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In Memory of Prince: 1958-2016 (Updated)

Diminutive and audacious, Prince was known for his daring lyrics, androgynous appearance, and musical prowess. Fusing funk, R&B, soul, rock, and pop, it was the 1984 film Purple Rain which was accompanied by the album of the same name that solidified his legendary status, earning an Academy Award for Best Original Song. A 7-time Grammy […]

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In Memory of Garry Shandling: 1949-2016

Known for his dry and often biting wit, Shandling made his mark on late 1980s-1990s cable television with It’s Garry Shandling’s Show followed by the even more popular The Larry Sanders Show. One of Johnny Carson’s favorite guest hosts, Emmy-winner Shandling excelled, though, at stand-up, where his low-key, sardonic approach to humor won him fans around […]

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In Memory of Alan Rickman: 1946-2016

Most known today for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman was a multi-talented, very diverse British actor.  From playing ultimate baddies (Hans Gruber in Die Hard and the best ever Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) to sweet, sentimentalists (A Little Chaos, which he also directed), Rickman could […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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