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Everybody Loves Raymond Star Doris Roberts Dead at 90

Roberts won 5 Emmys in wide-ranging career

(Newser) - Doris Roberts, who played the much-loved mother on Everybody Loves Raymond and enjoyed a diverse career for more than 60 years, died Sunday in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. She was 90 years old. The winner of five Emmys (four on Raymond and one on St. Elsewhere), Roberts acted in an... More »

Beau Charged in Bollywood Star's Suicide

Rahul Raj Singh faces abetment, assault charges

(Newser) - The boyfriend of a Bollywood actress found hanged in her Mumbai home on Friday may have had a hand in her death. Police say actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh has been charged with assault, criminal intimidation, and abetment to the suicide of Pratyusha Banerjee, the lead actress in the Indian TV... More »

Patty Duke Dead at 69

She won an Oscar at 16

(Newser) - Actress Patty Duke is dead at age 69, reports TMZ . Though she won an Oscar at 16 for her portrayal of Helen Keller in the Miracle Worker, Duke might be better known for her starring role in the 1960s sitcom, the Patty Duke Show, in which she played identical cousins.... More »

Actress Chops Off Hair, Tells of Own Childhood Cancer

'It's not what makes you beautiful,' says Clare Bowen

(Newser) - When Nashville star Clare Bowen debuted her new pixie cut on Facebook, several reactions were along this line: "NO!!!!!!!" After she shared the reason behind the move, however, warm reactions are pouring in. Bowen explains she was diagnosed with end-stage nephroblastoma as a child and lost her hair... More »

Movie Star Maureen O'Hara Dies at 95

She starred in How Green Was My Valley and Miracle on 34th Street

(Newser) - Maureen O'Hara, the flame-haired Irish movie star who appeared in classics ranging from the grim How Green Was My Valley to the uplifting Miracle on 34th Street and bantered unforgettably with John Wayne in several films has died. She was 95. O'Hara died in her sleep at her... More »

You've Probably Never Heard of the No. 4-Paid Actress

Hello, Fan Bingbing

(Newser) - The top-earning actress over the last year is no surprise at all: Jennifer Lawrence easily tops Forbes ' new list with $52 million. More interesting is Melissa McCarthy, who finds herself at No. 3 at $23 million—in addition to movies such as Spy and Tammy, she also launched a... More »

'80s Can't Buy Me Love Star Dies at 43

Amanda Peterson found dead in Colorado of unknown causes

(Newser) - Amanda Peterson, who starred as cheerleader Cindy Mancini in the 1987 rom-com Can't Buy Me Love, has been found dead in her apartment in Greeley, Colo. She was 43. While the official cause of death isn't known, Peterson's dad tells TMZ "she had some illness and... More »

Sesame Street Losing 44-Year Veteran This Season

Sonia Manzano, who plays Maria, to take on 'new endeavors'

(Newser) - "It's the end of an era on Sesame Street," reports CNN . Sonia Manzano, who plays Fix-It Shop owner Maria, is retiring from the show after 44 years. Manzano, who made the announcement at the American Library Association Annual Conference this week, first appeared on the series in... More »

Ben Stiller on Mom's Death

Actor tweets about Anne Meara's passing for first time

(Newser) - Ben Stiller spoke out for the first time today on the death of his mother, Anne Meara , reports USA Today . "Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," her son tweeted . "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her... More »

Anne Meara Dead at 85

Renowned actress thrived in film, TV for 60 years

(Newser) - Comedian and actress Anne Meara, whose career took off with husband Jerry Stiller and thrived in its own right for decades, died yesterday at age 85, the AP reports. The family gave no further details. Meara and her husband made waves appearing as Stiller & Meara on programs including the... More »

Partridge Family Daughter 'Tracy' Dead at 52

Suzanne Crough found in her home in Nevada

(Newser) - The youngest daughter of TV's Partridge Family is dead, reports TMZ . The body of 52-year-old Suzanne Crough, who played tambourine-playing Tracy, was found last night in her home in Laughlin, Nevada, near Vegas. The cause is unclear, and an autopsy is scheduled. Crough was married with two children, one... More »

'Miss Marple' Dies at 82

Britain's Geraldine McEwan had long acting career

(Newser) - The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles, including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died yesterday... More »

Star of Fellini's La Dolce Vita Dies at 83

Anita Ekberg best known for iconic dip in Trevi Fountain

(Newser) - Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and '60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in La Dolce Vita, has died. She was 83. Ekberg's lawyer Patrizia Ubaldi confirmed she died in Rome this morning following a series of illnesses. She had been... More »

Actress Sentenced to 26 Years Over TV Scene

Veena Malik, her husband, and 2 others convicted of blasphemy in Pakistan

(Newser) - A Pakistani court disliked a segment on a TV show so much that it sentenced a Bollywood actress, her husband, and two others to prison for 26 years for blasphemy, reports the Independent . The trouble began when Veena Malik and her new husband appeared on a live daytime show on... More »

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Star Dies

Marcia Strassman battled breast cancer for 7 years

(Newser) - An actress known to one generation as Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on Welcome Back, Kotter and to another as the mom in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids has died after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. Marcia Strassman died Saturday at home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.; she was 66,... More »

Actress Killed by Falling Tree While Bicycling

Chicago mourns Molly Glynn, Bernie Yvon

(Newser) - The Chicago theater community is mourning two stars who died within hours of each other over the weekend. Beloved theater actress and Chicago Fire cast member Molly Glynn died in the hospital on Saturday, the day after she was hit by a falling tree during a sudden thunderstorm, reports the... More »

Broadway Will Turn Down Lights for Lauren Bacall

And did so last night for Robin Williams

(Newser) - Broadway will turn down the lights for a minute tomorrow night in homage to one of its own, Lauren Bacall. Saluting the actress's "distinct presence on stage and screen during a career that spanned decades," the Broadway League's executive director said that "along with her... More »

'Brassy' Broadway Star Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

TV viewers will know her best as Jack Donaghy's mother

(Newser) - The phrase "Broadway legend" is getting heavy use today with the death of 89-year-old Elaine Stritch. Modern TV viewers might know her best as Jack Donaghy's mom on 30 Rock, but Stritch made her name on the stage, reports Entertainment Tonight . As the New York Times puts it,... More »

Actress, Civil Rights Agitator Ruby Dee Dead at 91

She and late husband, Ossie Davis, were fixtures on civil rights scene

(Newser) - Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television, and film, has died at age 91. Dee, who frequently acted alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, was surrounded by family and friends at her home in New Rochelle, NY. Her long... More »

Shirley Temple Dead at 85

Remains youngest Oscar-winner ever

(Newser) - Famed child actress Shirley Temple died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 85, her family says. She passed away at her home in Woodside, Calif., "surrounded by her family and caregivers." Born in 1928, Temple soared to fame in the 1930s; she was three when she... More »

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