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Video- Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90


ALot of great memories.

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRK) -- There's sad news to report from the entertainment world. Actor Jack Klugman passed has passed away at the age of 90.

The actor's attorney made the announcement Monday. Klugman reportedly died peacefully at his home in Northridge, California with his wife, Peggy, at his side.

Klugman is survived by his sons, David and Adam, and two grandchildren.

Klugman is best known for his role as Oscar Madison in the sitcom The Odd Couple, playing opposite Tony Randall. He also starred as Quincy in the drama Quincy, M.E.


Video- Jon Lord, Deep Purple founder who co-wrote classics including Smoke On The Water dies at 71


You know how certain songs immediately transport you back to wherever you heard them the first time? 1973 Melbourne, Florida. Sitting around with a bunch of newly made redneck friends, drinking 45's and rocking out. Wow.

Rock star Jon Lord, who founded the band Deep Purple, died yesterday aged 71.

The keyboard player, who co-wrote many of the heavy rock band’s legendary songs including Smoke On The Water, had pancreatic cancer.

A statement posted on his website yesterday declared that Lord – who had said that writing music had been therapy through his illness – had passed ‘from Darkness to Light’.

The musician, who had enjoyed success in the last decade as a classical composer, suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism at a private clinic in London. His publicist said that he was surrounded by his family.

Lord founded Deep Purple in 1968 and it went on to be one of the world’s most successful rock bands, selling more than 100million albums.

Note- I swiped the headline from the article and never even noticed the discrepancy in names. Grassy to readers.


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Video- 'Some Like It Hot' star Tony Curtis dies


Pretty soon we're going to be talking about people like Zach Galifianakis as "Hollywood Icon".

HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Tony Curtis, best known as a musician who dressed as a woman in the comedy "Some Like It Hot," died in his Nevada home at age 85, a family spokesman said.

Preston Ahearn, Curtis's business manager and family spokesman, said Curtis passed away overnight while sleeping next to his wife in their home in Henderson, Nev., near Las Vegas, ABC News reported Thursday.

Curtis, whose health had been failing for several years, was hospitalized in July after suffering an asthma attack, family members said.

A box office idol in the 1950s and 1960s, he earned an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Defiant Ones" opposite Sidney Poitier. However, he said he thought his performance as serial killer Albert DeSalvo in "The Boston Strangler" was the finest of his career, The Guardian said.

Curtis was probably best known as a mobster-fleeing musician hiding out in an all-female orchestra in Billy Wilder's screwball comedy, "Some Like It Hot" with Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.

Curtis made more than 140 films and made frequent television appearances.