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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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Remembering Huell Howser, California TV Legend

For those outside the state of California, Huell Howser, who passed away late Sunday night, might be something of a mystery. There's a chance you saw him on 'Tracy Takes On ... Hollywood,' or heard his voice on an episode of 'The Simpsons.' Southern Californians, however, are surely familiar with his self-produced travelogues of the state, which aired on KCET in Los Angeles, in all their incarnations -- 'California's Gold,' 'Visiting ... with Huell Howser' and 'California's Water,' to name a few.

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LP Pioneer Howard H. Scott Dead at 92

He may not have been a household name, but Howard H. Scott had a lot to do with the way several generations of music fans experienced the work of their favorite artists -- and he helped revolutionize the record industry along the way.

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Guitarist ‘Big Jim’ Sullivan Dead at 71

British session guitarist Jim Sullivan has passed away after a long period of poor health. He was 71 years old. He played on over 1,000 chart hits -- including 55 No. 1 singles -- during his vibrant career, in addition to working with a who's who of classic rock royalty.

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Watch Tom Hanks’ Touching and Funny Eulogy for Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest yesterday in Los Angeles and a number of his friends were on hand to share their memories of the larger-than-life actor including Jay Leno, Holly Robinson-Peete, Stevie Wonder and his ‘Green Mile’ co-star Tom Hanks. Below you can watch Hanks speak lovingly about his favorite Michael Clarke Duncan story, which had the audience laughing.

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Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.

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‘M*A*S*H’ and ‘Dragnet’ Star Harry Morgan Dead at 96 [VIDEO]

One of television’s most prolific and longest working actors has died.

Harry Morgan, best remembered for playing Joe Friday’s partner on “Dragnet” and the kindly military surgeon Col. Sherman T. Potter on the hit sitcom ‘M*A*S*H,’ passed away Wednesday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96 years old.

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Former Jimi Hendrix Collaborator Jimmy Norman Dies

Rhythm-and-blues singer Jimmy Norman — who worked with Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley early in their careers and was a battle over songwriting credit for ‘Time Is on My Side,’ which the Rolling Stones turned into a Top 10 hit in 1964 — died earlier this month in New York at the age of 84.

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Was Robert Wagner Responsible for Natalie Wood’s Death? [VIDEO]

Thirty years after her death by drowning on Southern California’s Catalina Island, questions remain about the mysterious demise of actress Natalie Wood — and now a boat captain is alleging he knows what happened.

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UPDATE – Andy Rooney’s College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack at Memorial Service

UPDATE — Despite a previous report by TMZ on the death of Andy Rooney’s college roommate Bob Ruthman at the memorial service of the ’60 Minutes’ icon, Ruthman was later revived.

Rooney’s son Brian stood up on a chair and pronounced Ruthman dead after the man suffered a heart attack. However, FDNY was able to resuscitate Ruthman once at New York hospital and he is currently in intensive care.

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‘Family Circus’ Cartoonist Bil Keane Dies at 89

Bil Keane, who drew the one-panel cartoon ‘Family Circus’ for more than 50 years, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at the age of 89.

‘Family Circus,’ which runs in 1,500 American newspapers, uses humor and traditional family values to chronicle the life and times of a clan with four kids, two harried parents, and three household pets.

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‘Willy Wonka’ Actor Leonard Stone Dies at Age 87

Leonard Stone, who played the fast-talking father of Violet Beauregarde in 1971′s ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ died of cancer on Wednesday just shy of his 88th birthday.

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