(This August 26 story corrects in 25th paragraph to say Marsha Mason was nominated for "Goodbye Girl" Oscar but did not win.) | Video
Aug 26 U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became
one of Broadway's most prolific and popular playwrights as he
combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as "The
Odd Couple," "The Goodbye Girl" and "Lost in Yonkers," died on
Sunday at the age of 91, the New York Times reported, citing his
Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. | Video
Joe Jackson, the patriarch of an American musical dynasty who started his son Michael, daughter Janet, and the Jackson 5 on the road to stardom but also verbally and physically abused them, has died at the age of 89, his family said on Wednesday. | Video
WASHINGTON Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said. | Video
WASHINGTON, June 21 Pulitzer Prize winner
Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become
one of the leading conservative political commentators in the
U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington
Post and Fox News said.
Dick Tuck, the one-time Democratic Party operative who made a career of political pranks and subterfuge, specializing in tormenting Richard Nixon, has died at the age of 94, his longtime friend Lorraine Glicksman said.
Tom Wolfe, an early practitioner of "new journalism" who captured the mood and culture of America across five decades with books including "The Bonfire of the Vanities," "The Right Stuff," and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," has died at the age of 88, his agent said. | Video
U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said. | Video
Sportscaster Keith Jackson, who brought a folksy, excitable demeanor and down-home exclamations such as "Whoa, Nellie!" to 40 seasons of play-by-play calling as the authoritative voice of college football for ABC Sports, died at age 89, his employer ABC reported on Saturday.