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Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten, RN, addresses personnel aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3) at Trincomalee, Ceylon. Adm. Mountbatten (center) on flight deck. (credit: Wayne Miller/Department of Defense)

World War II Photo/Documentarian Wayne Miller Dies At 94

Wayne F. Miller, who produced some of the most indelible combat images of World War II & created a ground-breaking series of portraits, has died…

05/22/2013

Ray Harryhausen (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Filmmakers Pay Tribute To Visual Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen, a master of movie special effects whose work was beloved by fantasy film lovers & influenced industry heavyweights such as the “Star Wars” filmmakers, has died…

05/07/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier, Victim Of Vader, Dies

Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died. He was 66…

04/17/2013

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Groundbreaking Improv Comic Jonathan Winters Dies

Comedian Jonathan Winters, whose breakneck improvisations inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others, has died at age 87…

04/12/2013

Annette Funicello (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Beloved Actress, Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Dead At 70

Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon on a string of ’60s movies, died Monday. She was 70…

04/08/2013

Les Blank (credit: Petr Novák/Wikipedia Commons)

Acclaimed Documentary Maker Les Blank Dies At 77

Acclaimed documentary maker, Les Blank, who focused his camera on cultural corners ranging from blues music, to garlic lovers, died Sunday at his home in Berkeley…

04/07/2013

Notable Deaths 2013

Famed Movie Critic Roger Ebert Dies

Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70…

04/04/2013

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Calistoga Vintner Who Beat French, Boosted Wine Industry Dies At 86

James Barrett, a vintner whose superb wines boosted the international reputation of the California wine industry, has died. He was 86.

03/20/2013

Pat Derby (credit: Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

‘Flipper,’ ‘Lassie’ Trainer-Turned Activist Dies

Pat Derby, former Hollywood trainer for Flipper, Lassie and other performing animals who devoted her life to protecting them – has died…

02/18/2013

(L-R) Yoda, Stuart Freeborn & Irvin Kershner (credit: Lucasfilm)

Stuart Freeborn, ‘Star Wars’ Makeup Artist, Dies

Stuart Freeborn, a pioneering movie makeup artist behind creatures such as Yoda and Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films, has died. He was 98…

02/06/2013

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