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Post Mortem: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Busy obit day & memories of Bob Feller

On most days, there's no question about which story should be featured as the lead obituary of the day. But on Thursday, we had a tough decision -- and an exceptionally busy day -- with the deaths of film director Blake Edwards and baseball superstar Bob Feller. News of Feller's...

By Matt Schudel  | December 17, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Blake Edwards dies at 88; directed 'Pink Panther' series

Update: The full obituary can be found here. Blake Edwards, 88, a prolific filmmaker who kept alive the tradition of slapstick comedy in his Pink Panther franchise and nimbly showcased his dramatic range with "Breakfast at Tiffany's," died of pneumonia Wednesday at a hospital in Santa Monica. In a six-decade...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | December 16, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Movies, T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffanys, The Pink Panther  
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Bob Feller dies at 92; Hall of Famer had wicked fastball

Bob Feller, a fireballing pitcher who broke into the big leagues as a 17-year-old sensation with the Cleveland Indians and was acclaimed as baseball's finest pitcher from the late 1930s to the late 1940s, died Wednesday night at a hospice near Cleveland. He was 92 and had leukemia. Mr. Feller,...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | December 16, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Athletes, T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Baseball, Bob Feller, Cleveland Indians  
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