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Actress Lauren Bacall, who protested Hollywood blacklist, dies at 89

"Stardom isn't a career," Bacall once observed, "it's an accident." What a lucky accident it turned out to be.

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Ruby Dee, 91: Iconic actress, civil rights activist

Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91.

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Farley Mowat: Writer, socialist and environmentalist

Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.

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H.R. Giger, 74: Surrealist artist known for his "Alien"

Known worldwide by fans of alternative and surreal art and having something of a cult following, Giger was known for his unsettling and unique style of biomechanical science fiction designs.

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Prolific science fiction writer Frederik Pohl dead at 93

Author Frederik Pohl, who over decades gained a reputation of being a literate and sophisticated writer of science fiction and a supporter of progressive causes, has died.

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Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.

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Actor James Gandolfini, 51, dies of cardiac arrest

James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.

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Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen: An appreciation

Harryhausen, who passed away May 7th, is revered by fantasy film geeks, special effects artists, and directors for his masterful advancement of stop motion animation.

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Phillip Bonosky, 1916-2013, chronicled life and politics from Pittsburgh to Phnom Penh

Author Phillip Bonosky, a member of the Communist Party since 1938, died Saturday, March 2, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

For those of us of a certain age, memories of childhood Christmases might well include presents from the imagination of Gerry Anderson

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