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Post Mortem: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Google and Dizzy Gillespie

In case you haven't used Google today (Oct. 21), you may not have noticed an unusual design on the home page: a razzmatazz boogie of semi-abstract art with a likeness of Dizzy Gillespie. Today would have been Dizzy's 93rd birthday, and -- 17 years after his death -- he remains...

By Matt Schudel  | October 21, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Penthouse founder Bob Guccione dies at 79

Bob Guccione, a seminary school dropout who revolutionized the adult entertainment industry in the late 1960s as the publisher of Penthouse magazine, filling its glossy pages with photographs of nude co-eds in explicitly erotic positions, and selling millions of copies in the process, has died of cancer age 79. Mr....

By T. Rees Shapiro  | October 21, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  bob guccione, penthouse, playboy  
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Tom Bosley, 'Happy Days' TV Dad

Tom Bosley, 83, a Tony Award-winning stage actor who enjoyed a long career on television, notably as the wry Cunningham patriarchon "Happy Days," a small-town sherriff on "Murder, She Wrote" and a crime-hunting priest on "The Father Dowling Mysteries," died Oct. 19 at a hospital near his home in Palm...

By Matt Schudel  | October 19, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Actors, actresses, Adam Bernstein  
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