She forbade all live action adaptations of her late husband's work after the failure of the 2003 movie Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers.
Damn. I hope the ban stays active, at least for some more years.
 

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Lawrence Roberts
Scientist
Lawrence G. Roberts was an American scientist who received the Draper Prize in 2001 "for the development of the Internet", and the Principe de Asturias Award in 2002.
 

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Ray Sawyer
Singer
Ray Sawyer was an American singer and vocalist with the 1970s rock band, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Though primarily a backing vocalist and occasional percussionist on congas or maracas, he sang lead on their hit song "The Cover of Rolling Stone" and was a recognisable presence in the band owing to the eyepatch and cowboy hat he wore. He was also the uncle of the vocalist of Wild Fire, Zack Sawyer.
 

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Gene Okerlund
Announcer
Eugene Arthur Okerlund also known by his ring name "Mean" Gene Okerlund, was an American professional wrestling interviewer, announcer and wrestler. He was best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Gene was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006 by Hulk Hogan. He was signed to a lifetime contract with WWE and worked for promotional programs, mostly WWE Network programming and occasionally TV.
 

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Bob Einstein
American Actor
Stewart Robert "Bob" Einstein was an American actor, comedy writer and producer, who was best known for creating and performing the satirical stuntman character Super Dave Osborne. Einstein was also known for his roles as Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Larry Middleman on Arrested Development.
 

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Daryl Dragon
American Musician
Daryl Frank Dragon was an American musician and songwriter, known as Captain from the pop musical duo Captain & Tennille, with his former wife, Toni Tennille.
 

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William Morgan Sheppard
Actor
William Morgan Sheppard also known as Morgan Sheppard or W. Morgan Sheppard, was a British actor and voice actor. Sheppard is best known for playing four different roles across Star Trek television and movies. He played the Rura Penth commandant in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He played Cmdr. Data’s “grandfather” Ira Graves in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Schizoid Man.” He also played a Qatai in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Bliss.” His final Star Trek role was that of the Vulcan Science Council minister is the 2009 Star Trek reboot movie.
 

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Carol Channing
American Actress
Carol Elaine Channing was an American actress, singer, dancer and comedian. Known for starring in Broadway and film musicals, her characters typically radiated a fervent expressiveness and an easily identifiable voice, whether singing or for comedic effect. Channing also studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City.
 

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James Ingram
American Singer
James Edward Ingram was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.
 

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Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has passed away.
He was the first African American to manage a baseball team and a baseball legend
 
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