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Post Mortem: August 1, 2010 - August 7, 2010

The Daily Goodbye

The man who gave the world the famously (and unnaturally) orange snack known as Cheez Doodles has died. Morrie Yohai died July 27 of cancer at his Long Island home. He was 90. Mr. Yohai invented the crunchy yummies after returning home from serving overseas in the Marine Corps during...

By Emma Brown  |  August 3, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Actors, actresses , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: cheez doodle, cheez doodle inventor dies, james bond screenwriter dies, morrie yohai dies, tom mankiewicz dies  
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Another Side of Mitch Miller

Mitch Miller became known to the broader public for his aggressively mainstream commercial records of the 1950s and 1960s. As a record company executive, he took talented singers (Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney) and put them on gimmicky, deliriously overproduced records like "Mama Will Bark" (Sinatra) and "Come on-a My House" (Clooney)....

By Adam Bernstein  |  August 2, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Mitch Miller Dies: Musical Industry Innovator (For Better and Worse)

Mitch Miller, a musician and record-company executive who became one of the 20th century's most influential forces in popular music as the producer who launched the recording careers of singers Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis and Patti Page, died July 31 at a hospital in New York. He was...

By Adam Bernstein  |  August 2, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Newsreel: Lolita Lebron, Puerto Rican Nationalist

Lolita Lebron, the Puerto Rican nationalist who spent a quarter-century in prison after leading a gun attack on the U.S. Capitol in 1954 to draw attention to the cause of independence for her island home, died yesterday, and a full obit has been posted. For further reading, check out this...

By Emma Brown  |  August 2, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Emma Brown , Politics  | Tags: irene vilar, lolita lebron died, lolita lebron dies, lolita lebron obituary, lolita lebron puerto rico  
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