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U.S. television broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at age 99

Jul 02 2020

Hugh Downs, whose congeniality and authoritative manner allowed him to move between the world of game shows and U.S. network news, has died at the age of 99, the Arizona school named after him said on Thursday.

U.S. television broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at age 99

Jul 02 2020

Hugh Downs, whose congeniality and authoritative manner allowed him to move between the world of game shows and U.S. network news, has died at the age of 99, the Arizona school named after him said on Thursday.

'Seinfeld' star Jerry Stiller dies aged 92, son Ben pays tribute

May 11 2020

NEW YORK Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television's most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms "Seinfeld" and "The King of Queens," has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday. | Video

Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller dies aged 92, son Ben pays tribute

May 11 2020

* Stiller and Anne Meara made 36 appearances on 'Ed Sullivan'

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Little Richard dies at age 87

May 09 2020

Little Richard, the self-proclaimed "architect of rock 'n' roll" who built his ground-breaking sound with a boiling blend of boogie-woogie, rhythm and blues and gospel, died on Saturday at the age of 87. | Video

Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures', dies at 101

Feb 24 2020

Katherine Johnson, the black woman whose mathematical genius took her from a behind-the-scenes job in a segregated NASA as portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" to a key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday at the age of 101, NASA said.

Kirk Douglas, Hollywood's tough guy on screen and off, dead at 103

Feb 05 2020

Kirk Douglas, the cleft-chinned movie star who fought gladiators, cowboys and boxers on the screen and the Hollywood establishment, died on Wednesday at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas said.

Ram Dass, psychedelic drug pioneer, dies at home aged 88

Dec 23 2019

Ram Dass, who in the 1960s joined Timothy Leary in promoting psychedelic drugs as the path to inner enlightenment before undergoing a spiritual rebirth he spelled out in the influential book "Be Here Now," died at home on Sunday. He was 88 years old.

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