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Deborah Raffin Dies at 59

26 November 2012 12:05 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Deborah Raffin, who had brief but successful careers both as an actress - 7th Heaven, among other shows - and a book publisher, died of leukemia last Wednesday, a family member told the Los Angeles Times. Raffin was 59 and reportedly had battled the disease for about a year. Starting out, the blonde Californian was often compared to the young Grace Kelly, People noted in a 1979 profile. Her mother, Trudy Marshall, had been a bit player for 20th Century Fox in the '40s, and her father was a wealthy meat broker. When Raffin was a sophomore at Valley College in Van Nuys, »

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Deborah Raffin of 7th Heaven Dead at 59

26 November 2012 7:18 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Deborah Raffin, whose career acting in film and TV spanned three decades and included a memorable turn on the TV series 7th Heaven, has died. She was 59. Raffin's brother told the Los Angeles Times the actress passed away from leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last Wednesday after being diagnosed with the blood cancer over a year ago. Raffin broke into the business in the mid-'70s appearing in several Hollywood movies such as 1973's 40 Carats starring Liv Ullmann and Gene Kelly and 1975's Once Is Not Enough with Kirk Douglas. By decade's end, the thesp had starring roles in a slew of TV movies, among them 1979's Haywire, in which she played the actress Brooke »

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R.I.P. Deborah Raffin

22 November 2012 4:32 PM, PST | Deadline Hollywood | See recent Deadline Hollywood news »

Actress Deborah Raffin, who became the quintessential California blonde TV movie/mini-series ingenue and heroine during the three decades when the genre thrived in the 1970s-1980s-1990s, died on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times quoted her brother as saying she’d had leukemia for the past year and passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59. Though she starred in several features, she was best known for her TV work and most recently took recurring roles on The Secret Life Of The American Teenager (2008-2010) and 7th Heaven (1996-2005). Also, later in life, she started what eventually became the multimilliondollar Dove audio books with her then husband, showbiz entrepreneur Michael Viner. (They sold the company in 1997.) Los Angeles-born Raffin was the daughter of 20th Century Fox contract player Trudy Marshall and became a TV star when she was discovered in an elevator by an agent. With »

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R.I.P. Deborah Raffin

22 November 2012 4:32 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Actress Deborah Raffin, who became the quintessential California blonde TV movie/mini-series ingenue and heroine during the three decades when the genre thrived in the 1970s-1980s-1990s, died on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Times quoted her brother as saying she’d had leukemia for the past year and passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59. Though she starred in several features, she was best known for her TV work and most recently took recurring roles on The Secret Life Of The American Teenager (2008-2010) and 7th Heaven (1996-2005). Also, later in life, she started what eventually became the multimilliondollar Dove audio books with her then husband, showbiz entrepreneur Michael Viner. (They sold the company in 1997.) Los Angeles-born Raffin was the daughter of 20th Century Fox contract player Trudy Marshall and became a TV star when she was discovered in an elevator by an agent. With »

- NIKKI FINKE, Editor in Chief

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Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman Photo: SAG Awards 2012

7 February 2012 10:52 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman were presenters at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.) Patrick Duffy, who'll turn 63 next March 17, has mostly acted on television, e.g., Man from Atlantis, the original Dallas, The Bold and the Beautiful. He'll next be seen as Bobby Ewing in the Dallas reboot directed by Michael M. Robin and Steve Robin. The Dallas 2012 cast also includes Duffy's fellow "old" Dallas alumni Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Charlene Tilton, in addition to Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster (of Fast Five), Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, and Faran Tahir. Larry Hagman, who turned 80 last September 21, has also been frequently seen on television. Besides his J.R. Ewing in Dallas, Hagman's best known TV role »

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