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Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 10/03/2013

R.I.P., Tom Clancy, who had some strong opinions about Congress, among other things

“If $120,000 a year is the best job you’ve ever had, you haven’t really done very much.”

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Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 07/23/2013

R.I.P., Dennis Farina, the star who lived in the real world

Unlike most, this tough-guy actor had "lived a life" before stumbling into movies, with a long career as a cop.

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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 07/14/2013

R.I.P., Cory Monteith, an overnight star who was open about his struggles

The actor, dead at 31, always seemed cheerfully self-aware about the ironies of his sudden "Glee" fame.

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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/01/2013

R.I.P., Bert Stern, the Mad Man photographer who got Marilyn to loosen up

If you've ever seen the photos, you've naturally wondered if anything ever happened there. . .

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Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 06/20/2013

R.I.P., James Gandolfini, the tough-guy star ready for a role change

Legendary as Tony Soprano, the actor was ready to stop playing thugs. "I'm getting older, too. I don't want to be beating people up as much."

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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 06/07/2013

R.I.P., Esther Williams, the aqua-movie star who invited you to dive in (video)

Burst eardrums and cracked vertebrae told a different story, but the champion swimmer turned movie star sure made it look delicious

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Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/05/2013

R.I.P. Deacon Jones, the defensive lineman who had a way with words

And he left behind a Miller Lite ad, spoofing his own tough-guy image, that will stir your '70s beer commercial nostalgia.

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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/21/2013

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek, the Doors keyboardist who got the big picture

The organ player's take on the past -- whether it was on the idealism of the '60s or playing second fiddle to Jim Morrison -- was shrewd and vivid.

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Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/14/2013

R.I.P., Dr. Joyce Brothers, the TV shrink who inspired an industry

A petite young psychology PhD who famously nailed "The $64,000 Question" on boxing at the height of 1950s quiz-show mania, Brothers went on to a career as a go-to multimedia mental-health expert.

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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/10/2013

R.I.P. Ottavio Missoni, the father of Italian fashion

The 92-year-old lived a soap-opera life of success, grandeur and tragedy and left behind some profound thoughts about color and some good advice about cocktail parties.

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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/09/2013

R.I.P. Jeanne Cooper, the soap star who was a facelift pioneer

Far from trying to conceal her 1984 facelift, she had it written into the storyline, so that her grand dame character got one at the same time.

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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 04/26/2013

R.I.P., George Jones, the country star who lived his songs

If fans felt like they knew him, scars and all, because of his songs, well, that was all right with him.

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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 04/23/2013

R.I.P. Richie Havens, the folk singer who rose to the occasion

Why did his Woodstock performance last three hours? Because all the follow-up acts were stuck in traffic.

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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/15/2013

R.I.P., Maria Tallchief, the ballet superstar from an Oklahoma reservation

The prima ballerina was proud of her Osage roots -- resisting pressure to change a name the ballet world found exotic -- but didn't want to be defined by them either.

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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/13/2013

R.I. P., Jonathan Winters, who found humor closer to home

Early in his career, a janitor gave the comedian some advice that transformed his routine.

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Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/09/2013

R.I.P., Annette Funicello, the teen star who kept it clean

The Mouseketeer, who died Monday, recalled the fashion advice she got from Mr. Walt Disney when she graduated to beach movies.

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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/08/2013

R.I.P., Lilly Pulitzer, the socialite who invented the housewife-mod look

How a nervous breakdown propelled a society matron to find her bliss and launch a 1960s fashion revolution.

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