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    Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll by Vaughan Mason & Crew – Jerome Bell was the lead singer – reached #5 on the R&B chart, #38 on the disco chart and #81 on the Hot 100 in 1981. Seven years later, Mason and his new group Raze had a #24 R&B hit with Break 4 Love.

    Vaughan Mason, oft-sampled Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll funk artist, dies at 69
    Daft Punk, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and others sampled producer's disco-funk tracks.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...d-obit-977911/

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    Two more actors have died from the COVID-19 virus.

    Jay Benedict, 68, appeared in Aliens, Victor/Victoria, Double Team, Star Wars Episode IV, The Dark Knight Rises and other films and had roles in more than 100 British television series and mini-series including co-starring as Army Major John Kieffer in Foyle's War, 2006-08.

    Forrest Compton, 94, played Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray on 41 episodes ofGomer Pyle, USMC, 1964-69, and attorney Mike Karr on 430 episodes of The Edge Of Night, 1971-84. He also appeared in episodes of Mannix, Hogan's Heroes, My Three Sons, That Girl, The FBI, The Twilight Zone, 77 Sunset Strip and other series.

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    The great white shark killed Mrs. Kintner's son and now COVID-19 has killed Mrs. Kintner. After she filmed Jaws in 1975, Lee Fierro and friend Mary Payne opened a children's theatre workshop in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Fierro reprised her role in the 1987 sequel Jaws: The Revenge.

    Lee Fierro, Jaws actor, dies of coronavirus at 91

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/l...us-1234571541/

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    Douglas played piano teacher Mrs. Starch in the 1962 film Lolita and played former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in ABC's 2006 miniseries The Path To 9/11. She also appeared in 65 episodes of Wind At My Back, voiced characters in 25 episodes of the Flash Gordon animated series and narrated 22 episodes of the Franklin animated series.

    Shirley Douglas, Canadian actor, activist and mother of Kiefer Sutherland, dies of pneumonia at 86

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/s...st-1234571552/

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    In addition to starring in 249 episodes of The Virginian, 1962-71, Drury played George Dodds in the 1960 Disney movie Pollyanna and appeared in multiple episodes of Gunsmoke, Lawman, The Rifleman, Wagon Train and other series.

    James Drury, star of NBC's long-running Western series The Virginian, dies at 85

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...85/2955966001/

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    Blackman appeared in several films including Shalako, Something Big, Tale Of The Mummy, Life At The Top, The Secret Of My Success and Bridget Jones' Diary but is probably best known for playing Auric Goldfinger's pilot Pussy Galore in the 1964 James Bond movie Goldfinger.

    Honor Blackman, star of Goldfinger and The Avengers, dies at 94

    https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/hono...ead-at-94.html

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    John Prine's first album was cleverly titled John Prine and reached #154 on the Billboard album chart in March 1972. His biggest album was The Tree Of Forgiveness, which reached #5 in April 2018. It and his 2016 album For Better Or Worse also reached #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. Among Prine's best-known songs: Paradise, Dear Abby, Summer's End, Sweet Revenge, In Spite Of Ourselves, Please Don't Bury Me, The Great Compromise and Knockin' On Your Screen Door.

    Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine dead of coronavirus complications at 73

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    In addition to illustrating more than 400 movie parodies in MAD, Drucker drew several covers for Time magazine, drew stories for the Bob Hope and War Stories comic books, illustrated the JFK and Ronald Reagan coloring books and drew the poster for the 1973 movie American Graffiti.

    MAD magazine cartoonist Mort Drucker dies at 91

    https://theweek.com/speedreads/90797...rucker-dies-91

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    Brock played harmonica alongside Jimmy Reed, Albert King, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Howlin' Wolf, Ike & Tina Turner and other artists. He owned three nightclubs and released five studio albums and two live albums.

    Legendary St. Louis blues musician Big George Brock has died at 88

    https://www.riverfronttimes.com/musi...t-88-years-old

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    Dixon, who was only 4'1" tall, played an Oompa-Loompa in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971), a dwarf in Flash Gordon (1980), a dwarf named Strutter in Time Bandits (1981) and Leektar the Ewok warrior in Return Of The Jedi (1983).

    Malcolm Dixon, diminutive actor who appeared in Return Of The Jedi and Time Bandits, dead at 66

    https://www.nydailynews.com/entertai...a5i-story.html

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