| Feb 18, 2011
Joanne Siegel, who played a role in the creation of the Superman saga in the 1930s as Joe Shuster's teenage artist's model for Lois Lane and later married the Man of Steel's co-creator, writer Jerry Siegel, has died. She was 93.
Siegel, a longtime...
| Apr 21, 2011
Bassist-keyboardist for TV on the Radio
Gerard Smith, bassist-keyboardist for the Brooklyn-based art-rock group TV on the Radio, died Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, the band announced on its website. He was 36.
| Apr 27, 2011
Phoebe Snow, a singer and songwriter who gained fame with her 1974 self-titled album that featured the hit single "Poetry Man," has died. She was 60.
Snow died Tuesday in Edison, N.J., said Rick Miramontez, her longtime friend and public relations...
| Mar 24, 2011
Tony-nominated stage and screen actress
Helen Stenborg, 86, a Tony-nominated stage, film and TV actress who was the wife of the late Tony Award-winning actor Barnard Hughes and mother of the Tony Award-winning director Doug Hughes, died...
| Jun 9, 2011
Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...
| Apr 27, 2011
Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex
Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website.
Styrene, whose real name was...
| Jul 9, 2011
Award-winning Cuban guitarist
Manuel Galban, 80, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Thursday of a heart attack in Havana.
Born in 1931 in Gibara, in the eastern...
| Jun 2, 2011
Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93.
Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
| May 6, 2011
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Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83.
Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
| Apr 18, 2011
Hans Joachim Tiedge
West German spy defected to East Germany
Hans Joachim Tiedge, 73, a top West German counterintelligence officer who defected to East Germany in 1985, died April 6 at his home near Moscow, according to his German publisher.
| Jun 2, 2011
Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84.
Treadwell, one of the first female...