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    Bosco -- no relation to the chocolate syrup -- appeared in several Broadway plays including King Lear, Twelfth Night and Finian's Rainbow, in several tv series including Tribeca, Damages and Law & Order, and in 38 movies including Trading Places, The Money Pit, Three Men & A Baby, My Best Friend's Wedding and Children Of A Lesser God. Whew!

    Tony-winning character actor Philip Bosco dead at 88

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/o...osco-dead.html

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    Burton became a professional jazz trombonist at age 11. He played on albums by Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine, Johnnie Ray, André Previn, Hoagy Carmichael, Nat "King" Cole, the Ink Spots and others. He also played on dozens of tv commercials and movie soundtracks and co-starred in the tv series Baskets and The Cool Kids.

    Roger V. Burton, jazz trombonist and television actor, dies at 90

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/ro...v3AS?ocid=AMZN

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    Robinson, the son of folk singer-songwriter Earl Robinson, recorded 11 albums as a bandleader and performed on more than 60 albums for artists such as Dave Brubeck, Archie Shepp, Stanley Clarke, John Fischer and Buzzy Linhart.

    Jazz clarinetist Perry Robinson dies at 80

    http://www.freejazzblog.org/2018/12/...r-17-1938.html

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    The Buzzcocks formed in 1976 in Bolton, England. They've released nine studio albums, five live albums, 10 EPs and 24 singles. Among their best-known songs are Promises, Harmony In My Head, Ever Fallen In Love and Everybody's Happy Nowadays.

    Buzzcocks lead singer/guitarist Pete Shelley dies at 63

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46476369

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    Rossovich played for the Eagles, Chargers and Oilers before becoming an actor and stuntman in 1977. He appeared on several tv shows and in several movies, including Night Shift, Avenging Angel, The Main Event, The Sting II and The Long Riders. His brother Rick is also an actor and has appeared in Top Gun, Spellbinder, Future Shock, The Terminator and many other movies and tv shows.

    Tim Rossovich, actor and former USC football player, dies at 72

    https://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/l...207-story.html

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    The Australian band The Strangers were together from 1961 to 1975 and specialized in remakes of US pop hits including Fever, Elenore, In My Room, Fun Fun Fun, Cool Jerk, Paperback Writer, Proud Mary, Good Vibrations and I Say A Little Prayer. Weiland left the group in 1970 and joined The Mixtures, who had a #2 Australian hit and #44 US hit with The Pushbike Song in 1971.

    Fred Weiland of The Mixtures and The Strangers dies of lung cancer at 75

    http://www.noise11.com/news/freddy-w...ed-75-20181210

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    Epstein played Lucky the slave in the original 1956 Broadway production of Waiting For Godot. In 1991, Epstein voiced the bookseller in Disney's Beauty & The Beast. His final acting role was in the 2016 movie Year By The Sea.

    Alvin Epstein, actor, director and master of Samuel Beckett plays, dies at 93

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/o...tein-dead.html

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    The news of Elvis Presley's death spread worldwide in just a couple of hours. The news of Michael Jackson's death spread worldwide in just a few minutes. Sondra Locke died November 3 and the news wasn't reported until today, 40 days later. Somethin' ain't right!

    Actress/director Sandra Locke dies at 74

    https://variety.com/2018/film/news/s...er-1203089402/

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    Wilson won three Grammy awards and in 1974-75 hosted a musical variety series on NBC-TV. Among her hits: How Glad I Am, I Wanna Be With You, Peace Of Mind and Face It Girl It's Over.

    Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news...D=ansmsnnews11

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    The first hit single to feature Joe Osborn on bass was Dale Hawkins' Susie Q in 1957. Osborn played on more than 200 top-40 pop hits and more than 400 top-40 country hits by artists including Johnny Rivers, Tommy Roe, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Rick Nelson, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Buffett, Eddie Rabbitt, Hank Williams Jr., Simon & Garfunkel, America, the Monkees, the Carpenters, the Association, the Beach Boys, the Grass Roots, the Mamas & The Papas, the 5th Dimension, the Partridge Family and Gary Lewis & The Playboys. Whew!

    Joe Osborn, Wrecking Crew bassist, dies at 81

    https://variety.com/2018/music/news/...el-1203090975/

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