Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Apr 7, 2014

Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was ...

Adolfo Suarez, leader of democratic shift in Spain, dies at 81

Mar 24, 2014

Adolfo Suarez, leader of democratic shift in Spain, dies at 81

Adolfo Suarez, Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister following decades of right -wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco, has died aged 81. Suarez died Sunday afternoon in Madrid’s Cemtro Clinic hospital, family spokesman Fermin Urbiola said. Suarez had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for ...

Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

Mar 21, 2014

Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He ...

'Band of Brothers' veteran William Guarnere dies at 90

Mar 10, 2014

'Band of Brothers' veteran William Guarnere dies at 90

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 90. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. ...

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Feb 24, 2014

Oldest Holocaust survivor dies; film up for Oscar

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday. The accomplished pianist’s death came just a week before her extraordinary story of survival through two years at a Nazi prison camp, which she claimed was made possible by ...

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

| Feb 13, 2014

Sid Caesar, comic genius of 1950s television, dies

Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday. He was 91. Family spokesman Eddy Friedfeld said Caesar, who also played Coach Calhoun in ...