Posts Tagged Obituaries

Correction: Obit-Robert Drew story

In a story July 30 about the death of filmmaker Robert Drew, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Drew was shot down in Germany during World War II. He was shot down in Italy.

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Veteran TV impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

Executive producer Robert Halmi, Sr., of "Tin Man," is seen during the NBC Press Tour in this July 17, 2007 file photo taken in Beverly Hills, Calif. Halmi died Wednesday July 30, 2014 in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died.

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Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

In this April 27, 2007 photo provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anne and Robert Drew, left, join Ed Carter and Grace Guggenheim, right, during an event honoring him at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The "cinema verite" technique and its pioneer, documentary filmmaker Robert Drew, were celebrated by the National Archives and Records Administration and Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Drew’s eldest son, Thatcher Drew, confirmed that the filmmaker died Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, at his home in Sharon, Conn. (AP Photo/Neshan Naltchayan, AMPAS)

Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in “Primary” and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has died at age 90.

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Argentine soccer president Julio Grondona dies

In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association, stands behind the Copa America trophy during the draw of the groups' ceremony in La Plata, Argentina. Grondona was hospitalized on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, said national football authorities, who said he was "not feeing well." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American soccer officials say that Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentina Football Association, has died. He was 82.

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Kentucky basketball legend Wah Wah Jones dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school’s greatest all-around athlete, has died. He was 88.

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