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  • 'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal

    'End of the Rainbow': magic, heartbreak in Judy Garland portrayal
    NEW YORK — Judy Garland, often drunk and occasionally disheveled, in Peter Quilter's biographical drama "End of the Rainbow," is rummaging for booze in her suite at the Ritz hotel. She's wired, and not simply because of the pills she can't seem to...
  • Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book

    Bert Weedon dies at 91; guitarist and author of 'Play in a Day' book
    Bert Weedon was a legendary British guitar player who influenced a generation of budding rock stars with his popular "Play in a Day" instructional book. Eric Clapton, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison are among...
  • Hugh Martin Jr. dies at 96; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' songwriter

    Hugh Martin Jr. dies at 96; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' songwriter
    Hugh Martin Jr., a composer, lyricist and arranger who created the enduring standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 96. Martin, who...
  • Mort Lindsey dies at 89; Judy Garland's musical director

    Mort Lindsey dies at 89; Judy Garland's musical director
    Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89. Lindsey, who was in declining health...
  • Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'

    Norman Corwin dies at 101; radio's 'poet laureate'
    Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101. Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
  • John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'

    John Aylesworth dies at 81; co-creator of TV's 'Hee Haw'
    John Aylesworth, a TV writer and producer who co-created the long-running comedy-variety show "Hee Haw," has died. He was 81. Aylesworth died Wednesday of complications of pneumonia at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, said his wife, Anita...
  • Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer

    Margaret Whiting dies at 86; pop singer mentored by Johnny Mercer
    Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" sold millions of copies in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 86. Whiting died...
  • Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band
    Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument. "He was so...
  • Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century

    Library of Congress builds the record collection of the century
    About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty. At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
  • Kristen Wiig, so weird on 'SNL,' goes (somewhat) normal for 'Bridesmaids'

    Kristen Wiig, so weird on 'SNL,' goes (somewhat) normal for 'Bridesmaids'
    Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage. "I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
  • Dory Previn dies at 86; Oscar-nominated songwriter

    Dory Previn dies at 86; Oscar-nominated songwriter
    Although she was an Oscar-nominated songwriter, Dory Previn was better known for ballads that spoke to wounded souls. A gifted lyricist, she mined her traumatic childhood and later mental illness to write confessional songs that found an audience —...