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Post Mortem: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Tony Curtis, 'beefcake' actor of more than 100 movies, dies

Tony Curtis, a suave Hollywood actor with electric blue eyes who was best known for his role opposite Marilyn Monroe in the comedy "Some like it Hot," died Wednesday at his Las Vegas area home. He was 85. Mr. Curtis also gave compelling dramatic performances in "Sweet Smell of Success"...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | September 30, 2010; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Marilyn Monroe, Some like it hot, Tony Curtis  
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'Bonnie and Clyde' director Arthur Penn dies

Arthur Penn, a television and film director best known for the 1967 bank heist flick "Bonnie and Clyde," has died. He was 88. Mr. Penn was the younger brother of acclaimed portrait photographer Irving Penn, who died Oct. 7, 2009. Many critics wrote that "Bonnie and Clyde" was a revolutionary...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | September 29, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Arthur Penn, Bonnie and Clyde, Faye Dunaway, Irving Penn, Warren Beatty  
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Stephen King's agent, Ralph Vicinanza, dies at 60

Ralph Vicinanza, literary agent who sold the work of big-name writers including Stephen King and the Dalai Lama around the world, died of a brain aneurysm Saturday night at age 60. Mr. Vicinanza specialized in making deals for international rights to their clients' books. His agency also represented top science...

By Emma Brown  | September 29, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Emma Brown  | Tags:  beth meacham, dalai lama, frank herbert, ralph vicinanza died, ralph vicinanza obituary, robert heinlein, stephen king, terry pratchett, tor books  
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Champion thoroughbred Real Quiet dies; nosed out of Triple Crown

Real Quiet, a stunning bay thoroughbred who was nosed out of a Triple Crown in 1998, died Sept. 25 in his paddock in Harrisburg, Pa. He was 15. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by Bob Baffert, Real Quiet was in the money 17 of his 20 lifetime starts and...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | September 28, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Bellmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Real Quiet, Triple Crown, Victory Gallop  
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Gloria Stuart, actress in 'Titanic,' dies

Update: The full obituary for Gloria Stuart is available here. Please leave your comments on Ms. Stuart's career below. Here are some clips of Ms. Stuart in Titanic: Gloria Stuart, a glamorous blond actress in the 1930s who came back to Hollywood in her 80s to play the older Kate...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | September 27, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Academy Award, Gloria Stuart, James Cameron, Titanic  
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Owner of Segway Machines Dies on a Segway

Jimi Heselden, the British multi-millionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Segway company has died age 62. British police say they believe Mr. Heselden died while testing an all-terrain equipped Segway and lost control and drove the machine off a cliff near his estate in Leeds. Worth an estimated quarter of...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | September 27, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Afghanistan, Hesco, Jimi Heselden, Segway  
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