Alan Young, an Emmy Award-winning comic actor best remembered for playing Wilbur, the human sidekick and wonky owner of a talking palomino horse in the 1960s television sitcom “Mister Ed,” died May 19 at the Motion Picture & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California. He was 96.
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Morley Safer, the Canadian-bred television journalist who contributed wit and worldliness to CBS News’s flagship “60 Minutes” program for more than 40 years, has died. He was 84.
Coca-Cola’s television ad featuring the infectious “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” and considered by many to be “the world’s most famous ad,” first took America by storm in 1971. Last May, it filled American homes once more as the finale scene in AMC’s long-running “Mad Men.” But, popular as the show was, Don Draper didn’t write that jingle. Its true author was Bill Backer, who died Friday in Warrenton, Va., at 89.
Grammy winner and legendary songwriter Guy Clark, 74, has died, his family said Tuesday.
Daniel Tully, a former Merrill Lynch & Co. chairman and chief executive officer who spoke out as both critic and cheerleader as the firm tried to weather the 2008 mortgage crisis, has died. He was 84.
The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a writer, teacher and longtime opponent of U.S. military involvement abroad, whose repeated acts of civil disobedience put him at odds with his government and the Roman Catholic Church but made him a major figure among advocates for peace and social justice, died April 30 at a Jesuit residence at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. He was 94.
Madeleine Sherwood, a distinguished Canadian-born character actress who played saints and sinners on Broadway and TV and who endured blacklisting in the 1950s and a prison term in the 1960s for her civil rights activism, died April 23 at her home in Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec. She was 93.
Lonnie Mack, a guitarist and singer whose early 1960s instrumental hits “Memphis” and “Wham!” influenced a generation of guitarists and whose singular mix of blues, country and gospel inspired performers such as Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band and Danny Gatton, died April 21 in Nashville. He was 74.
“I was sitting at the Yak and Yeti bar of the Royal Hotel, and the prince mistook me for someone else.”
LOS ANGELES — Chyna, who rose to fame as a female wrestler and actress, was found dead Wednesday in her Redondo Beach home, her manager said.