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    Huey, born Lawrence Franks Jr., reached #2 on Billboard's rap chart and #6 on both the Hot 100 and the R&B chart in 2007 with Pop, Lock & Drop It. Among his other hits – he released only two albums – are When I Hustle, PaYow! and Nobody Loves The Hood.

    Rapper Huey, known for Pop, Lock & Drop It, dies in shooting outside St. Louis

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...tside-n1232242

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    Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld founded Red Hour Productions in 1999. The name came from one of Stiller's favorite Star Trek episodes, "The Return Of The Archons" (1967), which featured the inhabitants of Beta-III taking part in an annual festival, a night of violence and destruction beginning at 6 PM, which is known as the Red Hour. Cornfeld produced Blades Of Glory and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, served as executive producer for several television series including Burning Love, The Birthday Boy, The Meltdown, Another Period and Big Time In Hollywood FL and had roles in seven films including Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

    Stuart Cornfeld, producer of Tropic Thunder, Dodgeball and Zoolander, dies at 67

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/s...er-1234692034/

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    Jiles learned to play guitar at age nine, led Buck Owens' band in the 1960s and co-wrote songs for Patsy Cline, Carl Belew, Porter Wagoner, Janie Fricke, Norma Jean, T. Texas Tyler and other artists.

    Charles Lawton Jiles, longtime Upland resident and singer/songwriter, dies at 90

    https://www.pe.com/2020/06/26/charle...er-dies-at-90/

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    Carr released four solo albums and was half of the 1970s duo LeBlanc & Carr who had hits with Falling, Midnight Light and Something About You. Carr played lead guitar on hundreds of recordings by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, Boz Scaggs, Joan Baez, José Feliciano and others.

    Legendary Muscle Shoals guitarist Pete Carr dead at 70

    https://www.al.com/news/2020/06/lege...ead-at-70.html

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    Lionel Frederick "Freddy" Cole was the brother of Ike Cole and Nat "King" Cole and the uncle of Natalie Cole. He began playing piano at age six, studied at Juilliard and the New England Conservatory of Music, released 37 albums and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Among his best-known songs are Black Coffee, Whispering Grass, It's Christmas Time and The Joke Is Me.

    Jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole dies at 88

    https://jazz.fm/freddy-cole-obituary...inger-pianist/

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    Into The Night was a hit in 1980 and again in 1989. Mardones recorded a new version of the song in 2012. Among his other hits: Hometown Girls, I Need A MIracle, I Want It All and a duet with Katrina Carlson, I Know You By Heart.

    Benny Mardones, Into The Night singer-songwriter, dead at 73

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/c...-night-dead-73

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    Reiner was a writer and sketch comic on Sid Caesar's Your Show Of Shows, 1954-57, and Caesar's Hour, 1954-57. Reiner and Mel Brooks formed a comedy duo in 1960. They were famous for their "2000-year-old man" sketches and recorded five albums, the most recent in 1997. Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show and appeared in 32 episodes as Alan Brady. He also directed 15 movies, won nine Emmy awards and had roles in 23 films including Oh God, Fatal Instinct, Ocean's Eleven and Gidget Goes Hawaiian. Whew!

    Carl Reiner, longtime comedy legend, dies at 98

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/enter...bit/index.html

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    Mandel (music) and Paul Francis Webster (lyrics) won a Grammy and an Oscar for The Shadow Of Your Smile, the love theme from the 1965 Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor movie The Sandpiper. Mandel (music) and Mike Altman (lyrics) wrote Suicide Is Painless, the theme song of the 1970 movie M*A*S*H. It was sung in the movie by Walter Waldowski (John Schuck). An instrumental version was used as the theme song of the 1972-83 M*A*S*H television series. Altman is the son of director Robert Altman.

    Famed Hollywood composer Johnny Mandel dies at 94

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...-composer-dies

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    Hicks appeared in 29 feature films and shorts including Darkman, Intruder, Maniac Cop, The Demolitionist, Spider-Man 2 and Oz The Great & Powerful.

    Danny Hicks, Evil Dead II star, dies at 68

    https://www.horrorgeeklife.com/2020/...ar-dies-at-68/

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    Hugh Downs was the announcer for Kukla, Fran & Ollie and The Tonight Show with Jack Paar, hosted Concentration from 1958 to 1969, co-hosted NBC's Today from 1962 to 1971, anchored ABC's 20/20 from 1978 to 1999, hosted PBS' Live From Lincoln Center from 1990 to 1996 and hosted the PBS talk show Over Easy. Whew!

    Legendary broadcaster Hugh Downs dies at 99

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