Passed away aged 99

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Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert's television career is the earliest of any other performer. It began years before electronic television was introduced to the public. In June of 1936 Eddie appeared in RCA/NBC's first private live performance for their radio licensees in New York City. This was very early experimental all electronic television system...
 
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Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish was born into a broken family where her restless father James Lee Gish was frequently absent. Mary Robinson McConnell a.k.a. Mary Gish, her mother, had entered into acting to make money to support the family. As soon as Lillian and her sister Dorothy were old enough, they became part of the act...
“ Of 'Birth Of A Nation.' ” - christopherbkk
 
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“ Of 'Birth Of A Nation.' ” - christopherbkk
 
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Ronald Neame
A British filmmaker who, over the years, worked as assistant director, cinematographer, producer, writer and ultimately director, Ronald Neame was born on April 23, 1911. His father, Elwin Neame, was a film director and his mother, Ivy Close, was a film star. During the 1920s, he started working at famous Elstree Studios...
 
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Marie Osborne
Costume and Wardrobe Department, The Godfather: Part II
“ Started as a child actress, being Baby Marie Osborne ” - christopherbkk
 
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Mitch Miller
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a classically trained oboist, Mitch Miller first entered the pop music scene in 1948 at Mercury Records, where he guided such acts as Vic Damone, Frankie Laine and Patti Page to success. In 1950 he was lured by Goddard Lieberson to Columbia Records as that label's A&R director...
 
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Renée Saint-Cyr
French actress Renee Saint-Cyr became synonymous with chic comedy and romantic drama, enjoying second-string success for nearly seven decades before her death of bronchitis at age 99. Over the years she equipped herself well opposite the established talents of Raymond Rouleau, Jules Berry, Raimu, Pierre Brasseur and Paul Meurisse...
 
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Mary Carr
American character actress famed for roles as mothers. Born in a Philadelphia suburb as Mary Kennevan, she became a schoolteacher, but soon gave it up for work as an actress in touring companies. She married actor William Carr and toured extensively with his company. After the turn of the century...
 
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Al Hirschfeld
Art Department, Fantasia 2000
 
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Jack LeMaire
Actor, jazz musician and stand-up comedian Jack LeMaire, who got his start in vaudeville, died Oct. 18 in North Hollywood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 99. LeMaire toured with Bob Hope and Johnny Grant doing stand-up for USO shows, ending each set with a song on his guitar. His passion for playing occasionally overshadowed his love of comedy...
 
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Carl Barks
Writer, Good Scouts
As the creator of 'Scrooge McDuck', Carl Barks did more than any other comic book artist to widen the popularity of Donald Duck, bringing in the process a vast array of memorable supporting characters into the Disney universe, among them Uncle Scrooge himself, Gladstone Gander, Gyro Gearloose (and his Little Helper), the Beagle Boys, and the Junior Woodchucks...
 
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Carmen Dirigo
Makeup Department, Petticoat Junction
Chances are, if you saw a movie with one of the stars of the 1930s or 1940s, her hair was done by Carmen Dirigo, who passed away on July 25 in Van Nuys at the age of 99. Dirigo, born Daisy Obradowits, was a prominent hair and wig stylist in Hollywood's Golden Age, working at the various studios and later in television...
 
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Risë Stevens
One of the great voices of the Metropolitan Opera, New York-born mezzo-soprano Rise (pronounced REE-za) Stevens made her debut with the company in 1939 as Octavian in Richard Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier" in a tour performance in Philadelphia. Her other notable roles in 21 years with the company included the two characterizations most associated with her...
 
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Ellaline Terriss
Ellaline Terriss was a leading musical comedy star in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. She was the daughter of one famous actor, William Terriss (born William Lewin in 1847; murdered by a disgruntled actor in 1897), and the wife of an even more famous and accomplished one, Sir Seymour Hicks, whom she was married to from 1893 until his death in 1949...
 
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K. Raghavan
Composer, Swaham
 
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Juanita Moore
African American actress Juanita Moore entered films in the early 1950s, a time in which few black people were given an opportunity to act in major studio films. Fortunately Moore's roles began improving as Hollywood developed a social consciousness toward the end of the decade. In 1959 she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Imitation of Life...
 
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