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Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

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DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television's most familiar and welcome faces...

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies

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MIKE STEWART Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a "second banana"...

Merilyn Delores Ault

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Merilyn Delores Ault, 75 of Hemet was called by the Lord and passed away Friday, June 12, 2020. She was born Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1944,...

Jerry Stiller, comedian and ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 92

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The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached...

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87

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KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Richard, one of the chief architects of rock 'n' roll whose piercing wail, pounding...

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

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JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to...

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus

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ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on...

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

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JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA  Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that...

Harlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77

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JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Fred "Curly" Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died....

Country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81

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KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such...