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  • Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing

    Larry Hagman dies at 81; TV's J.R. Ewing
    Fervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?”
  • Reg Presley dies at 71; sang Troggs' 'Wild Thing'

    Reg Presley dies at 71; sang Troggs' 'Wild Thing'
    The structure is simple, the guitar riffs basic, the lyrics at best inane, but the Troggs' "Wild Thing" remains a garage-rock classic more than 45 years after its 1966 release made the British group and lead singer Reg Presley international stars....

    Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer

    Richard Zanuck dies at 77; Oscar-winning producer
    One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice. Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...

    Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label

    Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label
    A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...