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2013 celebrity deaths: Paul Walker, Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini

31 December 2013 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The year now ending marks another 12-month period of losing talents who have given television viewers entertainment or information ... and some of those passings, even more sadly, came as major and untimely shocks. Zap2it remembers:

Paul Walker: The actor best-known for the "Fast & Furious" movies had career roots in such TV shows as "Who's the Boss?" "Highway to Heaven" and "Touched by an Angel."

James Gandolfini: He projected so much older as mobster Tony Soprano, many were surprised to learn the three-time Emmy winner only was in his 30s and 40s when he played the part.

Cory Monteith: As Finn Hudson on "Glee," the Canadian-born performer touched fans of all ages both in life and afterward.

Jean Stapleton: Forever TV's top "dingbat," the "All in the Family" actress earned three Emmys as lovably daffy Edith Bunker.

Jonathan Winters: The improvisation genius who inspired his »

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Noel Harrison obituary

22 October 2013 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor and singer of The Windmills of Your Mind, a huge 1960s hit that won an Oscar

Noel Harrison, who has died aged 79 following a heart attack, was the son of the actor Sir Rex Harrison and followed his famous father into show business. He pursued a varied career on stage and in film and television, but it was as a musician that he achieved his moment in the spotlight. In 1968 he recorded the song The Windmills of Your Mind for the soundtrack of the Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway film The Thomas Crown Affair and it became a top 10 hit in the UK the following year.

"Recording Windmills wasn't a very significant moment," he recalled. "It was just a job that I got paid $500 for, no big deal. The composer, Michel Legrand, came to my home and helped me learn it, then we went into the studio and recorded it, »

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Noel Harrison obituary

22 October 2013 4:07 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and singer of The Windmills of Your Mind, a huge 1960s hit that won an Oscar

Noel Harrison, who has died aged 79 following a heart attack, was the son of the actor Sir Rex Harrison and followed his famous father into show business. He pursued a varied career on stage and in film and television, but it was as a musician that he achieved his moment in the spotlight. In 1968 he recorded the song The Windmills of Your Mind for the soundtrack of the Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway film The Thomas Crown Affair and it became a top 10 hit in the UK the following year.

"Recording Windmills wasn't a very significant moment," he recalled. "It was just a job that I got paid $500 for, no big deal. The composer, Michel Legrand, came to my home and helped me learn it, then we went into the studio and recorded it, »

- Adam Sweeting

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Noel Harrison Dead: Singer and Actor Was 79

22 October 2013 11:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British actor and musician Noel Harrison, who sang the Oscar-winning ballad “The Windmills of Your Mind,” has died at 79.

Harrison’s wife, Lori Chapman, said Tuesday that he suffered a heart attack after a performance on Saturday in Devon, southwest England, and died in a hospital.

The son of actor Rex Harrison, Noel Harrison was a British champion skier and represented the country at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics before becoming a professional musician.

He moved to the United States during the 1960s’ British invasion and had his greatest success with “The Windmills of Your Mind,” which was the theme to 1968 heist movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” and won the best song Oscar.

Harrison wrote on his website that did not immediately realize the power of the song, by French composer Michel Legrand and American lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

“I went to the studio one afternoon and sang it and pretty much forgot about it, »

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Noel Harrison, Actor And Folk Singer, Dead Age 79

22 October 2013 8:28 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Noel Harrison as agent Mark Slate in The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.

 

Noel Harrison, who rode the wave of "British Invasion" music to U.S. shores in the 1960s, has died at age 79. The son of legendary actor Rex Harrison, Noel took a different path than his famed father. At the height of his career, he dropped out of show business to do construction work because he disdained living the life of a celebrity.  He was also a championship skier at one time. At his peak, Harrison's well-received folk songs won him loyal followers and some of the songs charted as hits. His biggest splash came when he recorded "The Windmills of Your Mind", the classic title song for the 1968 film "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Steve McQueen. The song won an Oscar and is still "covered" by artists today. In terms of acting, Harrison only dabbled in the field. He »

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