'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 ...

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Feb 2, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” has died. He was 83. Schell’s agent, Patricia Baumbauer, said on Saturday that he had ...

Ohio biker's wish comes true when he's buried on a Harley

Feb 1, 2014

Ohio biker's wish comes true when he's buried on a Harley

A motorcycle-loving man’s family has fulfilled his dying wish: to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson encased in a see-through casket. But it wasn’t easy. The project required an extra-large cemetery plot to accommodate a Plexiglas casket for Billy Standley and his hulking custom-painted ...

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in New York

Jan 29, 2014

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in New York

Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents, has died at the age of 94. Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, said his grandfather died peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. Monday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he ...

'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies

Jan 17, 2014

'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Ruth Robinson Duccini dies

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie remains alive. Duccini died ...