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    Orson Bean, born Dallas Frederick Burrows, starred in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter on Broadway, was a longtime panelist on To Tell The Truth, co-starred on Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Fernwood 2Nite and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and appeared on The Tonight Show more than 200 times. His wife, Alley Mills, co-starred on The Wonder Years and The Bold & the Beautiful.

    Orson Bean, actor and guest on TV game shows, dies at 91

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/08/us/ac...-91/index.html

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    Conrad appeared in several movies including Young Dillinger, The Lady In Red and Jingle All The Way and starred in the tv series Hawaiian Eye, The Wild Wild West, The D.A. and Baa Baa Black Sheep. He also released several records for Warner Bros. in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His vocal coach was Dick Marx, the father of singer Richard Marx.

    Robert Conrad, star of television series The Wild Wild West, dies at 84

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebri...-84/ar-BBZNgR0

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    Among Kelly's Broadway credits: Something More, The Dozens and Sophisticated Ladies. She appeared in 15 movies including Sweet Charity, Soylent Green and The Andromeda Strain. On television, she appeared in episodes of Amen, Kojak, Cannon, Good Times, Night Court (12 episodes), Santa Barbara (24 episodes), Sanford & Son, The Golden Girls and other series.

    Broadway and film actress Paula Kelly dies at 76

    https://www.broadwayworld.com/articl...at-76-20200209

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    Coleman played Eric Brown in Nanny McPhee (2005) and appeared in It's Alive, Edward's Turmoil and The Fourth Kind (all 2009). At the 2010 British Independent Film Festival, he won an award for Best Young Actor. He was also a conservationist and climate activist and held a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Manchester.

    Raphaƫl Coleman, child star of Nanny McPhee, dies at 25

    https://variety.com/2020/film/obitua...ee-1203500360/

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    Mays was a member of Woody Herman's band prior to teaming with guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist/trumpeter Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb in 1977 to form the Pat Metheny Group. The group has gone through many lineup changes but Mays was a member from 1977 until his death. The Pat Metheny Group has released 11 studio albums and two live albums and won 11 Grammy awards. They also recorded the soundtrack to the 1985 spy film The Falcon & The Snowman, which included David Bowie's This Is Not America. Mays also released several solo albums and played on albums by Joni Mitchell, Bobby McFerrin, Rickie Lee Jones, Earth Wind & Fire and other artists.

    Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at 66

    https://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Not...567758491.html

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    Shabalala founded the South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1960 and served as the group's musical director. (Ladysmith was his home town; "mambazo" is the Zulu word for "axe.") They've released 65 albums and ten compilation CDs and they've won five Grammy awards. They backed up Paul Simon on his 1986 CD Graceland and have also recorded with Des'ree, David Guetta and B*Witched.

    Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...a-15046517.php

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    Willie Nelson had a #62 country hit in 1971 with Me & Paul. In 1985, he reached #14 with a new version of the song. "Paul" was Paul English, Willie's drummer and gun-toting bodyguard. He also appeared in Willie's 1986 Western movie Red Headed Stranger.

    Paul English, Willie Nelson's longtime drummer, dies at 87

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...d-obit-951669/

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    Harris worked as a session drummer in Memphis in the 1950s and early '60s. He appeared in several episodes of Hee Haw, in the movies Final Chapter: Walking Tall and W.W. & The Dixie Dancekings and the made-for-tv movie The Last Days Of Frank & Jesse James.

    Legendary rodeo clown Lecile Harris dies at 83

    https://www.meridianstar.com/news/lo...daa640425.html

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    Cohen played Miranda's housekeeper Magda in 13 episodes of HBO's Sex & The City and in two Sex & The City movies. She also had recurring roles in Damages, Nurse Jackie and Law & Order and appeared in dozens of other tv shows and movies including NYPD Blue, Invincible, Munich (as Golda Meir), The Station Agent and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

    Lynn Cohen, Sex & The City actress and veteran Broadway performer, dies at 86

    https://www.thewrap.com/lynn-cohen-s...er-dies-at-86/

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    After Waligwa was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, Queen Of Katwe director Mira Nair raised funds to pay for surgery and radiotherapy. Waligwa recovered in 2017 but the tumor returned last December and ultimately took her life. Only 15. How sad.

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, actor in Disney's biographical drama Queen Of Katwe, dies at 15

    https://variety.com/2020/film/news/n...es-1203505360/

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