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.
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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.
Legendary musician Prince - one of the most popular, inventive and influential recording artists of his generation - died Thursday morning at his suburban Minnesota compound, his publicist said.
Doris Roberts, who played the nosy and overbearing mother to Ray Romano’s character on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died, the show’s former spokeswoman said Monday. She was 90.
Joe Freeman Britt, a flamboyant district attorney from North Carolina who notoriously and proudly wore the title of the country’s “deadliest prosecutor” by winning dozens of death-row convictions in his rural district, died April 6 in his home town of Lumberton, N.C. He was 80.
Nguyen Ngoc Bich, a Vietnamese emigre who directed the Vietnamese service of Radio Free Asia, translated and wrote about Vietnamese poets, and taught Vietnamese culture and literature, died March 2. He was 78.
Seymour Lazar, a flamboyant Hollywood lawyer who hobnobbed with his celebrity clients and who made and lost millions as a stock trader before pleading guilty to obstruction of justice at age 80, died March 30 at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was 88.
Gato Barbieri, an Argentine-born tenor saxophonist who became one of the first major Latin jazz stars with his steamy, Grammy Award-winning score to the 1972 film “Last Tango in Paris,” died April 2 at a hospital in New York City. He was 83.