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Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney, Dead at 93

Variety.com Author Carmel Dagan: Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific career…

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Country Radio Broadcasters Award Carrie Underwood “Artist Humanitarian”

Following in the footsteps of Big & Rich, country superstar Carrie Underwood was awarded the “Artist Humanitarian” Award during the opening ceremonies of the Country Radio Seminar Wednesday morning in Nashville. The award is handed out each year by Country Radio Broadcasters to the artist that best demonstrates dedication to charitable efforts. Following an incredibly…

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Master of Comedy Sid Caesar Dead at 91

From Variety writer Richard Natale: Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program “Your Show of Shows,” has died at 91. TV host Larry King announced the news on Twitter. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-minute live program:…

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Shirley Temple Black, Dead at 85

Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85. A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of natural causes. “She was surrounded by her family and caregivers,” the BBC…

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