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  • Donna Douglas, who starred as Elly May on hit sitcom 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' dies at age 82

    Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died. Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near her hometown of Zachary. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • Edward Brooke, liberal Republican and 1st black popularly elected to US Senate, dies at 95

    Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas, Brooke'...
  • Arkansas-based poet Miller Williams, who read at Clinton's 1997 inauguration, dies at age 84

    Arkansas poet Miller Williams, a prolific writer and teacher who read a poem at President Bill Clinton's 1997 inauguration, has died. He was 84. Williams, the father of singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, died Thursday night at a hospital in Fayetteville...
  • Edward Brooke, 1st black man elected to U.S. Senate, dies

    Former Senator Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black man in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Brooke died of natural causes at his Coral Gables, Florida, home, said Ralph Neas,...
  • Hank Peters, former Orioles GM, dies at 90

    Hank Peters, former Orioles GM, dies at 90
    Not one to show emotion, Orioles general manager Hank Peters whooped it up one mid-October day in 1983. That afternoon, Baltimore clinched the World Series with a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. That evening, Peters learned that his first...
  • Dr. Alexander Hilkevitch, longtime Chicago-area psychiatrist, dies at 97

     Dr. Alexander Hilkevitch, longtime Chicago-area psychiatrist, dies at 97
    Dr. Alexander Hilkevitch treated hundreds of patients, many suffering from severe mental illness, at his north suburban psychiatric practice over a 50-year career. He died of pancreatic cancer at 97 on Thursday, Jan. 1, in his Wilmette home, said his...
  • Stuart Scott dies at 49; ESPN sportscaster with catchphrases

    He was widely copied, bitingly parodied and occasionally derided, but ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott could belt out an exuberant "Boo-yah!" as no one else. And his vivid descriptions, while over the top to his critics, struck a chord for millions of...
  • Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49

    Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation. Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live...
  • Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Grand Ole Opry cast member, dies at 94

    Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who had been the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94. Dickens died Jan. 2 at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry...
  • Jerome Stone, helped start Alzheimer's Association, dies

     Jerome Stone, helped start Alzheimer's Association, dies
    Jerome Stone helped build his family packaging business, Stone Container Corp., and is also credited with a leading role in the creation of the Alzheimer's Association. Mr. Stone, 101, died of natural causes Thursday, Jan. 1, in the Gold Coast...
  • Stu Miller, pitcher who played for SF and NY Giants, dies at 87

    Stu Miller, pitcher who played for SF and NY Giants, dies at 87
    Stu Miller, the former San Francisco Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star game history during a windy baseball game at Candlestick Park in 1961, has died. He was 87. Miller died Sunday at his home in the Sacramento...