Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist and organizer who helped secure the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, died Wednesday. She was 104. »
Clothing designer Arnold Scaasi, who dressed Barbra Streisand and Barbara Bush, Mary Tyler Moore and Joan Crawford, has died at 85. “I am definitely not a minimalist!” he explained of his approach. “Clothes with some adornment are more interesting to look at and more fun to wear.” »
On Thursday, an alligator was seen slithering around New York City in search of a home and a purpose in life. He or she has died. »
Omar Sharif, the actor best known for his starring roles in classics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Funny Girl, has died, sources close to the performer confirm. He was 83 years old.
Donald Featherstone, a man with the perfect name for the legacy he left on this earth, has died at the age of 79. Featherstone designed the plastic lawn flamingo, one of earth’s most useless, beloved and beautiful tchotchkes.
Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee, star of The Lord of the Rings films, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun and the Star Wars prequels, has passed away at the age of 93. »
Mary Ellen Mark, 75, passed away in New York City Monday. During her 40-year career, Mark photographed lepers, circus performers, street kids, hustlers, Gypsies, addicts, and anyone who, in her words, “didn’t have the best breaks in life.” »
Ellen Albertini Dow, the only reason to watch The Wedding Singer more than 10 times a year has laid down her last sick rhyme. The actress, who appeared on every show you’ve ever seen —including The Golden Girls, Hannah Montana, and Scrubs — died yesterday at age 101. She leaves behind not only the best performance in… »
Renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, whose works include Salesman and the Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter, passed away Thursday night at 88. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his most famous documentary Grey Gardens, a strange and intimate look inside the lives of famed eccentrics Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale… »
Author Colleen McCullough has died at 77. Her multi-part "Masters of Rome" saga has been much praised, but it's The Thorn Birds she'll be remembered for. »
In a new interview, a co-star of the late Robin Williams explained how the actor and comedian used his unique comedy talents to help him ask a girl to the prom. »
The death of bUtTeRfLy cLiP sWaG eMpORiUm Delia's, also known as dELIA*S, has been on the horizon for years now, and now, like a beloved dog in his good life's winter, Delia's is dead. The company, whose stock is selling at around a penny a share, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shutter all its… »