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David Broder, Washington Post columnist, dies at 81

David Broder, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday in Arlington of complications from diabetes. He was 81. Mr. Broder was often called the dean of the Washington press corps -- a nickname he...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | March 9, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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George Shearing dies; pianist, composer was 91

George Shearing, 91, the virtuosic jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland," died of cardiac arrest today in New York. Shearing, who was blind since birth, launched his career in his native England before moving to the U.S. after World War II and becoming one of the most...

By Adam Bernstein  | February 14, 2011; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Obits on TV: 'Circling the Drain'

Prosecco and caviar? Or champagne and foie gras? The Bugatti or the Aston Martin? Do we keep our rendezvous with Anna Chapman at Abe Lincoln's nose on Mount Rushmore? Yes, the sex, romance and intrigue of life on the obit desk is about to get its due. Timothy Smith, a...

By Adam Bernstein  | December 10, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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A question of coverage

Some FOOs -- friends of obits -- have recently pointed out this article by journalist James Naughton. Perhaps it was an overzealous editor, but the headline laments the death of obituaries because Naughton could not persuade the Los Angeles Times or New York Times (his onetime employer) to write an...

By Adam Bernstein  | December 2, 2010; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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)
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Roy Baker, Director of Understated Precision, Dies

Roy Baker, who died Oct. 5 at 93, was a superb but largely unheralded British director who specialized in crime stories and taut melodramas. He earned his greatest renown for directing "A Night to Remember" (1958), which remains the best film about the Titanic disaster. It's accent is on the...

By Adam Bernstein  | October 8, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

James J. Kilpatrick, Conservative Commentator, Dies, Adam Bernstein , August 16, 2010
Death of 'Bright Young Thing', Adam Bernstein , June 13, 2010
Ziegfeld Chorus Girl Dies at 106, Adam Bernstein , May 13, 2010
Lena Horne, Electrifying Singer, Dies, Adam Bernstein , May 10, 2010
Now That's Dedication, Adam Bernstein , May 6, 2010
Dorothy Provine, Flapper and Outlaw, Dies, Adam Bernstein , April 30, 2010
Dan Clemmer, Librarian and Humorist, Dies, Adam Bernstein , April 23, 2010
Corin Redgrave and His Father, Adam Bernstein , April 7, 2010
Note From a Scoop Artist, Adam Bernstein , March 24, 2010
Former Rep. Charlie Wilson, 76, dies, Emma Brown , February 10, 2010
J.D. Salinger Dies; Reclusive 'Catcher' Author, Adam Bernstein , January 28, 2010
The Commie Sports Pages, Adam Bernstein , December 25, 2009
Jennifer Jones Dies, Adam Bernstein , December 17, 2009
Dead Air, Adam Bernstein , December 14, 2009
Actor Gene Barry Dies, Adam Bernstein , December 10, 2009
Woodward (by Bernstein), Adam Bernstein , November 16, 2009
All About Obits, Adam Bernstein , November 2, 2009
Welcome again, Patricia Sullivan , October 21, 2009
'Dr. No' Dies, Adam Bernstein , October 20, 2009
Queen of Libya, Adam Bernstein , October 14, 2009
Faking Accomplishments, Patricia Sullivan , September 4, 2009
Tell Us: What's Robert Novak's Legacy?, Adam Bernstein , August 18, 2009
This Budd's For You, Adam Bernstein , August 6, 2009
Obit as Equalizer, Adam Bernstein , July 28, 2009
Controversial Afrocentric Scholar Dies, Adam Bernstein , June 17, 2009
Too Much Huey, Adam Bernstein , June 16, 2009
A Grave Problem, Adam Bernstein , June 11, 2009
Q&A: Italian Americans in Jazz, Adam Bernstein , June 9, 2009
Sam Butera, Sax Star, Dies, Adam Bernstein , June 5, 2009
David Carradine's Best Work?, Adam Bernstein , June 4, 2009
Poem for a Neighbor, Adam Bernstein , June 3, 2009
Peter Falk Family Battle, Adam Bernstein , June 2, 2009
Washington's Wolfman Jack, Adam Bernstein , June 2, 2009
Bad 'Association', Adam Bernstein , May 29, 2009
Jane ("Cat People") Randolph Dies, Adam Bernstein , May 27, 2009
FDIC Chairman Dies, Adam Bernstein , May 13, 2009
Cereal Killer, Adam Bernstein , May 13, 2009
Wikipedia, Obits and Faking, Adam Bernstein , May 7, 2009
Redstone v. Reaper, Adam Bernstein , May 4, 2009
Frankie "Musclehead" Manning Dies, Adam Bernstein , April 28, 2009
Lindy Hop Pioneer Dies, Adam Bernstein , April 27, 2009
Tilahun Gessesse, Leading Ethiopian Singer, Dies, Adam Bernstein , April 21, 2009
Obit Writer RIP, Adam Bernstein , April 17, 2009
Jewish Woman Who Married Nazi Officer Dies, Adam Bernstein , March 25, 2009
'Marty' Star Dies, Adam Bernstein , March 17, 2009
Ambassador Gets the Bird, Adam Bernstein , March 17, 2009
Man Behind Initials of WTTG Dies, Adam Bernstein , March 13, 2009
O! Curtsy, Adam Bernstein , March 13, 2009
Obits of the Air, Adam Bernstein , March 11, 2009
Newspaperman as Savior, Adam Bernstein , March 6, 2009
Son of "Little Tramp" Dies, Adam Bernstein , March 5, 2009
Playwright Horton Foote is Dead, Adam Bernstein , March 4, 2009
Pay Up, Adam Bernstein , March 4, 2009
TV's McMahon, Barry Said to be Ailing, Adam Bernstein , March 3, 2009
Veteran D.C. Journalist Nicholas Blatchford Dies, Adam Bernstein , February 6, 2009
Baugh of the Movies, Adam Bernstein , December 18, 2008
"Where's Johnson?", Adam Bernstein , November 20, 2008
The War and the Dead, Adam Bernstein , November 11, 2008
John Leonard: His Own Worst Critic, Adam Bernstein , November 7, 2008
Edie and Ernie, Adam Bernstein , October 23, 2008
Paul Newman's Shrewd Move, Matt Schudel , September 27, 2008
Norma Desmond Revisited, Adam Bernstein , September 9, 2008
Two Obits of Chile Under Pinochet, Adam Bernstein , July 31, 2008
Report on Steve Fossett, Adam Bernstein , July 30, 2008
Obiter v. Obiter, Adam Bernstein , June 3, 2008
Harvey Korman RIP, Adam Bernstein , May 30, 2008
On Faith On Death, Adam Bernstein , May 28, 2008
A "Derogatory" Obit?, Adam Bernstein , May 26, 2008
Conference of Death, Adam Bernstein , May 14, 2008
Of Parakeets and Freezers, Adam Bernstein , April 19, 2008
The Local Angle, Adam Bernstein , April 17, 2008
Burying the Compliment, Adam Bernstein , March 2, 2008
Steve Fossett, Officially Dead, Matt Schudel , February 16, 2008
Britney Spears -- the Latest Craziness, Adam Bernstein , February 5, 2008
Heath Ledger and Gene Kelly, Adam Bernstein , January 22, 2008
Suzanne Pleshette, Adam Bernstein , January 22, 2008
Ahead of the News, Adam Bernstein , January 22, 2008
Newspaper Promotes Self in Obit, Adam Bernstein , January 16, 2008
Bozo, Adam Bernstein , January 11, 2008
Dead Air, Adam Bernstein , December 17, 2007
Block That Euphemism, Adam Bernstein , December 12, 2007
I Don't Drink ... Wine, Adam Bernstein , November 21, 2007
Ian Smith, Adam Bernstein , November 21, 2007
Far-flung Death News, Adam Bernstein , November 2, 2007
Corrections, Adam Bernstein , October 18, 2007
Clusters, Adam Bernstein , October 18, 2007
A "Red" Shipley Remembrance, Adam Bernstein , October 9, 2007
False Death, False Information, Adam Bernstein , October 4, 2007
That Was Some Lady, Adam Bernstein , September 27, 2007
Death Du Jour, Adam Bernstein , September 19, 2007
Death Du Jour, Adam Bernstein , September 17, 2007
Saint Noochie?, Adam Bernstein , September 17, 2007
Fascinating Fake, Adam Bernstein , September 17, 2007
Bad News in Obits, Adam Bernstein , September 14, 2007
Anecdotes, Adam Bernstein , September 12, 2007
 
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