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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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  • Oct 3, 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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  • Jul 23, 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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  • Jul 14, 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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  • Jul 1, 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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  • Jun 20, 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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  • Jun 7, 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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  • Jun 5, 2013

R.I.P. Jean Stapleton, a sitcom star informed by feminist theory

Edith Bunker may have been a housewife "still in bondage," the late actress said, but she would have supported women's rights.

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  • Jun 3, 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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  • May 21, 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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  • May 14, 2013
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