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    Buck Henry, born Henry Zuckerman, was a regular on The New Steve Allen Show and That Was The Week That Was, co-created Get Smart with Mel Brooks and hosted 10 episodes of Saturday Night Live. Henry appeared in several tv episodes and in 42 movies including Eating Raoul, Catch 22, The Graduate and Grumpy Old Men.

    Buck Henry, co-creator of Get Smart, writer of The Graduate and co-director of Heaven Can Wait, dies at 89

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...042320310.html

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    Byrnes, born Edward Byrne Breitenberger, appeared in dozens of tv shows and movies including Maverick, Marjorie Morningstar, Up Periscope, Yellowstone Kelly, Back To The Beach and Troop Beverly Hills. He played tv dance show host Vince Fontaine in Grease and with Connie Stevens had a #4 hit in 1959 with Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb. "What's with this comb caper, baby? Why do you wanna latch onto my comb? Baby, you're the ginchiest!"

    Edd Byrnes, Kookie on 77 Sunset Strip, dies at 87

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...okie-77-938511

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    Peart played in an Ontario band called Hush before joining Rush in 1974. In 1983, Peart was named best rock drummer in Modern Drummer magazine's annual readers poll. He was also named best multi-percussionist and honored for best recorded performance and became the youngest drummer to be chosen for the Hall of Fame. He went on to win 30 more awards in the annual polls.

    Neil Peart, Rush drummer who set a new standard for rock virtuosity, dies at 67
    Hall of Fame drummer and lyricist succumbs to brain cancer.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...ituary-936221/

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    Singer/songwriter/guitarist Comstock led Bobby Comstock & The Counts, who had a 1959 hit with a version of Redd Stewart's Tennessee Waltz and a 1960 hit with a version of Hank Williams' Jambalaya. In 1963, they recorded Your Boyfriend's Back, an answer song to the Angels' My Boyfriend's Back. Among their other hits: Let's Stomp, I Want To Do It and The Garden Of Eden.

    Ithaca native and music legend Bobby Comstock dies at 78

    https://whcuradio.com/news/025520-le...legend-passes/

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    Hains, born in Melbourne, appeared in FX's American Horror Story, Amazon's Sneaky Pete and the Netflix series The OA. His mother, Jane Badler, starred in the 1983-85 NBC sci-fi series V.

    Harry Hains, American Horror Story actor, dead at 27

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/10/enter...ntl/index.html

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    Kirsch played Richard Ryan in 107 episodes of Highlander, 1992-98. He also appeared in episodes of Friends, JAG, Invincible and other series and operated Stan Kirsch Studios, an acting school in Los Angeles.

    Highlander actor Stan Kirsch dies by suicide at 51

    https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny...mvq-story.html

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    Caro was the son of flamenco guitarist Sarita Heredia, who released the album Flamenco Singing & Dancing in 1959. The Left Banke, formed in 1965 in New York City, had big hits with Walk Away Renee in 1966 and Pretty Ballerina in 1967.

    Left Banke lead singer Steve Martin Caro dies at 71

    https://bestclassicbands.com/steve-m...tuary-1-15-20/

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    Darrow was a member of The Dry City Scat Band, The Floggs and Kaleidoscope before joining the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1967. He played on the albums Rare Junk, Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy and Alive, then co-founded The Corvettes, who released two singles produced by Mike Nesmith and became Linda Ronstadt's touring band. Darrow also released ten solo albums.

    Former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band guitarist/mandolin player Chris Darrow dies at 75

    https://tasteofcountry.com/nitty-gri...s-darrow-dies/

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    Saxophonist Charlie Parker was nicknamed "Bird." Jimmy Heath earned the nickname "Little Bird." He released 18 albums as a bandleader and ten as a member of The Heath Brothers, a small group that included his brothers Percy and Albert. Heath also played on albums by Nancy Wilson, Cal Tjader, Herbie Mann, Donald Byrd, Nat Adderley and other artists.

    Jimmy Heath, jazz saxophonist who played with Miles Davis and Milt Jackson, dies at 93

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...-93/ar-BBZ7xFz

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    Olney, a folk singer and guitarist, released 20 studio albums and six live albums. Among his best-known songs are Border Town, Big Cadillac, You Never Know, When The Deal Comes Down and Postcard From Mexico. He also wrote songs for Steve Young, Kieran Kane, Mimi FariƱa, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and other artists.

    Singer David Olney dies at 71 during performance at Florida's 30A Songwriters Festival

    https://variety.com/2020/music/news/...al-1203472389/

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